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Today, firms develop machine learning algorithms in nearly every industry to control human decisions, creating a structural tension between commercial opacity and democratic transparency. In many forms of business applications, advanced algorithms are technically complicated and privately owned, hiding from legal regimes and preventing public scrutiny. However, they may demonstrate their erosion of democratic norms, […]

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Is “Facebook Privacy” an Oxymoron?

On October 29, 2010 By

Yet again, the spotlight is on Facebook. While the famed social networking site has garnered attention in the past for pushing the privacy envelope, this time, Facebook is on the defensive after revelation that some of its third-party software applications, or “apps,” leaked personally identifiable information about […]

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Yahoo!: Defender of Privacy Rights

On April 23, 2010 By

Privacy protection for electronic communications has been a subject of debate for some time now, so it should come as no surprise that the government continues to make controversial attempts to obtain private email communications. A recent legal controversy between Yahoo! and the Department of Justice illustrates just how far the government can go in […]

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