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PRG News Roundup 11/15

November 15, 2017 7:03 pm Eli Siems 0
Emiliano Falcon and Eli Siems contributed A recent Op-Ed in the New York Times assailed the academic community for being asleep at the wheel on the critical study of algorithms and technology more broadly. Meanwhile NYU officially launched the AInow Institute for the study of the social implications of AI.…
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New York City Council Hearing on Algorithmic Transparency Bill

October 19, 2017 2:01 pm Eli Siems 0
On Monday, October 16, the New York City Council’s Committee on Technology held a hearing on the proposed bill INT 1696-2017, which “would require agencies that use algorithms or other automated processing methods that target services, impose penalties, or police persons to publish the source code used for such processing.…
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PRG News Roundup: April 5

April 7, 2017 9:21 am Eli Siems 0
by Eli Siems The NY Times reports on an ongoing struggle between banks and tech companies over the fate of your financial data. On Monday, Amazon.com launched its new Amazon Cash service, allowing customers to add paper cash to an Amazon account at a physical retail location.…
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PRG Meeting Announcements, March 22

March 22, 2017 5:05 pm Eli Siems 0
Further reading on today’s discussion topics: On smart toys: “Toys That Listen,” from University of Washington’s Tech Policy Lab On Zero Day Exploits: Kim Zetter, Countdown to Zero Day The Columbia SIPA report on the interagency Vulnerability Equities Process (VEP) Alexa, 1st and 4th amendment considerations: The Tattered Cover decision discussed in Amazon’s brief ACLU Blog Post on the dangers of “Always-On Microphones” Thanks to Amanda Levendowski and Hugo Zylberberg for providing these links.…