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STAT: The Readout Loud
TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Should Twitter censure presidential tweets?
Truth is impossible to regulate.
Trump hijacks the debate over Internet law
The foundational law governing social media could use an update. But that should come from careful consideration in Congress, not from a fit of pique in the Oval Office.
IDEAS | KEVIN LEWIS
Social Studies: Pandemic insurance, ride-share bias, and blue-collar eyes
Surprising insights from the social sciences.
IDEAS | DAVID SCHARFENBERG
The coronavirus crisis will bust up and reshape higher education — for better or for worse
Chat bots, predictive analytics, and maybe a cheaper, more humane college experience.
The tension between privacy and the coronavirus
We have to ensure that contact-tracing methods that compromise our privacy don’t become the norm in the quest for short-term relief from the pandemic.
A new chance to close the digital divide
The stay-at-home order is illuminating the depth of phone and broadband problems for the most vulnerable people. It's time for fresh ideas to bridge the gap.
Albert Fox Cahn and Evan Selinger
Tracking coronavirus with smartphones isn’t just a tech problem
Doing contact tracing properly, with respect for civil liberties, requires more assurances than Silicon Valley alone can provide.
Let’s use Facebook for coronavirus contact tracing
Facebook is well-positioned to do contact tracing for COVID-19. Nearly 70 percent of US adults are on Facebook and of those, about 75 percent visit the site every day.
Saving US elections from Facebook
To save our democracy, we need to realize that Facebook didn’t accidentally find itself playing a huge role in political life. It's designed for that very purpose.
IDEAS | Amanda Pustilnik
The perils of opening the mind
Neurotechnology is proliferating. But existing privacy laws are no match for it. We need new protections for data derived from the brain.