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November 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
@12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
306 Sherrerd Hall
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CITP Lunch Seminar: Kevin Borgolte – How Do Privacy-focused Browser Extensions Affect Browser and System Performance?

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...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
@4:00 pm
- 5:00 pm
Sherrerd Hall, 3rd Floor Open Space
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The TechSoc Reading Group: Dr. Finn Brunton – Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency

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.

December 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
@12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
306 Sherrerd Hall
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CITP Lunch Seminar: Sareeta Amrute – Tech Sense and Tech Sensibility: Asian Programmers, Multiple Exclusions, and Illegible Excess in an Age of “Hate Incidents”

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...

February 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
@12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
306 Sherrerd Hall
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CITP Lunch Seminar: Carsten Schwemmer – Mapping Gender Stereotypes and Other Cultural Biases in Image Recognition

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 ...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
@12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
306 Sherrerd Hall
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CITP Lunch Seminar: Ashley Gorham – Social Media is Not a Context: Protecting Privacy Amid “Context Collapse”

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 ...