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New submissions for Fri, 26 May 17

[1]  arXiv:1705.09015 [pdf]
Title: Democracy Models and Civic Technologies: Tensions, Trilemmas, and Trade-offs
Comments: Workshop on 'Linked Democracy: AI for Democratic Innovation' (IJCAI2017), Melbourne, August 19, 2017
Subjects: Computers and Society (cs.CY)

This paper aims at connecting democratic theory with civic technologies in order to highlight the links between some theoretical tensions and trilemmas and design trade-offs. First, it reviews some tensions and trilemmas raised by political philosophers and democratic theorists. Second, it considers both the role and the limitations of civic technologies in mitigating these tensions and trilemmas. Third, it proposes to adopt a meso-level approach, in between the macro-level of democratic theories and the micro-level of tools, to situate the interplay between people, digital technologies, and data.

Cross-lists for Fri, 26 May 17

[2]  arXiv:1705.08889 (cross-list from cs.CR) [pdf, other]
Title: PrivacyScore: Analyse von Webseiten auf Sicherheits- und Privatheitsprobleme -- Konzept und rechtliche Zulässigkeit
Comments: Extended version of a paper under submission to Recht und Technik 2017. Partially a translation of arXiv:1705.05139. 13 pages in German
Subjects: Cryptography and Security (cs.CR); Computers and Society (cs.CY)

PrivacyScore ist ein \"offentliches Web-Portal, mit dem automatisiert \"uberpr\"uft werden kann, ob Webseiten g\"angige Mechanismen zum Schutz von Sicherheit und Privatheit korrekt implementieren. Im Gegensatz zu existierenden Diensten erm\"oglicht PrivacyScore, mehrere Webseiten in Benchmarks miteinander zu vergleichen, die Ergebnisse differenziert und im Zeitverlauf zu analysieren sowie nutzerdefinierte Kriterien f\"ur die Auswertung zu definieren. PrivacyScore verbessert dadurch nicht nur die Transparenz f\"ur Endanwender, sondern erleichtert auch die Arbeit der Datenschutz-Aufsichtsbeh\"orden. In diesem Beitrag stellen wir das Konzept des Dienstes vor und wir er\"ortern, unter welchen Umst\"anden das automatische Scannen und \"offentliche "Anprangern" von Schw\"achen aus rechtlicher Sicht zul\"assig ist.
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This German article describes the technical and legal considerations surrounding PrivacyScore, a public web portal that allows automatic scans of websites for privacy and security problems. For an English article discussing the same system in more technical detail, but lacking the legal interpretation, see arXiv:1705.05139.

Replacements for Fri, 26 May 17

[3]  arXiv:1608.07187 (replaced) [pdf, other]
Title: Semantics derived automatically from language corpora contain human-like biases
Comments: 14 pages, 3 figures
Subjects: Artificial Intelligence (cs.AI); Computation and Language (cs.CL); Computers and Society (cs.CY); Learning (cs.LG)
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