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From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece – The New York Times 

Workplace Wellness Programs Could Be Putting Your Health Data at Risk 

Speech analysis could now land you a promotion 

When Timekeeping Software Undermines Compliance | YJoLT | Yale Journal of Law and Technology 

Facebook, Nodding to Its Role in Media, Starts a Journalism Project 

Black Lives Matter launches tool that lets you mark yourself “unsafe” and black in America 

When Robots Take All of Our Jobs, Remember the Luddites | Innovation | Smithsonian 

Marshall, TX PD implements predictive policing system to combat – KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: | 

Google, Facebook, and the Rest of the Silicon Valley Crowd Need More Physicists | WIRED 

Europe calls for mandatory ‘kill switches’ on robots – Jan. 12, 2017 

Facebook’s Hiring Process Hinders Its Effort to Create a Diverse Workforce – Bloomberg 

CrowdCamp Report: Protecting Humans – Worker-Owned Cooperative Models for Training AI Systems – Follow the Crowd 

Medium, and The Reason You Can’t Stand the News Anymore. – Medium 

On “Fake News” – emptywheel 

10 tech issues that will impact social justice in 2017 / Ford Foundation 

The Privacy Threat From Always-On Microphones Like the Amazon Echo | American Civil Liberties Union 

Silicon Valley Takes a Right Turn – The New York Times 

Trump’s Anti-Immigration Rhetoric Fuels Data Concerns – Education Week 

Big Brother collecting big data — and in China, it’s all for sale – World – CBC News 

N.S.A. Gets More Latitude to Share Intercepted Communications – The New York Times 

Signal Boost – The Verge 

Educating people about sources won’t stop fake news. 

If President Obama doesn’t commute her sentence, Chelsea Manning won’t survive | Evan Greer | Opinion | The Guardian 

Digital Activists Are Disappearing in Pakistan · Global Voices 

WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages | Technology | The Guardian 

Should I be worried about the WhatsApp encryption backdoor? | Technology | The Guardian 

How surveillance changes people’s behavior | Harvard Magazine 

Facebook, Nodding to Its Role in Media, Starts a Journalism Project – The New York Times 

The Signal Code – A human rights approach to information during crisis 

MIT Media Lab to participate in $27 million initiative on AI ethics and governance | MIT News 

Proposal for a Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications | Digital Single Market 

The Tor browser for iOS went free-to-use after Trump’s election win | Ars Technica UK 

Center for Data Innovation » 5 Q’s for Sarah Telford, Chief of Data Services at UNOCHA 

Omidyar, Hoffman create $27M research fund for AI in the public interest | TechCrunch 

Survey: 70% of Europeans Don’t Want to Sacrifice Privacy for Services 

Who is Betsy DeVos? 

Mattel Is Building An Alexa For Kids | Co.Design | business + design 

The Humans Working Behind the AI Curtain 

Tech Giants Seem Invincible. That Worries Lawmakers. – The New York Times 

Tor Ban In Turkey Likely Permanent, Watchdog Group Says – Vocativ 

Anti-surveillance clothing aims to hide wearers from facial recognition | Technology | The Guardian 

I’ve left Twitter. It is unusable for anyone but trolls, robots and dictators | Lindy West | Opinion | The Guardian 

The robot as cub reporter: law’s emerging role in cognitive journalism | Kirley | European Journal of Law and Technology 

The Download on the DNC Hack — Krebs on Security 

Fraud in Silicon Valley: Startups Show Their Unethical Underside 

Hyperface: a fabric that makes computer vision systems see faces everywhere / Boing Boing 

Cyberwar for Sale – The New York Times 

Follow Buddies and Block Buddies: A Simple Proposal to Improve Civility, Control, and Privacy on Twitter – Lawfare 

It’s begun: Internet providers are pushing to repeal Obama-era privacy rules – The Washington Post 

The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform – The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice Reform 

Review: Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy, by Ariel Ezrachi and Maurice E. Stucke | THE Books 

