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Should we require governments to share their data with the public by default?

Here's how we could adopt a radical shift in thinking about open government data

18 January 2021 min read

Why societal values need to be instilled into machine learning

perex__ UK exam debacle, US pollsters’ inaccuracy show algorithms bereft of knowledge

UK exam debacle, US pollsters’ inaccuracy show algorithms bereft of knowledge

4 January 2021 min read

Is your favorite mobile app being used to spread propaganda?

perex__ Hackers are using advertising trickery to seed falsehoods for political gain

Hackers are using advertising trickery to seed falsehoods for political gain

22 December 2020 min read

Upgrading the software of democracy

perex__ Using new tools to solve the challenges that we face today

Using new tools to solve the challenges that we face today

10 December 2020 min read

Is the user the weakest link in security?

perex__ {value=When examining breaches, we can almost always point to users practicing poor security — how can we change this?}

When examining breaches, we can almost always point to users practicing poor security — how can we change this?

26 November 2020 min read

Pushing back against IoT attacks intensified by Covid-19

perex__ {value=An unprecedented collaborative effort is vital to stop the plundering of IoT systems}

An unprecedented collaborative effort is vital to stop the plundering of IoT systems

5 November 2020 min read

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Qanon's path from fringe to mainstream

perex__ Here's what can happen when internet culture is misinterpreted and spirals out of control

Here's what can happen when internet culture is misinterpreted and spirals out of control

23 October 2020 min read

What is post-modern computational propaganda?

perex__ Understanding the various forms of propaganda that exist and how we can spot them

Understanding the various forms of propaganda that exist and how we can spot them

15 October 2020 min read

Canceling the cancel culture

perex__ Garry Kasparov discusses the chilling effect on free speech that can arise as a result of so-called "cancel culture"

Garry Kasparov discusses the chilling effect on free speech that can arise as a result of so-called "cancel culture"

8 October 2020 min read

Social media vs. democracy

perex__ Although it has the potential to be a powerful democratizing tool, social media can easily become another proxy

Although it has the potential to be a powerful democratizing tool, social media can easily become another proxy

1 October 2020 min read

'The Social Dilemma' has trouble mixing metaphors

perex__ Despite its flaws, the film could be one small step to help us understand the role that social media plays in our lives

Despite its flaws, the film could be one small step to help us understand the role that social media plays in our lives

25 September 2020 min read

Credential stuffing fuels turmoil in U.S. elections, Covid-19 relief

perex__ Automated cyberattacks are torching trust in several local systems that we depend on

Automated cyberattacks are torching trust in several local systems that we depend on

16 September 2020 min read