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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September 9, 2019

In London? See our work on Adversarial Machine Learning at the Science Museum

Visitors examine a display that shows a stop sign with stickers at the top and bottom of the sign.

Research exploring adversarial machine learning, or the ability to fool machine learning systems, is on display at the Science Museum in London as part of “Driverless: Who is in Control?” This free exhibit includes a modified stop sign developed by a team of researchers to fool driverless cars into misidentifying it and asks “can self-driving cars see the world as well as you can?”

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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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March 20, 2019

Toward Inclusive Tech Policy Design: A Method for Underrepresented Voices to Strengthen Tech Policy Documents

Diverse Voices

New research published in Ethics of Information Technology introduces the Diverse Voices method and reports on two case studies demonstrating its use: one with a white paper on augmented reality technology, and the other with a strategy document on automated driving vehicle technologies.

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