Academic Writing

Family Separations: Evolved Not Resolved

Author(s): 
Beth Van Schaack
Publication Date: 
October 16, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

With all that is going on, the issue of family separations at the border has slipped from view.

Filtering Out the Bots: What Americans Actually Told the FCC about Net Neutrality Repeal

Author(s): 
Ryan Singel
Publication Date: 
October 15, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

In the leadup to the FCC's historic vote in December 2017 to repeal all net neutrality protections, 22 million comments were filed to the agency.

But unfortunately, millions of those comments were fake. Some of the fake comment were part of sophisticated campaigns that filed fake comments using the names of real people - including journalists, Senators and dead people.

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Would 'Deviant' Sex Robots Violate Asimov's Law of Robotics?

Author(s): 
Patrick Lin
Publication Date: 
October 15, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Like it or not, sex robots are already here, and someday they might hurt you, if you ask nicely.  As they cater to an ever-increasing range of tastes, some folks predict BDSM types (bondage, discipline, and sadomasochism) in the future bedroom.

Comments for Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) review of the Telecommunication & Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Bill 2018

Author(s): 
Riana Pfefferkorn
Publication Date: 
October 11, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Comments submitted to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) of the Australian Parliament on the revised draft (20 September 2018 version) of the Telecommunication & Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Bill 2018.

How to make technology a force for good

Author(s): 
Ben Scott
Publication Date: 
September 26, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Two steps forward. Two steps back. That seems to be the tale that history will tell about the role of the internet as a force for democracy in the early 21st century.

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