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.
New research led by David Choffnes shows that what T-Mobile promises about free video streaming with Binge On is not what you, or content providers, may actually get. In many cases, subscribers were left with lower quality videos and unexpected charges. Moreover, because of flaws in T-Mobile’s system, the researchers found a way to make practically any Internet traffic free to subscribers.
Locking up your credit card, baking your holiday gifts, and splitting the cost for Netflix with your friends are among the tips personal finance planning expert Coleen Pantalone has for students.
More than eight out of 10 movies or TV shows Netflix users watch are based on the site’s recommendations. Those suggestions are the result of complex algorithms, according to Carlos Gomez Uribe, vice president of product innovation at Netflix, who spoke on campus Thursday as part of the Profiles in Innovation Presidential Speaker Series.
We binge watch TV shows, live tweet along with actors, and indulge in increasingly compelling online programming. But these are just a few examples of the TV industry’s recent evolution, says Bill Lancaster, a lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies.