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Consumers vs. Citizens in Democracy’s Public Sphere

August 25, 2020

The third viewpoint in this series talks about how an individual rights can dissipate as tech makes the surveillance state ubiquitous. Learn what a “Citizen Score” is in this article by Allison Stanger. LinkedInTweetShareEmail

For Impactful Community Engagement: Check Your Role

August 20, 2020

This is the second of four articles about solutions to manage the potential recklessness of unleashed computer technology that society has no guard rails for. It discusses community engaged computing (that’s Internet of Things, facial recognition, big data profiling, etc.). LinkedInTweetShareEmail

A Market for Truth to Address False Ads on Social Media

August 18, 2020

4 solutions that address issues of veracity, equity and economy so easily manipulated by technology.  I found this collection in one of the tech journal I regularly read.  They’re a fascinating read in this political season. First, “A Market for Truth to Address False Ads on Social Media”.  Look for

SLaaP — Street Lights as a Platform

June 30, 2020

A new tech acronym redefines the value proposition for an old municipal physical asset In a recent ACM journal article, John Mühlhäuser and his team laid out a technical and business case for SLaaP (Street Lights as a Platform). SLaaP has a viable role to play in just about every

2 very different movies: same genre, same storyline

April 23, 2020

The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!   2h 6min | Comedy, War | 25 May 1966 (USA)   This is a family-friendly, warm, and funny film. Director Norman Jewison depicts the chaos following the grounding of the Soviet submarine off a small New England island during the Cold War. The fear