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The Guardian — Most of what you do online is illegal. Let’s end the absurdity.
The New Yorker — How an Old Hacking Law Hampers the Fight Against Online Discrimination
Vox — How the Internet Keeps Poor People in Poor Neighborhoods
Poképlanet — How Pokémon Go Changes the Geography of Cities
The Christian Science Monitor — Will Facebook’s ‘trending’ kerfuffle alter the way we read news?
The Atlantic — When Should Hacking Be Legal?
USA Today — ‘Three Black Teenagers’ Google Search Sparks Outrage
Forbes — ACLU Files Lawsuit On Behalf of Researchers And Journalists Seeking To Uncover Discrimination Online
Fusion — Testing whether the web is discriminating against you shouldn’t be a crime
ColorLines — ACLU, Researchers and Journalists Sue to Legally Investigate Algorithm-Based Discrimination
The Verge — New ACLU lawsuit takes on the internet’s most hated hacking law
The Intercept — Facebook Outreach Tool Ignores Black Lives Matter
Ars Technica — To Study Possibly Racist Algorithms, Researchers Have to Sue the US
TechCrunch — ACLU challenges federal hacking law hampering research into online discrimination
Data Skeptic — Detecting Terrorists With Facial Recognition (podcast)
Wired — Researchers Sue Government Over Hacking Law
The Guardian — Angry About Facebook Censorship?
The Boston Globe — When Software Doesn’t Play Fair
Computerworld — Algorithms and Experiments Make Strange Bedfellows at SXSW
The New York Times — Facebook Use Polarizing? Site Begs to Differ
The Washington Post — If you use Facebook to get your news, please — for the love of democracy — read this first
NPR (All Things Considered) — Can Computers Be Racist?
The Atlantic — The Internet That Was (and Still Could Be)
BBC — The Future of Artificial Intelligence
ABC (Australia) — We’re All Data Now (also rebroadcast by RTE [Ireland], CBC [Canada])
Le Monde — Le big data des banques sous l’oeil des régulateurs européens
Time — Facebook Study Says Users Make Their News Feed Less Diverse
Slate — The Dangers of Letting Algorithms Enforce Policy
The Nation — 5 Ways to Take Back Tech
Fortune — Facebook “Filter Bubble” Study Raises More Questions Than It Answers
USA Today — Does Facebook Contribute to a Political Echo Chamber?
MIT Technology Review — Facebook’s Filter Study Raises Questions About Transparency
Wired — Humans Are Tech’s Next Big Thing, And That Could Be Risky
Wired — Facebook’s Echo Chamber Isn’t Facebook’s Fault, Says Facebook
Wired — 21 Must-Follow Feeds in the World of Business
Wired — What Facebook’s “It’s Not Our Fault” Study Really Means
Data Skeptic (podcast) — Auditing Algorithms
Huffington Post — Facebook Study Says Users Control What They See, But Critics Disagree
TechCrunch — Artificial Intelligence and Racism
Reuters — Algorithms: Based On Your Preferences, You May Also Enjoy This Column
The Theory of Everything (podcast) — Enchanting By Numbers (this 2014 story was revised and re-released due to high ratings)
IT World — Banks’ Use of Big Data To Be Scrutinized By EU
C&G Newspapers — U of M Presses Play On Video Games
Christian Science Monitor — Is Facebook Reinforcing Your Political Bias?
EnGadget — Facebook: If Your Feed Is An Echo Chamber, You Need More Friends
CIO Magazine — Why Legal Experts Are Up In Arms Over the Trade Secrets Bill Microsoft Loves
Ars Technica — Don’t (Just) Blame Facebook, We Build Our Own Filter Bubbles
Pennsylvania State University — Scholar To Address Threats Of Social Media Algorithms
University of Michigan — Michigan Research Community Spring Symposium
UMSI News — Faculty Receive Promotions
The Michigan Daily — Op-Ed: An Anti-Intolerance Statement
Others this year: Siol (Slovenia), Profil (Austria), der Freitag (Germany), Il Foglio (Italy), Nexo Jornal (Brazil), Zero Hora (Brazil), Estadao (Brazili) (1) (2), Exame (Brazil), Canaltech (Brazil), Entretanto Magazine (Spain), El Confidencial (Spain)
New Scientist (UK) — No One In Control: The Algorithms That Run Our Lives (cover story)
New Scientist (UK) — The Secret System Controlling The Facebook News Feed
Fortune — How Do You Govern A (Hidden, Fluid, Amoral) Algorithm?
Real Future — Algorithms From The Outside
Pando — These Researchers Are Studying Facebook’s News Feed To Make Algorithms More Accountable
Fusion — Most Facebook Users Still Don’t Know That Their News Feeds Are Filtered By An Algorithm
The Washington Post — What you don’t know about Internet algorithms is hurting you. (And you probably don’t know very much!)
The Washington Post — OkCupid Reveals It’s Been Lying To Some Of Its Users. Just To See What’ll Happen.
Quartz — Facebook’s “Proof” That It’s Not A Political Echo Chamber Should Be Taken With A Pinch Of Salt
Business Insider — Facebook conducted a study to see if people’s news feeds showed them opposing viewpoints — and the results are not encouraging
Pando — Facebook thinks you’re too dumb to realize its scientific papers are really just PR
Fast Company — Why Scientists Are Upset About The Facebook Filter Bubble Study
International Business Times — How Algorithms Subtly Control What We Read, Hear, Watch And (Ultimately) Think
The Chronicle of Higher Education — Big-Data Scientists Face Ethical Challenges After Facebook Study
The Theory of Everything (podcast) — Enchanting By Numbers
CBC (Spark) (Canada) — Algorithm Awareness
The Huffington Post — Facebook Faces UK Probe Over ‘Unethical’ Emotion Study
Computerworld — Mood Experiment Helps Facebook Innovate a New Way to Creep Out Users
Vox — Facebook Tried To Manipulate Users’ Emotions. But We Have No Idea If It Succeeded.
News.Com.Au (Australia) — Facebook Manipulated Feeds of Users
Others this year: Ziuaveche (Romania), Observatorio da Imprensa (Brazil), Le Vif (Belgium), DeMorgen (Belgium)