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    Hannah Appel and Astra Taylor discuss their new book, "Can't Pay, Won't Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition." Read more
    March 2021
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    A Poverty Lawyer’s Guide to Fighting Automated Decision-Making Harms on Low-Income Communities Read more
    September 2020
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    New cautions for HR managers on worker surveillance Read more
    July 2020
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    This explainer by Alexandra Mateescu and Aiha Nguyen defines algorithmic management and reviews how this concept challenges workers’ rights in sectors, including retail, the service industry, and delivery and logistics. The authors outline existing research on the ways that algorithmic management is manifesting across various labor industries, shifting workplace power dynamics, and putting workers at a disadvantage. It can enable increased surveillance and control while removing transparency. Read more
    February 2019
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    This primer explores different types of data voids and how they can be exploited by those with ideological, economic, or political agendas. Read more
    May 2018
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    This primer explores issues of algorithmic accountability, or the process of assigning responsibility for harm when algorithmic decision-making results in discriminatory and inequitable outcomes. Read more
    April 2018
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    This primer articulates emerging concerns and tensions coming to the fore as social media platforms overtake traditional media forms, becoming the main way that news and information of cultural, economic, social and political significance is being produced and disseminated. Read more
    May 2016
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    In this background primer, D&S Research Analyst Laura Reed and D&S Founder danah boyd situate the current debate around the role of technology in the public sphere within a historical context. Read more
    May 2016
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    This primer examines the construction of predictive algorithms; how they are are used in the court system; and the role of data in evidence-based sentencing. Read more
    October 2015
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    Predictive policing refers to the use of analytical techniques to make statistical predictions about potential criminal activity. The basic underlying assumption of predictive policing is that crime is not randomly distributed ... Read more
    October 2015
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