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    Knight Foundation blog
    Two such power centers, the tech industry, and contemporary philanthropy, will be key actors in the next decade of American democracy. We argue that American philanthropy must use its position and power to help design and put new forms of hard accountability for both sectors. Read on Knight Foundation blog
    November 2020
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    Data & Society
    How can we do less harm to communities of color with the technology we create? In their new paper Advancing Racial Literacy in Tech, Data & Society 2018-19 Fellows Jessie Daniels and Mutale Nkonde and 2017-18 Fellow Dara... Read more
    May 2019
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    Washington Monthly
    D&S lawyer-in-residence Rebecca Wexler unpacks how private companies hide flaws in software that the government uses to convict and exonerate people in the criminal justice system. What’s alarming about protecting trade se... Read on Washington Monthly
    June 2017
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    The New York Times
    D&S resident Rebecca Wexler describes the flaws of an increasingly automated criminal justice system The root of the problem is that automated criminal justice technologies are largely privately owned and sold for profit... Read on The New York Times
    June 2017
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    ProPublica
    D&S fellow Surya Mattu investigated bias in risk assessments, algorithmically generated scores predicting the likelihood of a person committing a future crime. These scores are increasingly used in courtrooms across America... Read on ProPublica
    May 2016
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    The New York Times
    D&S fellow Natasha Singer explores the differences in how the United States and Europe treat data protection and privacy. In the United States, a variety of laws apply to specific sectors, like health and credit. In the Eu... Read on The New York Times
    January 2016
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    The Atlantic
    Data & Society affiliate Kate Crawford comments on a court case in which a law firm is using data from a plaintiff's Fitbit in support of her personal injury claim and explores the implications of elective self-tracking tec... Read on The Atlantic
    November 2014
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