Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Facebook’s ’10 Year Challenge’ Is Just a Harmless Meme—Right?

January 15th, 2019
Opinion: The 2009 vs. 2019 profile picture trend may or may not have been a data collection ruse to train its facial recognition algorithm. But we can't afford to blithely play along.

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How GPS Tracking Technology Can Curb Domestic Violence

January 15th, 2019
Opinion: GPS-monitored violent offenders are 95 percent less likely to commit a new crime. We need to implement an integrated, nationwide domestic violence program that tracks domestic abusers.

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The Exaggerated Promise of So-Called Unbiased Data Mining

January 11th, 2019
Data Mining for Random Patterns Invites Bias and Lacks Value

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A Growing Frontier for Terrorist Groups: Unsuspecting Chat Apps

January 9th, 2019
Opinion: As Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube crack down on extremist propaganda, ISIS recruiters are exploiting lesser-known messenger apps.

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Blockchain Can Wrest the Internet From Corporations’ Grasp

January 4th, 2019
Opinion: It's time to restore the open source, community-led ethos of the original internet—with crypto.

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Why Your Doctor Should Also Be a Scientist

January 3rd, 2019
Opinion: Physician-scientists are an endangered species. Without them, patients could lose out on the next generation of life-saving treatments.

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What the US Can Learn from Israel and China’s Collaboration

December 19th, 2018
Opinion: What we can learn from Israel's surprising technological ties with China.

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Rapper 2 Milly Sues Fortnite Over a Cribbed Dance Move. But Can He Win?

December 8th, 2018
Opinion: Will he prevail in court? We wade into the legal issues behind choreography, copyright, and the Electric Slide precedent.

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Foreign Trolls Are Targeting Veterans on Facebook

December 4th, 2018
Opinion: The VA needs to take preventative measures to protect vets—and more broadly, our democracy—from digital manipulation and fraud.

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The US Leans on Private Firms to Expose Foreign Hackers

November 29th, 2018
Opinion: The government needs to step up in calling out cyber-attackers. Otherwise, we risk playing into their hands.

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