Tag: Digital Rights

WFP-Palantir and the Ethics of Humanitarian Data Sharing

The humanitarian community should assess wider implications, risks, and unintended negative consequences brought about by this and similar partnerships.

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The Problem with Palantir

For our first 4Q4 podcast, we invited the The Engine Room’s Zara Rahman to shed light on a new partnership between WPF and Palantir Technologies, a US company with ties to intelligence communities.

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Flipping Our Algorithmic Assumptions

When it comes to solving social ills with algorithms, is optimism the enemy? “We should assume they will be discriminatory,” writes Digital Impact’s Lucy Bernholz. “There is no ‘clean room’ for social innovation.”

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Digital Identity — A Missing Piece for Civil Society?

It’s not every day an author gets a chance to really see what readers think of her work. Sure, blogs have comment sections (ouch!) and social media gives everyone a chance to chime in, but neither have proved to be all that effective at generating real dialogue between author and readers. Given this, I was […]

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Closing Civic Spaces in the Digital Age

Lucy Bernholz, Chris Worman, Mandeep Tiwana, Wilneida Negrón, and Dan “Blah” Meredith discuss the role of digital resources in shaping civic spaces.

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Closing Civic Space in the Digital Age

Featured Speakers Date & Time December 14, 2017 11am-12pm Pacific / 2-3pm Eastern Register now Civic spaces are closing around the globe. What role has digital data played in restricting civil society, and what are next steps for ensuring open civic spaces in this digital age? Join us as we gather experts to discuss the […]

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Moving Society Into the Digital

“For too long, ‘partnership’ efforts have been far more about getting perceived ‘developing’ countries to be more like ‘developed’ countries.”

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Mark Surman on the NetGain Partnership

Mozilla Foundation’s Mark Surman discusses the NetGain Partnership and its work to make the Internet open, secure, and accessible for all.

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Own Your Body’s Data

Talithia Williams is a statistician. She builds statistical models that study the spatial and temporal structure of data, so it’s not surprising that when advised by her doctor to induce the birth of a child that she demanded to see the data to back up his advice. In her TEDx talk, Williams makes a compelling […]

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Preparing for the Future We’re Working to Bring About

Lucy Bernholz shares forward-thinking insights into the role regulation and law must play for the development and use of data.

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