May we recommend…some Ethics?

October 17th, 2018

May we recommend…some Ethics?
by Jessica Hays | September 30, 2018

The internet today is awash with recommender systems. Some pop to mind quickly – like Netflix’s suggestions of shows to binge, or Amazon’s nudges towards products you may like. These tools use your personal history on their site, along with troves of data from other users, to predict … [Read more...]

Mapping the Organic Organization
Thoughts on the development of a Network Graph for your company

Creating the perfect organization for a business is hard. It has to maintain alignment of goals and vision, enable the movement of innovation and ideas, develop the products and services and deliver them, apply the processes and controls needed to remain disciplined, safe and sustainable, … [Read more...]

Content Integrity and the Dubious Ethics of Censorship
By Aidan Feay | September 30th, 2018

In the wake of Alex Jones’ exile from every social media platform, questions about censorship and content integrity are swirling around the web. Platforms like Jones’ Infowars propagate misinformation under the guise of genuine journalism while serving a distinctly more sinister agenda. Aided by the … [Read more...]

Hiding in Plain Sight: A Tutorial on Obfuscation
by Andrew Mamroth | 14 October 2018

In 2010, the Federal Trade Commission pledged to give internet users the power to determine if or when websites were allowed to track their behavior. This was the so called “Do Not Track” list. Now in 2018, this project has been sidelined and widely ignored … [Read more...]

Shopping in the Digital Age – a Psychological Battle
by Krissy Gianforte | 14 October 2018

Imagine your last trip to Target. You entered the store with your shopping list in-hand, intending to buy “just a few things”. As you walked down the aisles, though, extra items caught your eye – a cute coffee mug, or a soft throw blanket … [Read more...]

Hate Speech – How far should social media censorship go, and can there be unintended consequences?

By Anonymous, 10/14/2018

Today, there is a lot of harmful or false information being spread around the internet, among the most egregious of which is hate speech. It may seem a difficult task to stop hate speech from spreading over the vast expanse of … [Read more...]

Authors

Max T. Curran, Nick Merrill, Swapan Gandhi, John Chuang

Abstract

Multi-factor authentication presents a robust method to secure our private information, but typically requires multiple actions by the user resulting in a high cost to usability and limiting adoption. A usable system should also be unobtrusive and inconspicuous. We present and discuss a system with the

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Fall 2018: No Seminar Talks

October 1st, 2018

The NLP Seminar is taking a break in Fall 2018; we won’t be scheduling speakers this semester.   See you in the Spring!… [Read more...]

Why Do Defaults Affect Behavior? Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan (by Joshua Blumenstock, Michael Callen, and Tarek Ghani) was published in the American Economic Review.[Read more...]

CTSP Alumni Updates

September 27th, 2018

We’re thrilled to highlight some recent updates from our fellows:

Gracen Brilmyer, now a PhD student at UCLA, has published a single authored work in one of the leading journals in archival studies, Archival Science: “Archival Assemblages: Applying Disability Studies’ Political/Relational Model to Archival Description” and presented their work on archives, disability, and justice at a number [Read more...]