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Internet Ethics: Views From Silicon Valley

Commentary by Internet Ethics Program Director Irina Raicu and colleagues

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    "What Would Brandeis Say?"

    Decisions about free speech and privacy

    Would Brandeis have approved of the "right to be forgotten"?

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    What Does the Internet Think?

    On personal data, personalized advertising, and pain

    How can we change online practices that lead to marketing that's both intrusive and inaccurate?

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    Sentenced by Algorithm

    An upcoming talk by journalist Julia Angwin

    The criminal justice system is one of many contexts currently impacted by algorithmic decision-making. The notion of “algorithmic accountability,” however, is a developing concept.

  • Creating More Oases in Our Digital Deserts

    Internet access is, increasingly, a necessity

    How might we make internet access—and digital literacy education—readily accessible to all low-income residents of Silicon Valley and the rest of the state?

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    The Art of Privacy Education

    An art exhibit reframes the issue of lack of consent

    An art exhibit brings together images uploaded to the internet from unprotected surveillance cameras.

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    On Trumping Privacy Choices

    How do we make respect for internet users hip again?

    Privacy is not about secrecy, or hiding: it is about choice.

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    On Artificial Intelligence and the Public Good

    Responding to a Request for Information from the Office of Science and Technology Policy

    The federal office of Science and Technology Policy requested public feedback on “overarching questions in [Artificial Intelligence]"; Shannon Vallor, who is the William J. Rewak Professor at Santa Clara University, submitted a response.

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    Old Fashioned Old Faithful

    Augmenting reality

    Of geysers and Pokemon: How should we best explore and capture the beauty of the natural world?

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    Modern Variations on the Trolley Problem

    More than a meme

    The Trolley Problem is a thought experiment that continues to be useful—and not just in academia.

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    Reviving the Office of Technology Assessment

    We need it more than we ever did before.

    Lawmakers have again rejected a renewed effort to revive the Office of Technology Assessment.