Black People : This Week in Tech Racism

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When racism and technology intersect; week of Oct. 30, 2016

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This week in tech racism:
inherent biases of ride-sharing drivers; the Congressional Black Caucus demands answers from Facebook; gay black men discuss harassment on Grindr, and more news stories at the absurd intersection of racism and technology:

Investigative news organization ProPublica claimed that COMPAS is biased against black defendants – Oct. 17, 2016

COMPAS is computer software used by the legal system to determine if those awaiting trial are too dangerous to release on bail. ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest, claims that COMPAS is biased against black defendants. The Washington Post questions ProPublica’s claims in its own analysis.

ACLU says facial recognition tech is racially biased – Oct. 27, 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union’s study revealed facial recognition technology has higher error rates when used on younger people, females, and black peoples’ faces. These errors are likely to pose the biggest injustice to African Americans because of existing police biases, argues the ACLU.

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