What Responsibilities Does Facebook Have With Our Private Data?

Post written by an S&DS150 student! 77% of the United States population used social media in 2018 [1]. The largest social media platform, Facebook, thus holds an enormous amount of data. Not only does Facebook have data from its users’ profiles, it also has data on their private messages, who they interact with, how long they … Continue reading What Responsibilities Does Facebook Have With Our Private Data?

Privacy Wars Fueled by the GDPR — by Will Horvath

The practice of data science, unlike biomedical research, has no clearly demarcated standards for adequate consent and transparency. As our early class discussions have illustrated, it can be hard to determine under which circumstances consent should be required in such a rapidly evolving field. Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), implemented in 2018, provides the … Continue reading Privacy Wars Fueled by the GDPR — by Will Horvath

(Un)voiced Consent: Voice Print Usage in U.S. Prisons – by Maria Gargiulo

In prisons across the U.S., incarcerated people are being asked to make a strange decision – repeat a series of predetermined words and phrases to an automated voice on a prison phone or lose their phone access in part or in whole. Inmates facing this decision are offered little, if any, information about why they … Continue reading (Un)voiced Consent: Voice Print Usage in U.S. Prisons – by Maria Gargiulo

Data Exclusion: The Costs of Being Uncounted – by Colin Hill

When most people think of big data and its possible perils, the kinds of stories that come to mind include those of the father who found out his teenage daughter was pregnant from Target advertisements, the couple whose private conversation was recorded by an Alexa and sent to one of the husband's employees, or Cambridge … Continue reading Data Exclusion: The Costs of Being Uncounted – by Colin Hill

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! If you are interested in registering for the course (open only to Yale students), please take a look at the syllabus and fill out the following form by Tuesday, Jan 15th at 5pm: https://goo.gl/forms/WvChom5rMv64SOLu1 “By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand … Continue reading The Journey Begins