12 Jun

“New York Gang Database Expanded by 70 Percent Under Mayor Bill de Blasio”

“The New York Police Department has quietly expanded its gang database under Mayor Bill de Blasio, targeting tens of thousands of young people of color for increased surveillance even in the absence of criminal conduct.”

Read: New York Gang Database Expanded by 70 Percent Under Mayor Bill de Blasio

21 Feb

“New York City Passes Bill to Study Biases in Algorithms Used by the City”

“New York City is taking the first steps to address algorithmic bias in city services. City council passed a bill last week that will require the city to address bias in algorithms used by the New York Police Department, the city’s courts, and dozens of city agencies.”

Read: New York City Passes Bill to Study Biases in Algorithms Used by the City

23 Jan

“Data & Society Signs Joint Letter to NYC Mayor on Automated Decision Systems Task Force”

“On January 22nd, danah boyd and Janet Haven of Data & Society co-signed a letter, along with a coalition of actors, to offer recommendations to Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City regarding appointments to the new Automated Decision System Task Force (NYC). Read the full letter here.”

Read: Data & Society Signs Joint Letter to NYC Mayor on Automated Decision Systems Task Force

23 Jan

“Data & Society Signs Joint Letter to NYC Mayor on Automated Decision Systems Task Force”

“On January 22nd, danah boyd and Janet Haven of Data & Society co-signed a letter, along with a coalition of actors, to offer recommendations to Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City regarding appointments to the new Automated Decision System Task Force (NYC). Read the full letter here.”

Read: Data & Society Signs Joint Letter to NYC Mayor on Automated Decision Systems Task Force

08 Jul

“Technology: Report: NYC’s Google-Backed Wi-Fi Kiosks Are A Privacy Nightmare”

“Earlier this year, The Village Voice’s business department got a bright idea: why not put Bluetooth beacons on their red distribution boxes to keep tabs on how they’re doing? So they called up Gimbal, a company that specialized in such beaco”

Read: Technology: Report: NYC’s Google-Backed Wi-Fi Kiosks Are A Privacy Nightmare

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