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Year in Review Part II

By Bastiaan Vanacker
January 31, 2019
As 2018 lies firmly behind us, CDEP Program Director Bastiaan Vanacker takes a look at some of the major digital ethics and policy issues of the past year that will shape the debate in 2019. The first installment of this overview can be found here  April: The Changing Narrative Surrounding Facebook

Year in Review Part I

By Bastiaan Vanacker
January 22, 2019
Looking Ahead by Looking Behind:  The Year 2018 in Digital Ethics and Policy, Part One. (January-March) As 2018 lies firmly behind us, CDEP Program Director Bastiaan Vanacker takes a look at some of the major digital ethics and policy issues of the past year that will shape the debate in 2019. January: Crucial Court Win for Section 230

Self-Driving Car Ethics

By Karis Hustad
October 10, 2018
Earlier this spring 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg was walking her bike across the street in Tempe, Ariz., when she was hit and killed by a car traveling at over 40 miles an hour.

Protecting Leakers in the Digital Age

By Bastiaan Vanacker
June 7, 2017
As volatile and unpredictable as President Trump’s first months in office have been, he has been consistent in his derision of leaks and in calling for the prosecution of those responsible for them.

Although seemingly trivial, livestreaming on social media poses serious problems

By Bastiaan Vanacker
May 15, 2017
It has been well over one year now since Facebook enabled its almost two billion users to stream live video. During the roll-out, Facebook unabashedly encouraged its users to embrace the opportunity to “create, share and discover live videos.” Unlike Twitter, which required that users download the Periscope app separately before they could livestream, Facebook offered a fully integrated streaming functionality.

College Entrance Exam – “Nailed It”; Social Media Background Check – “Failed It”

By Terri Williams
April 21, 2017
Colleges weigh a variety of factors when deciding whether to admit an applicant. Students know the importance of test scores, grades, recommendations, extracurricular activities, and the college application essay. But there’s another factor that may actually be important as well.