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The End Of Student Privacy? Remote Proctoring’s Invasiveness and Bias

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: The End Of Student Privacy? Remote Proctoring’s Invasiveness and Bias. After registering, you will receive a conf... (us02web.zoom.us)

On Saturday, March 6th, from 1:00 – 4:30 pm ET, please join the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P.) and Privacy Lab (an initiative of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School) for a symposium on remote proctoring technology. This interdisciplinary discussion will examine h…

Opinion | America, Your Privacy Settings Are All Wrong by By (nytimes.com)

Using an opt-in approach will help curb the excesses of Big Tech.

A Pro-Israel Lawyer Is Weaponizing Public Records Law Against Palestinian Activists by Alex Kane (theintercept.com)

Right-wing lawyer David Abrams’s lawsuit against UCLA could unleash harassment on attendees of a Students for Justice in Palestine event.

CPRA Guidance: How to Leverage CCPA Requirements to Get the Job Done Faster - March 10, 2021 (brighttalk.com)

The TrustArc Privacy Risk Summit is going virtual! Harnessing decades of unrivaled deep expertise and enabling continuous privacy compliance for thousands of companies across the globe – the 3rd TrustArc Summit will provide an agenda aimed to empower the privacy forward enterprise to build, implemen…

10 Women Changing the Landscape of Leadership by By (nytimes.com)

In critical fields like agriculture, science, finance and technology, they have staked a claim with their pioneering work and are building a path for the next generation.

Arlan’s Academy tuition (includes Arlan’s $600 masterclass!) (arlanwashere.teachable.com)

Unlimited access to every course in the academy, with new courses added weekly (a $2,400+ value).

‘It Really Is A Gag Order’: California May Limit Nondisclosure Agreements by Rachael Myrow (npr.org)

Former Pinterest employee Ifeoma Ozoma risked a lawsuit when she made public her allegations of workplace discrimination and harassment. She hopes California will ban contracts like the one she had.

Timnit Gebru was fired from Google — then the harassers arrived by Zoe Schiffer (theverge.com)

For months, Pedro Domingos and Michael Lissack have engaged in a campaign to discredit Gebru’s research.

Whitmer kidnapping plot hearing live feed: Confidential FBI informant testifies by Joe Guillen and Omar Abdel-Baqui (freep.com)

Three men accused of plotting last year to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are back in court for a hearing to determine whether the case goes to trial.

Google’s FLoC Is a Terrible Idea by Bennett Cyphers (eff.org)

The third-party cookie is dying, and Google is trying to create its replacement. No one should mourn the death of the cookie as we know it. For more than two decades, the third-party cookie has been the lynchpin in a shadowy, seedy, multi-billion dollar advertising-surveillance industry on the Web..…

NYC Open Data Week: The Power and Peril of Geolocation Data (eff.org)

S.T.O.P. -a local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance, (not EFF) will host this event:The Power and Peril of Geolocation Data From the Organizers:On Sunday March 7th, at 2;00 pm ET, join us for this interactive session on the power and peril of geolocation data. In this session, we...

They Spent 24 Years Behind Bars. Then the Case Fell Apart. by By (nytimes.com)

A judge threw out the murder convictions of three New York men on Friday and admonished prosecutors for withholding evidence that cast serious doubt on their guilt.

We Hate You Now by Quinn Norton (medium.com)

The Hardest Problem of The Aftertimes

Kentucky bill would make it a crime to insult a police officer by Jason Silverstein (cbsnews.com)

The bill criminalizes “gestures or other physical contact that would have a direct tendency to provoke a violent response”

Internet disrupted in Myanmar amid apparent military uprising (netblocks.org)

Network data from the NetBlocks Internet Observatory indicate the onset of widespread internet disruptions in Myanmar on Sunday 31 January 2021 (UTC) amid reports of a military uprising and the ...

The Virus Spread Where Restaurants Reopened or Mask Mandates Were Absent by By (nytimes.com)

C.D.C. researchers found that coronavirus infections and death rates rose in U.S. counties permitting in-person dining or not requiring masks.

‘It Really Is A Gag Order’: California May Limit Nondisclosure Agreements by Rachael Myrow (npr.org)

Former Pinterest employee Ifeoma Ozoma risked a lawsuit when she made public her allegations of workplace discrimination and harassment. She hopes California will ban contracts like the one she had.

The Robots Are Coming for Phil in Accounting by By (nytimes.com)

Workers with college degrees and specialized training once felt relatively safe from automation. They aren’t.

Facebook claims computer vision breakthrough with Instagram-trained A.I. (fortune.com)

Yann LeCun, the social media company’s chief A.I. scientist, says the idea is to create software that can learn associations like a human baby.

NotifyMe, a new app to relaunch social events by Emmanuel Barraud (actu.epfl.ch)

NotifyMe is a new app that alerts people who attended an event where there was a risk of COVID-19 infection. The app, using technology developed in part at EPFL, in no way compromises users’ personal data. NotifyMe works well in conjunction with SwissCovid and is currently being pilot-tested at EPF…

CrowdNotifier/documents by CrowdNotifier (github.com)

Contribute to CrowdNotifier/documents development by creating an account on GitHub.

notifyme-app/readme by notifyme-app (github.com)

Overview of NotifyMe: A decentralised check-in system for meetings and events - notifyme-app/readme

Artificial intelligence is going industrial, says Stanford report by Bryan Walsh (axios.com)

The challenges AI faces are shifting from what the field can do to what it should do

Sidewalk robots get legal rights as “pedestrians” by Jennifer A. Kingson (axios.com)

Delivery fleets are creating fears of a world where people dodge heavy, fast-moving droids.

“BUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES WITH CRYPTOART WILL BE SOLVED SOON, RIGHT?” by everest pipkin (everestpipkin.medium.com)

Cryptocurrencies and NFTs are an absolute disaster for so many more reasons than the ecological.

Chinese Hacking Spree Hit an ‘Astronomical’ Number of Victims by Andy Greenberg (wired.com)

A single group appears to have infiltrated tens of thousands of Microsoft Exchange servers in an ongoing onslaught.

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: The End Of Student Privacy? Remote Proctoring’s Invasiveness and Bias. After registering, you will receive a conf... (us02web.zoom.us)

On Saturday, March 6th, from 1:00 – 4:30 pm ET, please join the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P.) and Privacy Lab (an initiative of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School) for a symposium on remote proctoring technology. This interdisciplinary discussion will examine h…

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Research Assistant in School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States (careersearch.stanford.edu)

He is seeking a research assistant with excellent analytical and organizational skills and outstanding academic credentials to support research,...