The Real Name Fallacy – The Coral Project 

A Guide to Solving Social Problems with Machine Learning 

Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to “check out” endangered titles / Boing Boing 

Bias in Criminal Risk Scores Is Mathematically Inevitable, Researchers Say – ProPublica 

Law encoded: Towards a free speech policy model based on decentralized architecture 

We’ve spent billions to fix our medical records, and they’re still a mess. Here’s why. – Mother Jones – Medium 

International – Facebook’s secret rules of deletion 

Current Digital Security Resources – Medium 

Yes, Digital Literacy. But Which One? | Hapgood 

Yes, robots will steal our jobs, but don’t worry, we’ll get new ones 

European data suggests the gig economy helped create Trump, Sanders 

Bias in Criminal Risk Scores Is Mathematically Inevitable, Researchers Say – ProPublica 

Algorithmic discrimination and the feminist politics of being in the data | 

Centrelink debt notices based on ‘idiotic’ faith in big data, IT expert says | Australia news | The Guardian 

Why it’s dangerous to outsource our critical thinking to computers | Technology | The Guardian 

Algorithms: AI’s creepy control must be open to inspection | Opinion | The Guardian 

U.S. Government Using Gang Databases to Deport Undocumented Immigrants 

Facebook Doesn’t Tell Users Everything it Really Knows About Them – ProPublica 

Wielding Claims of ‘Fake News,’ Conservatives Take Aim at Mainstream Media – The New York Times 

Revealed: British councils used Ripa to secretly spy on public | World news | The Guardian 

World’s largest hedge fund to replace managers with artificial intelligence | Technology | The Guardian 

Facebook’s Problem Isn’t Fake News — It’s the Rest of the Internet – The New York Times 


01/26/17-01/27/17: Blockchain Protocol Analysis and Security Engineering 2017 | Cyber Initiative 

01/31/17: German Center for Research and Innovation – The Shifting Paradigm of Data Security: Intelligence and Big Data 

02/03/17-/02/04/17: The Pennsylvania State University Presents: SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOP 

02/15/17-02/18/17: Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference | Albuquerque, New Mexico 

02/17/17: Not so Smart Cities? A Guide to Helping Cities Develop Ethical Data Strategies – PRIO 

02/23/17: Transform the Sector 

03/03/17: 11th Annual Machine Learning Symposium | The New York Academy of Sciences 

03/06/17-03/10/17: Internet Freedom Festival | Valencia, Spain 

03/18/17-03/19/17: Command Lines Software, Power and Performance 

04/07/17-04/08/17: Workshop on Obfuscation 

04/07/17-/04/08/18: Theorizing the Web 

05/17/17-05/19/17: Tilburg University – Conference TILTing Perspectives 2017: ‘Regulating a connected world’ 

05/22/17-05/23/17: Big Data: New Challenges for Law and Ethics – Home 

07/01/17-07/08/17: Web Science Summer School WWSSS’17 [deadline: Feb 15] 

01/11/2016: Privacy Papers for Policymakers – Future of Privacy ForumFuture of Privacy Forum 

01/17/2017: Digital Impact: Policy and Practice for the Nonprofit Sector in 2017 

01/18/2017: Protest Palantir 

01/18/2017: Knight-Civic Hall Symposium on Tech, Politics, and the Media: Member Invite Tickets, Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 8:30 AM | Eventbrite 

01/24/2017: US Communications at a Crossroads | Berkman Klein Center 

01/30/2017 – 02/01/2017: Enigma 2017 Conference 

01/31/2017: Not Bugs, But Features: Hopeful Institutions and Technologies of Inequality | Berkman Klein Center 

02/02/2017-02/03/2017: Lost in Privacy? – How to tackle transatlantic data protection challenges | – AIJA 

02/07/2017 – 02/08/2017: Data on Purpose | Do Good Data 2017 

02/12/2017 – 02/13/2017: The Digital Broadband Migration Conference: Evaluating the First Principles of Information Policy | Silicon Flatirons 

03/09/2017: The Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence | Silicon Flatirons 

