- Our Work
In this talk, we investigate how eight popular browser extensions that focus on improving user privacy affect browser and system performance for the two desktop browsers with the highest market share, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and how they fare against no extensions. We evaluate if privacy-focused...
The TechSoc Reading Group will host Dr. Finn Brunton for a discussion of his new book Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency.
Seattle and its environs are home to more than eighty tech companies, which have added 780,000 new jobs in the last five years. Along with these jobs comes increased diversity in its population, with some of Seattle’s Eastside cities now ranking as the most diverse in the nation, even while the Pacific Northwest...
Images are a key feature of the communication occurring on social media and other digital platforms. Commercial image recognition services are widely used in science and industry, offering the welcome promise to learn about image content at scale, but their biases remain understudied. In this talk ...
Despite initiatives on behalf of the platforms themselves as well as political undertakings designed to improve the situation, privacy online seems to erode more each day. While there are many reasons for concern, it is in relation to social media in particular that some of the most serious concerns have been ...