Once a week, we’ll give you a short update on what’s happening in social justice and tech.
March 10 2016
The FCC just proposed privacy rules for Internet service providers. Here are some key technical facts.Read
January 21 2016
T-Mobile has is offering promising but imperfect “zero rating” scheme. Verizon’s approach is more troubling: It could distort Internet access in ways that net neutrality advocates have spent years trying to prevent.Read
CommentaryGoogle student privacy complaint isn’t so black and white.
January 6 2016
Last month, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a complaint against Google with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), arguing that the company violated a public commitment to protect students’ privacy. Google has room to improve, but students shouldn’t be deprived of practical features that are relevant to their education.Read
July 8 2015
Despite states’ increasing reliance on the data they collect, the volume and quality of that data falls “dangerously short,” concludes a new study. Social programs and civil rights reforms might suffer as a result.Read
April 15 2015
Will use of new data to make credit eligibility decisions be helpful, or hurtful? How can we better understand and regulate the financial “lead generation” market, which sells people’s data to lenders, and sometimes fraudsters? These questions were the focus at a recent conference.Read