The View from The Middle

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The View from The Middle By Anonymous | December 4, 2018 If you are like me, you probably spend quite a bit of time online. We read news articles online, watch videos, plan vacations, shop and much more. At the same time, we are generating data that is being used to tailor advertising to our personal preferences. Profiles constructed from… [Read more...]

Freudian Slips

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Freudian Slips by Anonymous | December 4, 2018 In the ongoing battleground in the use and abuse of personal data in the age of big data, we often see competing forces of companies wanting to create new innovation and regulators who want to enforce limits in consideration of privacy or sociological harms that could arise from unmitigated usage. Often we… [Read more...]

The Next Phase of Smart Home Tech: Ethical Implications of Google’s New Patent

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The Next Phase of Smart Home Tech: Ethical Implications of Google’s New Patent By Jennifer Podracky | December 4, 2018 On October 30, 2018, Google filed a new patent for an extension of their Google smart home technology, titled “SMART-AUTOMATION SYSTEM THAT SUGGESTS OR AUTOMATICALLY (sp) IMPLEMENTS SELECTED HOUSEHOLD POLICIES BASED ON SENSED OBSERVATIONS.” In summary, this patent proposes a… [Read more...]

Hello Berkeley!

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My name is Taylor and I’m an incoming student of the Master of Information and Data Science program. My current research interests are natural language understanding and generation. Reach me at ude.yelekreb.loohcsinull@rolyat!… [Read more...]