Technology


In Massive Security Oversight, Thousands of Private University Documents Left Vulnerable

A widespread security oversight left at least tens of thousands of Harvard’s administrative files — including sensitive and confidential information on University governance — available for anyone with Harvard credentials to view, edit, download, and share.


Robinhood

The app Robinhood allows users to trade stocks commission-free and played a significant role in the short squeeze of shares in the video game retail chain GameStop.


HKS Alumni, Professors Develop App to Promote Inclusive Learning

As faculty and students across the University adjust to this fall’s online academic model, some are turning to a web app developed by a team of Harvard affiliates to promote inclusive classroom learning.


Internet Adapting Well to COVID-19 Pressures for Now, Harvard Affiliates Say

Harvard affiliates studying the impact of COVID-19 on the Internet have concluded that while the Internet has thus withstood additional pressures amid the pandemic, the long-term consequences of skyrocketing demand remain unclear.


What to do When Harvard IT is Down

Shopping week has come to a close and you should no longer be dependent on my.harvard, unless you’re starting to realize you signed up for 60 hours of work a week and are frantically searching for easier classes.


Harvard Digitizes Colonial North America Archives

A decade-long project to digitize every 17th- and 18th- century manuscript and archive in Harvard’s collections relating to North America will be finished this semester, according to University Archivist Megan Sniffin-Marinoff.


German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier Discusses Digital Technology Ethics at HLS Talk

Hosted by Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, the event — entitled “Ethics of Digital Transformation” — also featured professors studying in a variety of disciplines from both American and German universities.


German President

The president of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier (left) and Melissa Nobles (right) discuss the ethics of the digital transformation and transatlantic relations at Harvard Law School.


Researchers Discuss Technology and Social Justice at Harvard Law School

​​​​​​​Two researchers discussed the potential for innovations in the use of artificial intelligence and digital phenotyping to advance social justice causes at a Harvard Law School panel Friday.


Hundreds of Students Spend Weekend Coding at HackHarvard’s Fifth Annual Hackathon

Hundreds of students from universities representing five continents spent 36 sleepless hours coding over the weekend during the fifth annual HackHarvard, a student-run hackathon held at the Student Organizations Center at Hilles.


Harvard Law School Student Government Works to Improve Course Evaluation Site

Harvard Law School Student Government Co-Presidents Princess Daisy M. A. Akita ’15 and Daniel M. Egel-Weiss are working with University officials to change the Law School’s current course evaluation to make it more similar to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Q Guide.


Panelists Discuss Technology and Race at Harvard IOP Event

The panelists at the event — dubbed “The Politics of Difference: Race, Technology, and Inclusion” — discussed a variety of topics, ranging from targeted advertising in social media to video game “culture wars.”


Diversity and Tech Panel at the IOP

Ruha Benjamin, Khalil G. Muhammad, Latoya Peterson, and Joan Donovan discuss race, technology, media, and policy at the IOP on Wednesday evening.


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