New Campaign: Classrooms Not Computers, Stop Education Profiteering

By Morna McDermott, Classrooms Not Computers -

During the last few years, a lot of debate has been had over the promise and perils of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Many education advocates argued we must embrace ESSA because it [...]

Liberal Ire At Trump And Cambridge Analytica Is Misdirected From Billionaires Who Own Your Data

By Bruce A. Dixon, Blackagendareport.com -

Liberals this week want to drum us into outrageous fury over the fact that Facebook, with almost 2 billion accounts worldwide, handed over user data of millions of people to Cambridge Analytica, [...]

Medicare Halts Release Of Much-Anticipated Data

By Charles Ornstein, www.propublica.org -

By Charles Ornstein for Pro Publica - The government had planned to share data with researchers on patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage health plans. Then, suddenly, it didn’t. In the past few [...]

March For Science Becomes Worldwide Defense Of Facts

By Staff, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Staff for Popular Resistance. On April 22, 2017, Earth Day, the March for Science too place across the United States and around the world. The organizers proclaimed "The March for Science is [...]

FCC Unlikely To Stop Internet Providers From Selling Your Data

By Klint Finley, www.wired.com -

By Klint Finley for Wired - LITTLE SEEMS TO be standing in the way of Comcast, Verizon, and other internet service providers selling your personal information without your permission after the [...]

Law Enforcement Using Facebook And Apple To Data-Mine Accounts Of Trump Protest Arrestees

By Sarah Lazare, www.alternet.org -

By Sarah Lazare for AlterNet - Law enforcement is compelling Apple and Facebook to hand over the personal information of users who were mass arrested at protests against the inauguration of [...]

NSA Contractor Accused Of Stealing Sensitive Data

By James Holbrooks, www.activistpost.com -

By James Holbrooks for Activist Post - According to the Times, a neighbor saw “two dozen F.B.I. agents wearing military-style uniforms and armed with long guns” storm Martin’s home and later [...]

Guerrilla Archivists Develop App To Save Science Data From Trump

By Zoë Schlanger, www.qz.com -

By Zoë Schlanger for Quartz. Enthusiasm for guerrilla archiving is skyrocketing; the day at NYU was the latest in a ballooning list of “data rescues” across the country. All-day archiving [...]

How Big Data Becomes Psy Ops And Tilts World Towards Its Own Aims

By Staff, www.educationalchemy.com -

By Staff of Education Alchemy - A psychologist named Michael Kosinski (see full report) from Cambridge developed a method to analyze Facebook members, using the cute little personality quizzes or [...]

What Facebook Knows About You

By Julia Angwin, Terry Parris Jr. and Surya Mattu, www.propublica.org -

By Julia Angwin, Terry Parris Jr. and Surya Mattu for ProPublica - WE LIVE IN AN ERA of increasing automation. Machines help us not only with manual labor but also with intellectual tasks, such [...]

What Can We Learn From 800,000 Comments On Net Neutrality?

By Bob Lannon and Andrew Pendleton, www.sunlightfoundation.com -

On Aug. 5, the Federal Communications Commission announced the bulk release of the comments from its largest-ever public comment collection. We've spent the last three weeks cleaning and [...]

Report: Media Exaggerates Image Of Blacks As Criminals

By Daniel Angster, Salvatore Colleluori, & Todd Gregory , www.mediamatters.org -

Coverage Of Cases Involving Black Suspects Outpaced Historical Arrest Rates From NYPD Statistics. In stories where race could be identified, the percentage of African-American suspects in [...]

How The NSA Built Its Own Secret Google

By Ryan Gallagher, www.firstlook.org -

The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone [...]

Part IV, Data-Mining Tools To Track And Kill Activists

By Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, www.occupy.com -

Since 2008, the year of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, the U.S. Department of Defense has funded a multimillion dollar university research program to probe [...]

Part III: Tools To Track And Kill Activists

By Dr. Nafeez Ahmed, www.occupy.com -

The U.S. Department of Defense's multimillion dollar university research program, the Minerva Research Initiative, is developing new data mining and analysis tools for the U.S. military [...]

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