digital HKS, an initiative of Harvard Kennedy School, is thrilled to announce that Haley Van Dyck (@haleyvandyck), Nadia Eghbal (@nayafia), and Beatrice Martini (@beatricemartini) will join the digitial HKS fellowship cohort. The fellowship appointment is a two year, non-resident appointment that brings together - and supports - practitioners interested in the impact of digital technology on governance, public service, and civic and civil society.
The digital HKS fellowship provides a space for experts in the field of digital technology and government to explore ideas through research and engagement with the digital HKS community. digital HKS fellows are responsible for exploring a digital technology topic that sits at the intersection of technology and public policy (more).
In the latest digital HKS Brown Bag, journalist-turned-activist Nikhil Pahwa talks about Net Neutrality in India, and the ongoing battle to save the free internet. Read about his beginnings as a blogger, and his role in creating the grassroots campaign that continues to fight for net neutrality.
When net neutrality began to be threatened in 2014, Pahwa knew what had to be done to save the internet. By creating a grassroots campaign, Pahwa and his colleagues kept people informed on the risks of net neutrality, as well as gave them a platform to make their voices heard (for full recap post).
How can we design social products that are simple to use but still explain complex privacy rules? Design should surface critical information about how much of a user’s data is visible to the public in a timely way (source).
yasoI spoke with Michael Fox, from @truthout, about the role of #whatsapp on the organization of the Brazilian Truckers’ Strike and the replacement of centralized unions by autonomous leadership.
"How WhatsApp Is Changing the Rules of the Game" t.co/JgATw5V5Fu