Marketing algorithms prevent many women from seeing the advertising, even though it’s illegal to target jobs to one gender
Cathy O'NeilThis is one of those algorithm problems that is super obvious but that tons of people are making too much money to think about.
Prediction: this will spawn an entire field of research within 10 years.
Selection bias can creep in, even when a study design seeks to control for other variables.
Cathy O'NeilThis article combines two of my favorite things: an explanation of why randomized controlled trials are the only way to go and a demonstration of how corporate wellness programs totally suck.
It can’t follow Europe’s example. But Senator Mark Warner has some good ideas.
Cathy O'NeilI wrote a piece for @bopinion about Senator Mark Warner's ideas for regulating big tech and algorithms.
Spoiler: it's different from the GDPR because we have different problems than Europe.
Facebook shared user information with 52 hardware and software makers, including some based in China, under partnership agreements to make its social media platform work more effectively on mobile devices, the company said in information furnished...
Cathy O'NeilI'm glad this is finally coming to light.
Facebook offers fresh detail about its ties to dozens of outside companies in more than 700 pages of new data turned over to Congress
OMB director says he only met with lobbyists who gave money while he was in Congress.
Cathy O'NeilBuried in this outrageous article is Mick Mulvaney’s decision to end public access to the CFPB's consumer complaints database.
One of the very few databases in existence that shines a light on abuses by the powerful. It will be a major loss.
Tencent and Alibaba are among the firms that assist authorities in hunting down criminal suspects, silencing dissent and creating surveillance cities. Their efforts are part a state campaign to build one of the world’s most ambitious surveillance...
Cathy O'NeilChina is starting to look like the future of tech's worst case scenario