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on Revue (getrevue.co)
Despite well-known flaws, risk assessment algorithms are still popular in the criminal justice system, where judges use them to help decide everything from whether to grant pretrial release to the length of prison sentences. And the idea of using software to predict the risk of human behaviors is catching on in other sectors as well. Risk assessments are being used by police to identify future criminals and by social service agencies to predict which children might be abused.
By Tawana Petty on Data for Black Lives Blog (blog.d4bl.org)
After struggling for decades against pervasive narratives and disinvestment, Detroiters are making policy work for them.
By Reuters on The Guardian (theguardian.com)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission indicates it suspects company policies may fuel broad discrimination
By Steve Fuller on Times Higher Education (THE) (timeshighereducation.com)
The pandemic brought out the best in teaching staff in many universities. Yet countervailing forces are stamping out their creativity and capacity for innovation – and portend nightmare scenarios of surveillance and disempowerment, warns Andy Farnell
By Dan Sabbagh on The Guardian (theguardian.com)
Exclusive: Document produced by university cited agency as secret funder of research
By Will Oremus on OneZero (onezero.medium.com)
Why the search giant can afford to kill the cookie
By Matthew Linares on openDemocracy (opendemocracy.net)
Since the British government won't tell us, we can only guess what they’re up to…
By Autistic Self Advocacy Network on Autistic Self Advocacy Network (autisticadvocacy.org)
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is now accepting applications for the 2021 Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Leadership Academy! This year’s program will be held virtually from July 8th through 16th. Download the application here! Please submit a completed application by midnight on Sunday, March 7t…
By Sara Morrison on Vox (vox.com)
Retail pharmacies are now giving out Covid-19 vaccines, and some of them are using it as an opportunity to profit off your information.
By Guest Writer on IoT For All (iotforall.com)
Explore the challenges that those with disabilities face when utilizing smart mobility and what we can do to make smart cities more accessible.
By Timothy Karr on Free Press (freepress.net)
Maryland is on the cusp of implementing legislation that would impose a tax on in-state digital advertising — a move that could inspire other states to act.