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Swinging the Vote? – The Markup
Pete Buttigieg is leading at 63 percent. Andrew Yang came in second at 46 percent. And Elizabeth Warren looks like she’s in trouble with 0 percent. These aren’t poll numbers for the U.S. 2020 Democratic presidential contest. Instead, they reflect which candidates were able to consistently land in Gmail’s primary inbox in a simple test.
gmail  email  algorithms  politics  personalization  AlgoReport 
20 hours ago by barbarafister
Firefox turns encrypted DNS on by default to thwart snooping ISPs | Ars Technica
Firefox will start switching browser users to Cloudflare's encrypted-DNS service today and roll out the change across the United States in the coming weeks. "Today, Firefox began the rollout of encrypted DNS over HTTPS (DoH) by default for US-based users," Firefox maker Mozilla said in an announcement scheduled to go live at this link Tuesday morning. "The rollout will continue over the next few weeks to confirm no major issues are discovered as this new protocol is enabled for Firefox's US-… [more]
browsers  tracking  privacy  surveillance  AlgoReport 
20 hours ago by barbarafister
Are AI baby monitors designed to save lives or just prey on parents’ anxieties? - The Washington Post
Baby-monitor companies are pushing artificial-intelligence technology into the family nursery, promising that surveillance software designed to record infants’ faces, sounds and movements can save them from injury or death. But medical, parenting and privacy experts say the safety claims made for such Internet-connected systems aren’t supported by science and merely prey on the fears of young parents to sell dubious technology. No federal agency has provided evidence to back them up… [more]
fear  monitoring  bigdata  surveillance  IoT  AlgoReport 
20 hours ago by barbarafister
The data economy - A deluge of data is giving rise to a new economy | Special report | The Economist
AN ARMY OF doppelgangers is invading the world. Digital copies of aircraft engines, wind turbines and other heavy equipment came first. Now the electronic ghosts of smaller and larger things are joining them in the virtual realm, from toothbrushes and traffic lights to entire shops and factories. Even humans have begun developing these alter egos. In America the National Football League is planning to design an electronic avatar for every player. These “digital twins”, as geeks term them, … [more]
privacy  bigdata  virtualreality  tech&society  AlgoReport 
20 hours ago by barbarafister
News Algorithms, Photojournalism and the Assumption of Mechanical Objectivity in Journalism: Digital Journalism: Vol 7, No 8
This article interrogates the relationship between epistemic authority and journalistic technology through the perspective of mechanical objectivity—a belief in technological systems capable of rendering a particular output in a manner that overcomes the limits of human subjectivity. By treating journalistic objectivity not as a stable referent, but as a contextual one prone to shifts in practices and understandings over time, it foregrounds how changing technologies of recording, creating, … [more]
journalism  algorithms  AlgoReport  photojournalism  objectivity  discrimination 
yesterday by barbarafister
Arvind Narayanan on Twitter: "The usual reason for filter bubbles is engineers throwing a bunch of features into a model without thinking carefully about the effects and not taking steps to prevent stereotyping. Here someone had to explicitly write code t
The usual reason for filter bubbles is engineers throwing a bunch of features into a model without thinking carefully about the effects and not taking steps to prevent stereotyping. Here someone had to explicitly write code to stereotype people based on appearance. [Twitter thread about TikTok]
AlgoReport  personalization  discrimination 
yesterday by barbarafister
How We Analyzed Allstate’s Car Insurance Algorithm  – The Markup
We tested whether Allstate’s personalized pricing algorithm treated customers differently based on non-risk factors by analyzing rare customer-level data we found in documents that were part of a 2013 rate filing submitted for approval and subsequently disapproved by Maryland regulators. This filing provides the most insight into Allstate’s retention model available to the public, with a level of detail that is typically shielded from public view by Allstate and other insurers. Our analysis … [more]
AlgoReport  algorithms  discrimination 
yesterday by barbarafister
NIU expert says a new 21st century skill set is needed—algorithmic literacy | NIU Newsroom
An algorithm is a set of rules or instructions, often used by a computer, to perform a task or solve a problem. Algorithms used by companies and marketers often shape what people experience online. But the increasing uses of algorithms, both inside and outside the home, come with pros and cons—and gray areas, too, Guzman says.
