Freudian Slips

December 4th, 2018

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
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!

December 4th, 2018

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...]

This is a project update from a CTSP project from 2017: Assessing Race and Income Disparities in Crowdsourced Safety Data Collection (with Kate BeckAditya Medury, and Jesus M. Barajas)

Project Update

This work has led to the development of Street Story, a community engagement tool that collects street safety information from the public, through UC … [Read more...]

This blog post is a version of a talk given at the 2018 ACM Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) Conference based on a paper written by Richmond Wong, Deirdre Mulligan, Ellen Van Wyk, John Chuang, and James Pierce, entitled Eliciting Values Reflections by Engaging Privacy Futures Using Design Workbooks, which was honored with a best paper [Read more...]

Halloween Cuckoo Clock

October 30th, 2018

Team: Azin Mirzaagha, Patrick Barin, Yunjie Yao



Create a “Cuckoo Clock” mechanics. Cuckoo Clock typically has an automaton of the bird that appears through a small trap door while the clock is striking.


Components Used

  • Plywood
  • wood beams
  • wood pieces
  • rubber bands
  • Small hinge
  • wood squares
  • tape
  • Glue
  • Scissor


Halloween Cuckoo Clock


We created a [Read more...]

Is the GDPR’s Bark Bigger than its Bite?
by Zach Day on 10/21/2018

The landmark EU regulation, formally called the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, took effect on May 25, 2018. Among other protections, GDPR grants “data subjects” with a bundle of new rights and placed an increased obligation on companies who collect and use the data. Firms were … [Read more...]

Ethical Issues of the Healthcare Internet of Things
By Osmar Coronel  | October 21, 2018

Tracking vital signs on the fly

Very likely you are already using an Internet of Things (IoTs) product for your healthcare.

Our new connected world

IoTs are small computing objects that are constantly collecting information and sending it to the cloud or turning on … [Read more...]

Unknown Knowns

October 24th, 2018

Unknown Knowns
by Anonymous on 10/21/2018

Image Credit:
Donald Rumsfeld during Department of Defense News Briefing, February 12, 2002.

The taxonomy of knowledge laid out by Rumsfeld in his much quoted new briefing conspicuously omits a fourth category: unknown knowns. In his critique of Rumsfeld’s analysis, the philosopher Slavoj Žižek defines the unknown knowns as “the disavowed beliefs … [Read more...]

GDPR Will Transform Insurance Industry’s Business Model
By Amit Tyagi | October 21, 2018

The European Union wide General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, came into force on May 25, 2018, with significant penalties for non-compliance. In one sweep, GDPR harmonizes data protection rules across the EU and gives greater rights to individuals over how their data is used. GDPR … [Read more...]