Michael Zimmer

Michael Zimmer, PhD, is a privacy and internet ethics scholar, most notable for his work in online privacy, the ethical & values dimensions of internet technologies, libraries & privacy, and internet research ethics.

Zimmer is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Director of the Center for Information Policy Research.

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Wired editorial: OkCupid Study Reveals the Perils of Big-Data Science

“For those concerned about privacy, research ethics, and the growing practice of publicly releasing large data sets, this logic of “but the data is already public” is an all-too-familiar refrain used to gloss over thorny ethical concerns…”

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The Zuckerberg Files is a digital archive of all public utterances of Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, spanning 2004-2014. Over 125 full-text transcripts and 60 video files are available for researchers to download, analyze, and scrutinize.

ZuckerbergFiles.org

I am extremely happy to announce the publication of “A Decade of Web 2.0: Reflections, Critical Perspectives, and Beyond”, a special issue of First Monday I co-edited with Dr. Anna L. Hoffmann.

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Information Society Series

View the latest books in the Information Society Series: An Interdisciplinary Series on Technology, Law, and Society published by MIT Press.

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