An Objection to the Google Book Settlement by Academic Authors

Dr. Pamela Samuelson has been one of the most vocal, and most intelligent, critics of the proposed Google Book Search settlement agreement. She has written, for example, on how the settlement threatens orphan works and represents a "major restructuring of…

New book: Contours of Privacy

I few years ago I presented a paper at the “Countours of Privacy: Social, Psychological and Normative Perspectives” conference in Ottawa, sponsored by Members of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada research group and their “On the Identity Trail: Understanding the Importance and Impact of Anonymity and Authentication in a Networked Society” research project. I'm thrilled to announce that, after a peer review process and the hard work of David Matheson, a collection of papers from this conference has been published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in an edited volume, "Contours of Privacy".

Position Announcement: Research Fellowship with Helen Nissenbaum at NYU

Helen Nissenbaum at New York University has an open postdoc position for those interested in working on various NSF-funded projects involving privacy, security and the social dimensions of networking. I cannot say enough about the ways I benefited from working…

CampusBuddy: Aggregating Campus Grading Data on Facebook

I was recently asked by the campus newspaper to comment on a new Facebook application called CampusBuddy.  Utilizing grading records from 250 public colleges and universities nationwide (public schools generally are legally obligated to release their grades upon request), CampusBuddy…

SPT 2009: Converging Technologies, Changing Societies

The call for papers for the 16th International Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, to be held July 8-10, 2009 at the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands, has been posted: SPT 2009 welcomes high quality papers and…

CEPE 2009: Eighth International Conference of Computer Ethics Philosophical Enquiry

The call for papers for the 8th International Conference of Computer Ethics Philosophical Enquiry, to be held June 27-29, 2009 in Corfu, Greece, has been posted: CEPE2009 welcomes high quality paper and panel proposals in all areas of computer/IT ethics. …

Special issue of First Monday: Critical Perspectives on Web 2.0

I am pleased to announce the (open) publication of a special issue of First Monday on "Critical Perspectives on Web 2.0." This special issue was born from a panel I organized at AoIR, and features amazing contributions from Trebor Scholz,…

Web Search: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

I'm pleased to announce that Web Search: Multidisciplinary Perspectives has, after 2 years in the making, been published in the Information Science and Knowledge Management series by Springer. Co-edited with Amanda Spink, Web Search is a collection of chapters approaching…