- For Students
In this wide-reaching, interdisciplinary book, Brett Frischmann and Evan Selinger examine what’s happening to our lives as society embraces big data, predictive analytics, and smart environments. They explain how the goal of designing programmable worlds goes hand in hand with engineering predictable and programmable people. Detailing new frameworks, provocative case studies, and mind-blowing thought experiments, Frischmann and Selinger reveal hidden connections between fitness trackers, electronic contracts, social media platforms, robotic companions, fake news, autonomous cars, and more. This powerful analysis should be read by anyone interested in understanding exactly how technology threatens the future of our society, and what we can do now to build something better.”
A discussion about net neutrality, 5G policy, and financial considerations with Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and Nick Feamster, Professor of Computer Science and Deputy Director of Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy.
In Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color.
DuckDuckGo is the world’s leading pro-privacy search engine. Since its founding ten years ago, DuckDuckGo has processed over 26 billion search queries. The company has grown to over 55 employees and earned over $25 million in revenue.
This conversation, between DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg and Professor Jonathan Mayer, will explore the privacy and business dimensions of building trust online. Topics will include the state of consumer confidence in the online ecosystem, growing an entrepreneurial venture grounded in user trust, and the future of trust online.
Attendance by invitation only. Etienne Maury from the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) and Estelle Masse from Access Now will provide an overview of the functioning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) almost one year in. This conversation will reflect on the law’s negotiation and recent enforcement process, present some of its novelty and also potential shortcomings. Topics will include international data transfers, individuals’ rights, impact on economy and business models, fines and companies’ attitude…