Many popular dating apps utilize subjective algorithms and addictive user interfaces to hook those in search of a connection, and the efficacy of dating apps is questionable when their purpose inherently pits the interests of the company against that of the user.View More The Bias and Contradiction of Dating Apps
Predictive policing is a police tactic that uses computer algorithms to predict where crime is likely to occur. This tactic, which has been used in cities like Los Angeles, allows the police to deploy more officers to “high-risk locations.” However, predictive policing violates the ethics of consequentialism and the ethical frameworks of justice and fairness by disproportionately targeting low-income neighborhoods and high-minority areas with increased police activity. Although boosting police patrols can deter crime in some cases, they also make people feel wary and frightened. Predictive policing is an unethical police tactic and should be further regulated or used in other manners. Crime should not be prevented by police-generated fear.View More Pitfalls of Predictive Policing: An Ethical Analysis
Facebook’s oversight board wants to begin examining the company’s ad algorithm, but with the board’s lack of technical knowledge and absence of significant regulatory power, are they ethically qualified to do so?View More Facebook Finally Takes Responsibility, But Is It Enough?
12/3/2018 Profiled article S. Vaidhyanathan, “Opinion | Don’t Delete Facebook. Do Something About It.”, Nytimes.com, [online] 2018. Available at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/24/opinion/sunday/delete-facebook-does-not-fix-problem.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fopinion-technology&action=click&contentCollection=technology®ion=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=76&pgtype=sectionfront. About the article author Siva Vaidhyanathan is a…View More Should You Boycott Facebook?