Even though every article I write in this series is incredibly long, I always have to leave something out. Here are some of the other stories that were told about algorithms and data this year – stories I didn’t fit into part 5 in my year-end-series:

“How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You’ve Ever Met” via Gizmodo

“The History of the Pedometer (and the Problem with Learning Analytics)” by me

“I asked Tinder for my data. It sent me 800 pages of my deepest, darkest secrets” via The Guardian

“Uber Is Using AI to Charge People as Much as Possible for a Ride” via Motherboard

“This Is What A 21st-Century Police State Really Looks Like” via Buzzfeed

“Academic Surveillance Complex” via Information Observatory

“Transgender YouTubers had their videos grabbed to train facial recognition software” via The Verge

“Future Historians Probably Won’t Understand Our Internet, and That’s Okay” via The Atlantic

“Microtargeting of low-information voters” by Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Audrey Watters


The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2017)

A Hack Education Project

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