In the Media

July 6, 2020

States’ Automated Systems Are Trapping Citizens in Bureaucratic Nightmares

Time

“‘Throwing away expertise and nimbleness … in favor of software and automation, at some point it begins to undermine the very justification of the administrative state,’ says Ryan Calo, a professor at the University of Washington Law School.”

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June 28, 2020

Co-Director Calo on the Perils of Contact-Tracing Apps

Brookings

“We worry that contact-tracing apps will serve as vehicles for abuse and disinformation, while providing a false sense of security to justify reopening local and national economies well before it is safe to do so.”

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June 27, 2020

‘I saw you were online’: How online status indicators shape our behavior

UW News

Co-Director Yoshi Kohno, student Lucy Simko, alumna Camille Cobb, and Assistant Professor Alexis Hiniker look at how online status indicators shape user behavior.

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June 26, 2020

Co-Director Friedman Receives Honorary Doctorate

UW News

Tech Policy Lab Co-Director Batya Friedman receives honorary doctorate from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

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October 29, 2019

New DNA Security Research Looks at Privacy and Security Risks in Genetic Genealogy

UW News

Popular third-party genetic genealogy site is vulnerable to compromised data, impersonations

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August 21, 2019

Co-Director Ryan Calo on Adversarial Machine Learning and the Law

OneZero by Medium

"Using adversarial machine learning, researchers can trick machines — potentially with fatal consequences. But the legal system hasn’t caught up."

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March 22, 2019

Lab Co-Director Ryan Calo Discusses Data and Privacy

Geekwire and KUOW

Photo of Ryan Calo

Lab Co-Director Ryan Calo discusses data and privacy on a panel hosted by KUOW and Geekwire with Marketplace Tech's Molly Wood.

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February 13, 2019

Co-Director Batya Friedman inducted into the CHI Academy

UW iSchool

"Three University of Washington professors, including two from the Information School, have been inducted into the CHI Academy – recognized as the highest honor in the field of human-computer interaction."

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October 3, 2018

Lab Team Pens Op-Ed on Regulating Bot Speech

BuzzFeed News

Co-Director Ryan Calo and Fellow Madeline Lamo discuss bot disclosure laws in an op-ed published by BuzzFeed News.

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July 16, 2015

How Information Asymmetry Helped Find Abducted Kids

Washington Post

Lab Co-Director Ryan Calo is featured in a Washington Post article describing how police used Spotify and other streaming services to located abducted kids in Mexico.

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