Category Archives: Data Ethics

Endangered Data Week, April 17-21

Today is the start of the first-ever Endangered Data Week! The goal of the week is to increase visibility for at-risk public datasets – either from deletion, repression, or loss. The website for Endangered Data Week has some background information as … finish reading Endangered Data Week, April 17-21

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Weapons of Math Destruction

Recently, whenever I am talking to my fellow data librarians, it is not long before someone brings up Cathy O’Neil’s new book Weapons of Math Destruction : How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. Alarmingly, closed-source algorithms are playing … finish reading Weapons of Math Destruction

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