Category "Technology"

January 2020

Building a Realtime Election Tracker for Taiwan’s 2020 Election

On January 11th, 2020, Taiwan went to the polls to elect their next President and Legislature. In Taiwan’s short history as a democracy, this election was only the 7th presidential election that Taiwan has held, conducted after months of unrest in Hong Kong and an increasing trend of populism around the world. For us at the News Lens, we formed a small team of designers, engineers, and editors to build this year’s election tracker.

April 2018

Can I Protect My Data and Track it Too?

Data, while often useful for tracking our personal goals, is often also a double edged sword when third parties use the data in ways that we cannot control. You may have nothing to hide, but that doesn’t mean that companies should be allowed to track your personal data.

July 2017

What is Digital Privacy Worth?

The foundation of modern day product development process known as design thinking starts with a question: “What is the problem that users are trying to solve, and how can my product be useful and meaningful to users in solving that particular challenge?”

March 2017

Scaling and Securing WordPress

WordPress is used by 27% of all the websites on the internet. Despite this, WordPress has some security considerations and does not scale well out of the box.

July 2016

The Promise of Education Technology

Around this time last year, I was chatting with one of my friends about the recent trend of college hackathons and he blurted, “wouldn’t it be awesome to have a hackathon at the white house?” We talked about it a bit before getting back to our homework.

July 2016

Civil Liberties, the Internet, and Computer Security

In the internet-connected world we live in, aspects of privacy, security, and governance have been abstracted into an intangible, virtually invisible dimension that is hard to understand and harder to navigate.

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