We are more and more comfortable engaging with and sharing our data with digital platforms — from Fitbit, to Facebook, to Wikipedia, to even our own schools and employers. But how are they accountable to us?
Mitali Thakor, PhD student in MIT's HASTS program
with author John Palfrey
Patterns in Charleston, preserving the Internet, sourcing the Snowden docs, and more... in this week's Buzz.
What do you get when you put together a comedian, a developer, a few laptops and smartphones, and a bunch of energy drinks? The world's most absurd hack-a-thon!
Microsoft Research PhD Interns Ifeoma Ajunwa, Stacy Blasiola, Nathan Matias, and Aleena Chia present their current research
Ubiquitous connectivity in NYC, citizenship in the digital world, America's "Interested Bystander," and more... in this week's Buzz.
Christine Borgman, Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Paying for Facebook, questions from the crowd, rethinking the TSA budget and more... in this week's Buzz.
A lot of personal information about you is completely invisible, intangible, and racing around cyberspace on a mission to pay your bills and geolocate your Facebook status. And, of course, this is useful and in a lot of ways really cool.
But on today's podcast we talk with Bruce Schneier, Sara Watson, and Josephine Wolff about the obstacles presented by a data-driven society. How can we keep mountains of information out of the wrong hands without compromising all the great benefits we get everyday?