Northeastern’s Alan Mislove and Christo Wilson have been researching whether the algorithms e-commerce and other websites use to analyze user profile data, web-browsing choices, and other online information may lead to discrimination. Now the ACLU has sued the government on their and others’ behalf so they can continue to do so without prosecution.
A new study co-authored by a team of Northeastern University faculty and students has found numerous instances of price steering and discrimination on many popular e-commerce retail and travel websites. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, they say—so long as the companies are transparent.
The pioneering degree program, which will begin this fall, will focus on an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand the underlying complexity of various systems.
Northeastern researchers tracked the language of millions of tweets to capture the nation’s political mood before today’s elections
Facebook’s newest attempt to resolve the privacy issues raised by users is getting mixed reviews. Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Science Alan Mislove, whose research focuses on how people […]
Computer science professor says he only needs a mite of information to fill in Facebook users’ personal data—and he has created the algorithm to back it up
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