Once a week, we’ll give you a short update on what’s happening in social justice and tech.
May 26 2016
The list aims to predict who will be involved in future shootings. Its growing role in Chicago policing is a taste of what’s ahead.Read
Expanded DNA databases, coming to a state near you.
January 21 2016More on this Topic
CommentaryBuyer Beware: A hard look at police ‘threat scores.’
January 14 2016
Police in Fresno, CA are piloting Beware, a proprietary commercial system that can automatically assign a “threat score” in real time to any person in the city. But what, exactly, are these scores even trying to measure? Are they accurate? And do they really offer any improvement over the simple and timely delivery of relevant criminal history information?Read
December 9 2015
New apps like Uber and Airbnb are efficient and innovative. But they also entice people to break or avoid rules, argues Tom Slee in a newly published book. Is it time for conscious consumerism in the Gig Economy?Read
July 15 2015
A new essay argues that we can design ‘micro-benefits’ that accrue automatically for Uber drivers, Instacart shoppers, and other participants in today’s world of on demand work.Read