About Jake Chanenson

Jake is a computer science Ph.D. student at the University of Chicago and an AY23-24 affiliate at the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP). Broadly, Jake is interested in HCI, privacy, and tech policy. Jake’s work has been published in top venues such as ACM’s CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
Jake Chanenson, CS Ph.D. student at UChicago
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NBN Episodes hosted by Jake:

Ignacio Cofone, "The Privacy Fallacy: Harm and Power in the Information Economy" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

March 28, 2024

The Privacy Fallacy

Ignacio Cofone
Hosted by Jake Chanenson

Our privacy is besieged by tech companies. Companies can do this because our laws are built on outdated ideas that trap lawmakers, regulators, and…

Kashmir Hill, "Your Face Belongs to Us: A Secretive Startup's Quest to End Privacy as We Know It" (Random House, 2023)

September 28, 2023

Your Face Belongs to Us

Kashmir Hill
Hosted by Jake Chanenson

New York Times tech reporter Kashmir Hill was skeptical when she got a tip about a mysterious app called Clearview AI that claimed it could, with 99 p…

Ari Ezra Waldman, "Industry Unbound: The Inside Story of Privacy, Data, and Corporate Power" (Cambridge UP, 2021)

September 2, 2023

Industry Unbound

Ari Ezra Waldman
Hosted by Jake Chanenson

In Industry Unbound: The Inside Story of Privacy, Data, and Corporate Power (Cambridge UP, 2021), Ari Ezra Waldman exposes precisely how the tech ind…

Scott Skinner-Thompson, "Privacy at the Margins" (Cambridge UP, 2021)

August 16, 2023

Privacy at the Margins

Scott Skinner-Thompson
Hosted by Jake Chanenson

Limited legal protections for privacy leave minority communities vulnerable to concrete injuries and violence when their information is exposed. In P…

Chris Wiggins and Matthew L Jones, "How Data Happened: A History from the Age of Reason to the Age of Algorithms" (Norton, 2023)

August 10, 2023

How Data Happened

Chris Wiggins and Matthew L Jones
Hosted by Jake Chanenson

From facial recognition―capable of checking people into flights or identifying undocumented residents―to automated decision systems that inform who …

Cory Doctorow, "The Internet Con: How to Seize the Means of Computation" (Verso, 2023)

August 9, 2023

The Internet Con

Cory Doctorow
Hosted by Jake Chanenson

Big Tech locked us into their systems by making their platforms hard to leave by design. The impossibility of staying connected to people on their pla…

Alice E. Marwick, "The Private Is Political: Networked Privacy and Social Media" (Yale UP, 2023)

July 30, 2023

The Private Is Political

Alice E. Marwick
Hosted by Jake Chanenson

Online privacy is under constant attack by social media and big data technologies. But we cannot rely on individual actions to remedy this—it is a mat…

Ben Shneiderman, "Human-Centered AI" (Oxford UP, 2022)

April 4, 2023

Human-Centered AI

Ben Shneiderman
Hosted by Jake Chanenson

The remarkable progress in algorithms for machine and deep learning have opened the doors to new opportunities, and some dark possibilities. However, …

Elizabeth M. Renieris, "Beyond Data: Reclaiming Human Rights at the Dawn of the Metaverse" (MIT Press, 2023)

March 31, 2023

Beyond Data

Elizabeth M. Renieris
Hosted by Jake Chanenson

Why laws focused on data cannot effectively protect people—and how an approach centered on human rights offers the best hope for preserving human dign…

Woodrow Hartzog, "Privacy's Blueprint: The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies" (Harvard UP, 2018)

March 28, 2023

Privacy's Blueprint

Woodrow Hartzog
Hosted by Jake Chanenson

Every day, Internet users interact with technologies designed to undermine their privacy. Social media apps, surveillance technologies, and the Inter…

Danielle Keats Citron, "The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age" (Norton, 2022)

December 17, 2022

The Fight for Privacy

Danielle Keats Citron
Hosted by Jake Chanenson

The boundary that once protected our intimate lives from outside interests is an artefact of the 20th century. In the 21st, we have embraced a vast ar…