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JustFix.nyc

Project Housing Data Coalition (HDC) Team JustFix.nyc Housing Data Coalition Project Overview The Housing Data Coalition (HDC) is a group of individuals and organizations who collaborate to make public data more accessible and actionable for those seeking to further housing justice in New York City. Challenge Amid New York City’s…

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Public Laboratory for Open Technology (Public Lab)

Project Community Data Privacy Toolkit (CDPT) Team Public Laboratory for Open Technology (Public Lab) Project Overview The Community Data Privacy Toolkit (CDPT) is a set of web-based data management tools for privacy-first, user-friendly data input, archiving, and sharing among social sector organizations. It includes tools to produce and manage semi-anonymous…

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Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Project Avoiding Discrimination in Automated Decision Making and Machine Learning Team Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems Danilo Brajovic Niki Kilbertus Bernhard Schölkopf Adrian Weller Project Overview As automatic systems increasingly make decisions affecting humans, we must understand how our notions of fairness can be incorporated in a principled way.…

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Talk Europe! with Lucy Bernholz: Philanthropy in the Digital Age

https://youtu.be/rFzdULJPLx4 In an interview with ERSTE Foundation’s Jovana Trifunović, Lucy Bernholz calls for a “holistic recalibration” of our technologies, organizational structures, and legal rules: “Right now, most of the digital technology that we use was created to serve commercial purposes and/or the privileges of governments.” WATCHLIST 00:05 Bad tech 00:42…

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Unsure about Data Privacy? These 4 Podcasts Will Help

Working with data hasn’t gotten any easier since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect in May. While the European Union’s new regulation has put powerful enforcement mechanisms into place for the people who live there, there’s no simple answer for those outside the EU. Complicating things even…

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Distributed Communication Can Help Us Reach Our SDGs

In May I presented at the International Conference on Social Media for Good in Istanbul, joining academics from all of the world to discuss how we might build on Internet technologies to enhance philanthropy and the resolution of social problems. Organized by Kimse Yok Mu (KYM), an international NGO carrying…

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Innovating UCD to Solve for Social Good

“User-centered design was born out of the private sector, and many in [the social sector] are starting to wonder if the methodology just isn’t right for the complex global challenges staring us down. But: I know that user-centered design can revolutionize development work. The problem is in how we apply…

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The Two Faces of Data

As public-private relations evolve and data sharing initiatives proliferate, philanthropy should remain vigilant about the perils of sharing too much too fast, remembering our sacred bond with civil society. As the coming wave of urban growth transforms the way we live and interact, sound ethics in big data will be…

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Unmasking Racial Inequality Amid COVID-19

01. Detroit Quarantine Exposes Legacy of Surveilling Black Bodies IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft have halted development of their facial recognition systems following a surge in police brutality and racial profiling amid the pandemic and civil unrest. In June, community activists and policy experts examined police surveillance of Black and Brown…

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Is the Jury Still Out on Zoom?

01. Zoom Justice, the New Normal? Three months after the first “shelter in place” order was given in Northern California, quarantine culture continues to change the way Americans work across a range of institutions, including the judicial system. This week, The Markup reported on what is believed to be the…

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