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What is an algorithm? How computers know what to do with...

Jory Denny, University of Richmond The world of computing is full of buzzwords: AI, supercomputers, machine learning, the cloud, quantum computing and more. One word...

What is an algorithm? How computers know what to do with...

Jory Denny, University of Richmond The world of computing is full of buzzwords: AI, supercomputers, machine learning, the cloud, quantum computing and more. One word...

Income inequality is getting worse in US urban areas

Brian Thiede, Pennsylvania State University; David L. Brown, Cornell University; Jaclyn Butler, Pennsylvania State University, and Leif Jensen, Pennsylvania State University Income inequality has increased...

All Latinos don’t vote the same way – their place of...

Eliza Willis, Grinnell College and Janet A. Seiz, Grinnell College Joe Biden won Florida’s 2020 Democratic primary, capturing a majority of the state’s Latino voters. Polls...

Craigslist turns 25 – a reminder that a more democratic version...

Jessa Lingel, University of Pennsylvania Fake news. Online surveillance. Phishing scams. Biased algorithms. It’s easy to be cynical about the internet, and harder to remember a...

Transgender Americans are more likely to be unemployed and poor

Christopher Carpenter, Vanderbilt University and Gilbert Gonzales, Vanderbilt University The United States Supreme Court will issue a ruling this year in a landmark case that...

The secondhand smoke you’re breathing may have come from another state

Sebastian Eastham, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Steven Barrett, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Scientists estimate that each year in the U.S., outdoor air pollution shortens...

I track murder cases that use the ‘gay panic defense,’ a...

W. Carsten Andresen, St. Edward's University On January 21, New Jersey became the ninth state in the nation to ban the gay panic defense, a...

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Should online users be bound by their privacy agreements?

Samuel Becher, Victoria University of Wellington The political economy of digital capitalism is largely premised on a new exchange: individuals enjoy cheap or free services...