03/29/2017 – 03/31/2017: RightsCon Summit Series 

03/31/2017-04/01/2017: WeRobot 2017 

04/25/2017: The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference 2017 (TICTeC2017) 

06/15/2017-06/16/2017: Collective Intelligence Conference 

06/15/2017-06/16/2017: Collective Intelligence Conference 

08/24/2016: Global Insight “Harness Your Data” 

09/22/2016: Humanitarian OpenStreet Team Summit 

09/26/2016: Data Driven Journalism w/ Graphs – Panama Papers, Bahamas Leaks Mar Cabra, ICIJ – NYC Neo4j (New York, NY) | Meetup 

09/27/2016: Data Driven NYC #49 (A FirstMark Event) – Data Driven NYC (a FirstMark Event) (New York, NY) | Meetup 

09/27/2016: CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: William Marino – Smart Contracts and Contract Law: An Uneasy Relationship » Center for Information Technology Policy 

09/29/2016-10/01/2016: What is Comparative Media? | The Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University 

09/30/2016: Harlem CryptoParty: How To Send & Receive Encrypted Email ( all levels) – New York CryptoParty Network (New York, NY) | Meetup 

10/01/2016: After 9 Evenings: Object Field: A Symposium on Current and Historical Experiments in Art and Technology | ISSUE Project Room 

10/04/2016: CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: Matthew Salganik – Social Research in the Age of Big Data » Center for Information Technology Policy 

10/06/2016: The Vera List Center for Arts and Politics | Explained Pictures with Jeffrey Scudder 

10/06/2016: Digital and Environmental Justice in the Era of Climate Change 

10/11/2016: Beyond Legal Talismans with Berkman Klein Affiliate Kendra Albert | Berkman Klein Center 

10/13/2016: “Weapons of Math Destruction”: Does Big Data Threaten Democracy & Equality? Tickets, Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite 

10/14/2016: Women Leaders in Cybersecurity Symposium 

10/15/2016: Tech Conference 22 @ HBS 

10/15/2016: 2nd NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission Hackathon (Promoted Event) – #BetaNYC, NYC’s open data, open gov, & civic tech community (New York, NY) | Meetup 

10/17/2016: Weapons of Math Destruction – New America 

10/17/2016: Tickets for Tim Wu | Douglas Rushkoff in New York from ShowClix 

10/18/2016: Technology, Challenges and Effective Governance 

10/18/2016 – 10/20/2016: EmTech 2016 

10/18/2016 – 10/20/2016: EmTech 2016 

10/19/2016: Chicago Ideas Talk – Humanity and Technology: What’s at Stake? 

10/20/2016: The Vera List Center for Arts and Politics | Wendy Brown Neoliberalism Financialization and Democracy Ten Theses 

10/21/2016: Silicon Harlem 3rd Annual Conference on Tech and Innovation: Broadband Harlem, NY 

10/24/2016 – 10/26/2016: Privacy + Security Forum I Conference Speakers 

10/26/2016: Rachel Sagner Buurma | How to Think Like a Humanist About Information [PUBLIC LECTURE] | The Integrative PhD 

10/27/2016: Understanding EU Law, Institutions and Policymaking 

10/27/2016: The Security of Things Forum 

10/27/2016: The Digital Trade Imbalance: Digital Trade, Digital Protectionism and Digital Rights | Berkman Klein Center 

10/28/2016: OCR Friday: Show and Tell Tickets 

11/01/2016: Public Interest Data Science: The Data for Justice Project | Berkman Klein Center 

11/01/2016 – 11/03/2016: Fast Company Innovation Festival 

11/02/2016: Code for America Summit: Breakout Session 

11/07/2016: Algorithmic accountability and transparency — Marietje Schaake 

11/08/2016: The Brussels Privacy Symposium 

11/08/2016: Out in Tech Talks Tickets 

11/10/2016: Will The Internet Always Be American? 

