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Get Lost in this New-and-Improved Map of America's Megaregions

Continued coverage of research co-authored by Garrett Dash Nelson, Society of Fellows postdoctoral fellow, that analyzed 4 million point-to-point commutes and revealed constellations of neighboring cities, connected by interlocking workforces—a new way of visualizing America's megaregions. Nelson and his colleague Alasdair Rae, an urban data analyst at the University of Sheffield, have now created an interactive map to examine the regions state by state and zone by zone to see how urban economies transcend city limits.

Review: The Internet of Risky Things

A review of the book Inside The Internet of Risky Things: Trusting the Devices That Surround Us by Sean Smith, professor of computer science and director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society.

Read the review in the February 7, 2017 issue of Help Net Security.

Man Versus Machine

As a contributor for an article about the progress of technology, Hany Farid, chair and professor of computer science, discusses how technology companies have been and continue to be frustratingly slow in responding to these very real threats with very real consequences. Farid asks how we can not only make technology work better for us, but also make technology companies work better for us.

Read the full story, published on 2/6/17 in VICE.

January 28 marks Data Privacy Day

Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust is the theme for Data Privacy Day (DPD), an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information.

Learn more.

Obsolete iPods and Mobile Learning

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses what our collections of obsolete iPods tell us about the future of mobile learning. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, which was published in Inside Higher Ed on 1/11/17.
 

The AI that Can Tell Advertisers When You're Willing to Switch Brands

Quotes Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management, from an opinion piece originally published on BBC where he argued that carefully curated algorithms that predict our behavior might be making us narrow-minded by limiting our options.

Read the full story, which was published in the Daily Mail on 1/9/17.

Online Learning Confusion in an Otherwise Excellent 'Revenge of Analog'

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses the book The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter by David Sax. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on 12/19/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

The Couples Who Share Tech

In his latest blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Kim discusses whether higher ed couples are less likely than civilians to share their technology. Kim is director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL).

Read the full story, published on 12/18/16, in Inside Higher Ed.

Dartmouth Professor Selected for Prestigious Fellowship

Hany Farid, chair and professor of computer science, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Farid received the distinction for his work in digital forensics, which has included the development of programs that identify and flag child pornography and terrorist propaganda.

Read the full story, published on 12/16/16, in the Valley News.

The Heart-Wrenching Image You Shared from Aleppo Might Be a Fake. Here's What You Can Do

Quotes Hany Farid, chair and professor of computer science, in an article about how as the Syrian army closed in on Aleppo and pushed the rebels out of their last remaining enclaves, Twitter and Facebook have been flooded with photos claiming to show atrocities, but some viral images have turned out to be fake.

Read the full story, published on 12/16/16, in Quartz.

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