Ben Shepard
Ben Shepard

World News

Find out what’s happening in Science & Society around the world. Discover changes to science policy and law, new scientific study results, Supreme Court rulings, debates about nature versus nurture, and news about the sharing of genetic information.

Thu, Mar 19

Information Sharing During an Epidemic: Policies and Best Practices

As the world struggles to contain the economic, political, social, and health impacts of the COVID-19 virus, it is also wrestling with how both online censorship and the open internet have helped the spread of the virus.

Mon, Mar 09

Google Location Data Turned a Random Biker Into a Burglary Suspect

The police used a geofence warrant to collect info from a fitness app.

Fri, Mar 06

Made-in-China Censorship for Sale

Chinese AI tools from tech giants like Alibaba make it easier to scrub online content—and anyone can buy them.

Wed, Feb 26

COVID-19 Vaccine Shipped, and Drug Trials Start

Moderna Therapeutics, a biotech company based in Cambridge, Mass., has shipped the first batches of its COVID-19 vaccine…

Mon, Feb 24

Bonus Episode of TBD: Europe’s New AI Strategy

Tech Policy is a rapidly evolving field, and from time-to-time we hope to release these bonus episodes to give you some insight into things as they’re happening in real-time…

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