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Copyright, Remix and the Art of Collaborative Media: A conversation with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Falzone
Stanford Law School - April 25, 2011
Hosted by the Center for Internet and Society
Encryption has been a topic of heated debate in the United States and worldwide during the last six years. The COVID-19 epidemic added a new twist to the debate: with millions of people now working, playing, and studying remotely from home, strong encryption is more important than ever to protect the privacy and security of our data and communications. And yet, the U.S. government is currently closer than it's come in years to effectively banning strong encryption.
Is your voice your own? Maybe not anymore. Using artificial intelligence, someone can make an algorithm that sounds just like you. And then they can say... whatever they want you to say. We're entering a brand new era: One where you can no longer trust your ears. Welcome to the world of audio deepfakes. Featuring deepfake wizard Tim McSmythurs, cybersecurity expert Riana Pfefferkorn and a brand-new host: Deepfake Dallas.
It seems like everyone's talking about Section 230 these days, and keen to change it, even without really knowing what it says and does. Or how badly most of the proposals to change it, such as the EARN IT Act bill, threaten all sorts of things we value, including encryption, privacy, security, and free speech online. Come to this crash course in Section 230 basics, followed by a fireside chat about EARN IT between two seasoned lawyers, to learn the truth about this crucial law, why these proposals are so terrible, and how you can take action to protect the Internet. Read more about DEF CON Safe Mode Crypto and Privacy Village - Cathy Gellis, Riana Pfefferkorn - Fireside Chat
The late Stephen Hawking famously warned that Artificial Intelligence might someday become so clever as to supersede humans.
But academic and author, Brett Frischmann, has a different fear. He argues that human beings are starting to act like machines. That they’re being groomed to become more robotic in their behaviour and interactions.
Also, why is the software development company GitHub interested in an old abandoned mineshaft in the very north of Scandinavia?
Thomas Dohmke – Vice President for Strategic Programs, GitHub Read more about “Reengineering Humanity” and the Arctic Code Vault
Riana Pfefferkorn, the Associate Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, who has investigated and analyzed the ongoing encryption debate between law enforcement and the U.S. government for years, said these bills are a "full frontal nuclear assault on encryption in the United States." Read more about Encryption Under ‘Full-Frontal Nuclear Assault’ By U.S. Bills
Have you ever stumbled on a random video because of autoplay? Have you ever wondered why some items appear on your news feed or in search results while others do not? Today, internet platforms use a range of artificial intelligence and machine-learning tools to rank the content we see in search results and news feeds, and to make recommendations on products we should purchase, news we should read, and content we should consume. Read more about How Ranking and Recommendation Algorithms Influence How We See the World
Attacks on Section 230 are relentless and coming from all sides — so we've got another podcast all about the attempts to ruin the most important law on the internet. Read more about Techdirt Podcast Episode 248: The Most Serious Threat To Section 230
Coca Cola, Target and other major companies have recently limited or stopped advertising on Facebook. Those boycotts are part of a campaign designed to pressure the social media company into cracking down on hate speech on its platform. Read more about Free Speech And Hate Speech: Another Reckoning For Social Media Companies
The role of a content moderator is to be both a judge and a janitor of the internet, according to Alex Feerst, general counsel at Neuralink. Read more about Content Moderation: How it Works, Why it Works and Best Practices
Everything You Need to Know About Section 230: A Five Part Series -- Panel V: Imagining the Future without 230
Webinar V/V: Imagining the Future without 230
Friday, June 26, 2020
Moderator: Kate Klonick
Sponsored by The Yale Information Society Project Read more about Everything You Need to Know About Section 230: A 5 Part Series -- Panel V: A Future without 230