January 19, 2022

Co-Director Calo on Driver Information Collected by Automakers

Newsweek

In Newsweek, Co-Director Calo highlighted that “Some [auto] companies have begun to experiment with your affect,” he explained. “Trying to figure out if you’re tired and beginning to close your eyes. Or you’re yawning. Where you’re actually looking. Are you looking at the street? Are you looking at the console?”. He prompted a discussion regarding privacy […]

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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 Named to Faculty Under 50 List and Featured in NYTimes Magazine on how COVID-19 Relief is Funding the Future

New York Times Magazine

Co-Director Ryan Calo was highlighted in Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports as a Faculty under 50 on the “most cited” list. Calo was also featured in the New York Times Magazine on how Covid-19 relief is funding the future.  

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December 10, 2021

Data Statements highlighted in SpeechTechMag

Speech Technology Magazine

Co-Director and Professor Batya Friedman along with Faculty Associate and Professor Emily M. Bender’s recent paper titled “Data Statements for Natural Language Processing: Toward Mitigating System Bias and Enabling Better Science,” was highlighted in a natural language processing article by SpeechTechMag. It discussed AI in facial recognition systems and how data statements are key in understanding why […]

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November 9, 2021

Two Co-Directors Look Back at the 2020 Election: Data Collection, Privacy, and Misinformation

As 2021 came to a close, a few pieces took a look back about what had been learned about data collection, privacy, and misinformation in the 2020 campaign. An article on the 2020 political ads looking at personal information collected and misleading information featured TPL Co-Director Tadayoshi Kohno, who highlighted the election as a historic […]

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November 2, 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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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 24, 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 23, 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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September 15, 2021

Co-Director Shares Concerns About Information Collected in Robot Vacuums

Washington Post

Co-Director Ryan Calo shares concerns about how robot vacuums have crossed privacy boundaries, as some are now equipped with a built-in camera meant to avoid dog poop, which if hacked could release images of the user home to the company’s database unencrypted.

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