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New Competition Wants to Bring Ethics to Undergraduate Computer Science Classrooms

October 11, 2018

Tina Nazerian at EdSurge covers the launch of the Responsible Computer Science Challenge, the latest exciting initiative incubated at the Tech and Society Solutions Lab.

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Silicon Valley Funders Issue Ambitious Challenge to Embed Ethical Thinking into Computer Science Curriculum at Colleges and Universities Nationwide

October 10, 2018

Final projects will be judged by an external review committee of academics, tech industry leaders, and others.

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Techies push for ethics in computer science programs

October 10, 2018

A new initiative, backed by the foundations of Pierre Omidyar, Eric Schmidt, Craig Newmark and Mozilla aims to convince the nation's computer science departments to spend more time teaching the ethics of the profession alongside the basics of coding.

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How Can Tech Companies Restore Trust? One Engineer at a Time

October 10, 2018

The Responsible Computer Science Challenge, incubated at Omidyar Network’s Tech and Society Solutions Lab, comes with a letter signed by more than 30 tech founders and executives reinstating the importance of teaching ethical standards to engineers.

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Data privacy can aid innovation

October 5, 2018

In a new opinion piece for Mint, Subhashish Bhadra, investment principal for Omidyar Network’s Digital Identity initiative, explains how new privacy regulations can actually fuel the innovation economy rather than restrict it.

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A court upholds but curbs India’s giant biometric ID system

September 27, 2018

In a new piece by The Economist, CV Madhukar, global lead for Omidyar Network’s Digital Identity initiative, explains how the Indian Supreme Court’s verdict on Aadhaar has reinforced the importance of Good ID, including privacy, security, and user control.

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India’s Top Court Limits Sweep of Biometric ID Program

September 26, 2018

In a new piece by The New York Times, CV Madhukar, global lead for Omidyar Network’s Digital Identity initiative, explains how the Indian Supreme Court’s verdict on Aadhaar serves as an example to help other countries design digital ID systems that empower people and protect their rights.

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It is more critical than ever to agree on Good digital identity

September 21, 2018

CV Madhukar, global lead for Omidyar Network's Digital Identity initiative, shares how it's more critical than ever for the global community to agree on the parameters of a good digital identity

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Bon Raises INR 7.8 Crore in a Seed Round Led by Omidyar Network

September 12, 2018

Bon, the FinTech platform that facilitates digital credit for flexible workers, today announced that it has raised INR 7.8 Crore ($1.1 million USD) in a seed round led by Omidyar Network.

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Paula Goldman: Emerging Tech Needs Guardrails

September 12, 2018

Paula Goldman talked with Techonomy about emerging technology and the need to build robust guardrails to mitigate unintended harm.

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