January 11, 2022

Tech Policy Lab Releases Biennial Report

The Tech Policy Lab is please to share our 2020-2021 Biennial Report. Highlights include the Lab’s work on privacy and COVID, mitigating bias in AI systems, using storytelling to explain tech policy, and technology’s relationship to food security. http://techpolicylab.uw.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Tech-Policy-Biennial-Report-2021-Final.pdf

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December 18, 2021

TPL Co-Directors cited regrading Value Sensitive Design and Covid-19 Relief

Co-Directors Ryan Calo and Batya Friedman have been cited throughout news sources for their respective work in recent months. Friedman and her colleagues pioneered Value Sensitive Design, an approach that includes methods for thinking through the ethics of a project from the beginning. Calo was highlighted in the Faculty under 50 on the “most cited” […]

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November 14, 2021

Co-Director featured in The Verge surrounding privacy and future societal implications of technology

The Verge

Co-Director Batya Friedman identifies the need for adaptability when creating technology to address its unforeseen environmental, social, and technical impacts in The Next Privacy Crisis  by Adi Robertson. “It’s very typical that developers of a technology have one kind of idea about what its uptake in society might be, and then the actual uptake turns out […]

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November 9, 2021

The Spread of Information and Robot Vacuums

Scienmag, Washington Post, AlKhaleej Today

As 2020 comes to a close, technology is advancing at an even more rapid pace. With increased data collection, platforms are able to spread misinformation and appeal to the emotions of viewers while negating privacy. TPL Co-Director Tadayoshi Kohno highlighted the election as a historic opportunity, citing, “There are going to be interesting ads, and […]

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October 7, 2021

TPL Faculty Associate Franzi Roesner honored by NSF and Consumer Reports

Allen School News

TPL Faculty Associate Franzi Roesner was recently honored by NSF and Consumer Reports. Roesner earned a Consumer Reports Advocacy Digital Lab Fellowship to advance research into the spread of problematic online ad content to support more positive digital experiences for everyone. Together with Allen School colleague Amy Zhang, Roesner won an NSF Convergence Accelerator for […]

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September 28, 2021

Co-Director and Faculty Associate awarded with 2021 Towards Trustworthy Products in AR, VR, and Smart Devices RFP

Facebook Research

TPL Co-Director Tadayoshi Kohno and Associate Faculty Franziska Roesner were winners of the 2021 Towards Trustworthy Products in AR, VR, and Smart Devices request for proposals launched by Facebook. The pair submitted a high-quality proposal related to secure multi-application augmented and virtual reality platforms.

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September 27, 2021

Tech Policy Lab Co-Director and Researcher Honored with Golden Goose Award for Work on Automotive Cybersecurity

UW News

Tech Policy Lab Co-Director Tadayoshi Kohno and Researcher Karl Koscher were honored with the Golden Goose Award for their work on automotive cybersecurity by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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August 18, 2021

Tech Policy Lab named by Forbes as a Leading Social Impact Platform Making a Difference with Digital Potential

Forbes

Forbes listed 20 leading social impact platforms making a difference with digital potential, in which the Tech Policy Lab was included.

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July 19, 2021

Co-Director Tadayoshi Kohno Releases Novella “Our Reality”

UW Allen School News

In this Q & A, TPL Co-Director Tadayoshi Kohno discusses his new science fiction novella Our Reality. Our Reality is set in 2034 and is named for the fictional mixed-reality technology that allows one to go to class, meet up with friends, and get a workout in, all without leaving your bedroom. Kohno explains how […]

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July 15, 2021

As agriculture increasingly relies on technology, concerns about security vulnerabilities

Logic

In this long form article in Logic Magazine, Tech Policy Lab student Rian Wanstreet describes how agricultural production is increasingly relying on sensors and internet-connected devices that are rife with security vulnerabilities. Attacking Agriculture, Logic Magazine, May 4, 2020

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