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In recent weeks, we have all started to increasingly populate our daily reads with news about COVID-19. As an EthicalGEO …
For those who live in the Seattle area or for those who visit Seattle, SeaTac is a curious name but …
Artificial Intelligence continues to be a very controversial issue fueling a multitude of ethical questions on surveillance, data security, the …
The UN Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development (Decade) represents a global effort to reverse the trend of declining …
YouthMappers, an organization working to “cultivate a generation of young leaders to create resilient communities and to define their world …
In February of 2018, Amazon was awarded two patents for a new wristband device that could track the locations and …
Douglas Namale of Map Kibera Trust shares a map of Kibera schools with a school leader. Those who are currently …

ICE under Fire

Buying and selling personal location data isn’t new. We know that when we open Google Maps, order an Uber, or …
I often wonder whether the author of Ecclesiastes was right when writing, “There is nothing new under the sun.” It …
The internet got a laugh this week when we realized just how easily one person can influence something as seemingly …
On the heels of December’s New York Times investigation of a set of 50 billion points harvested from smartphones comes another eye-opener …
On January 1, California instituted the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a law designed to protect consumer data and enhance …