11/15/2016: The End of Ownership | Berkman Klein Center 

11/15/2016: Real Future Fair Tickets, Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite 

11/15/2016: Real Future Fair 

11/15/2016: Privacy & Emerging Technology: Designing First-Ever Best Practices Registration, Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite 

11/15/2016: CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: Margaret Martonosi – Internet of Things: History and Hype, Technology and Policy » Center for Information Technology Policy 

11/15/2016: CITP Lecture Series: Joseph Calandrino – Consumer Protection in the Digital Age » Center for Information Technology Policy 

11/16/2016: Discussion | Rise of The Robots? Humans and Machines in the New Century – Institute for Public Knowledge 

11/21/2016: The Internet: Dangerous and Broken or Secure and Empowering? | Chatham House 

12/06/2016: CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: Brett Frischmann – Engineering Humans with Contracts » Center for Information Technology Policy 

12/07/2016 – 12/09/2016: Open Government Partnership Global Summit 2016 

12/09/2016: Oikos Talk | Networked Heirlooms – Institute for Public Knowledge 

12/15/2016: Discover Urban Tech at Microsoft’s NYC Reactor at The Hub @ Grand Central Tech – CUNY Tech Meetup (New York, NY) | Meetup 


Tenure-track assistant professorship in Media Studies 

Education Data Privacy & Security Fellow – New America – Job Board 

We’re Hiring! — Tech:NYC 

Apply for Funding | The Harvard Data Science Initiative 

07/01/17-07/08/17: Web Science Summer School WWSSS’17 [deadline: Feb 15] 

[CFP] Annual Meeting | Society for Social Studies of Science [deadline: Mar 1] 

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Computational Propaganda and Political Big Data | Political Bots 

Newmark Chair in Journalism Ethics job in St. Petersburg, FL – Media Jobs Connection 

WashPost PR | Job Postings: Rapid-Response Investigative Team 

Big Data: New Challenges for Law and Ethics [deadline: Feb 28] 

Call for Participation: Love Out Loud And Much More… | re:publica 

IDRG Call for Abstracts – The International Data Responsibility Group (IDRG) 

Call for contributors on security and surveillance | The Recompiler 

Researcher on Geonet — The Oxford Internet Institute 

Researchers in DIgital Government in Data Science —The Oxford Internet Institute 

Tech & Policy: Support for Junior Faculty & Doctoral Students | Columbia | SIPA 

Term Faculty Member | Digital Journalism 

Term Faculty Member | Visual Journalism 

Resident Fellows Applications Open | Yale Law School Information Society Project 

Research Scientist – Stories of UNICEF Innovation 

Summer 2017 Technology Internship Opportunity, ACLUF, Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, NY | American Civil Liberties Union 

Director of Community Partnerships – Hack the Hood 

Research Fellow — Special Project | National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement 

Research Associate in Data Studies | University of Bristol 

Call for Papers – SIGCIS @ CHM 

Open Call for Fellowship Applications, Academic Year 2017-2018 | Berkman Klein Center 

Propose an Open Panel for the 2017 4S Meeting — Annual Meeting | Society for Social Studies of Science 

IGSF Job Postings | IGSF – McGill University 

PhD on Analyzing value trade-offs of interoperable big data in public safety (V39.2741) | Technische Universiteit Eindhoven 

Faculty of Arts, McGill University 

Techniques of the Corporation 

Applying to the Programme | The OII Summer Doctoral Programme 

Theorizing the Web – Call for Papers 

New Positions — Oxford Internet Institute 

Center to Hire Media Law and Policy Fellow – UNC Center for Media Law and Policy 

Assistant Director, Education and Research – Los Angeles, CA – Sundance Institute Jobs 

CodeX – Programs and Centers – Stanford Law School 

NYU Faculty, Integrated Digital Media – Apply – Interfolio 

Runway Startup Postdocs | Academics 

Research Officer: Virt-EU Horizon 2020 Research Project 

Applications Open: Digital Ethnography Summer School – Digital Ethnography Research Centre 

Normative Theory in Communication Research 

Repair matters | ephemera 

Soros Equality Fellowship | Open Society Foundations (OSF) 

Career Opportunities – Future of Privacy ForumFuture of Privacy Forum