AlgoReport  algorithms  algorithmicliteracy 
yesterday by barbarafister
5 Questions on Data and Accountability with Julia Angwin | DATA FEMINISM
Interview with Julia Angwin about her investigative journalism into data bias.
discrimination  bias  data  journalism  AlgoReport 
yesterday by barbarafister
Anatomy of an AI System
The Amazon Echo as an anatomical map of human labor, data and planetary resources
AI  tech&society  AlgoReport  radlib 
2 days ago by barbarafister
Caught in the Spotlight | Urban Omnibus
Chris Gilliard explores how technologies that track create different spatial experiences for users on opposite ends of the tool — and for different races and classes at the receiving end of the surveilling gaze. At the same time that these tools blur the lines between who surveils and who is surveilled, they reinforce existing social divisions.
surveillance  AlgoReport  discrimination  privacy 
3 days ago by barbarafister
Our Profile(d) Selves: How social media platforms use data to tell us who we should be
How many social media profiles do you have? Do you feel that you express yourself accurately through these profiles? Do they reflect who you are? And who are you in the first place? Are you always the same? Do you present yourself the same way at different times and on different social media?
socialmedia  identity  tech&society  profiles  privacy  AlgoReport 
3 days ago by barbarafister
Google’s G Suite tools for education have a privacy problem — and New Mexico is suing over it - Vox
New Mexico is suing Google for allegedly invading children’s privacy through educational products it provides to the state’s schools, claiming it tracks students’ activities on their personal devices outside the classroom. The suit calls into question what a major for-profit player in the nonprofit educational space — which counts millions of children among its users — is doing with whatever data it collects from them… [more]
Google  education  edtech  K12  privacy  surveillance  surveillancecapitalism  AlgoReport 
3 days ago by barbarafister
Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos | Watch S2020 E12 | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site
Jeff Bezos is not only one of the richest men in the world, he has built a business empire that is without precedent in the history of American capitalism. His power to shape everything from the future of work to the future of commerce to the future of technology is unrivaled.
Amazon  internet  AlgoReport 
4 days ago by barbarafister
Where does your data go? Developing a research methodology for children’s online privacy – Parenting for a Digital Future
With growing concerns over children’s online privacy and the commercial uses of their data, it is vital that children’s understandings of the digital environment, their digital skills and their capacity to consent are taken into account in designing services, regulation and policy. Sonia Livingstone, Mariya Stoilova, and Rishita Nandagiri’s research project Children’s Data and Privacy Online set out to ask children directly, which was not a straightforward task. Here, they briefly … [more]
privacy  children  research  researchmethods  AlgoReport 
4 days ago by barbarafister
Frontiers | Social Data: Biases, Methodological Pitfalls, and Ethical Boundaries | Big Data
Social data in digital form—including user-generated content, expressed or implicit relations between people, and behavioral traces—are at the core of popular applications and platforms, driving the research agenda of many researchers.... We identify a variety of menaces in the practices around social data use, and organize them in a framework that helps to identify them.
bigdata  AlgoReport  researchmethods  socialmedia  research  tech&society 
4 days ago by barbarafister
Frontiers | The Datafication of Hate: Expectations and Challenges in Automated Hate Speech Monitoring | Big Data
Hate speech has been identified as a pressing problem in society and several automated approaches have been designed to detect and prevent it. This paper reports and reflects upon an action research setting consisting of multi-organizational collaboration conducted during Finnish municipal elections in 2017, wherein a technical infrastructure was designed to automatically monitor candidates' social media updates for hate speech… [more]
politics  tech&society  AlgoReport  hatespeech  politicalcommunication  adtech 
4 days ago by barbarafister
Frontiers | Algorithmic Profiling of Job Seekers in Austria: How Austerity Politics Are Made Effective | Big Data
As of 2020, the Public Employment Service Austria (AMS) makes use of algorithmic profiling of job seekers to increase the efficiency of its counseling process and the effectiveness of active labor market programs.
(re)entering the labor market.
.... the paper sheds light on the coproduction of (semi)automated managerial practices in employment agencies and the framing of unemployment under austerity politics… [more]
AI  employment  discrimination  algorithms  austerity  AlgoReport  government 
4 days ago by barbarafister
My Friends, Editors, Algorithms, and I: Examining audience attitudes to news selection: Digital Journalism: Vol 7, No 4
Prompted by the ongoing development of content personalization by social networks and mainstream news brands, and recent debates about balancing algorithmic and editorial selection, this study explores what audiences think about news selection mechanisms and why.
news  journalism  AlgoReport  algorithms 
5 days ago by barbarafister

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