Dov Greenbaum

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Online Sharing

A hidden bill may strike a blow to our favorite Covid-19 pastime — online sharing

25.12.20|Dov Greenbaum
The role of private parties in enforcing copyrights and limiting speech through technical mechanisms is a center point of the new draft copyright proposal, reflecting the aforementioned copyright report and hearings, from earlier this week.
A team brainstorming how to call their industry

Is it time to finally kill tech?

18.12.20|Dov Greenbaum
Our modern world has become so inundated with hyphenated techs that the term has become cliched, essentially meaningless
Hannukah חנוכה

It’s time for the university system to embrace the spirit of Hanukkah

11.12.20|Dov Greenbaum
Postgraduate education, like Hanukkah, might be a great opportunity for proof of concept in applying a truly personalized experience
אילוסטרציה בן אדם מגלה חיים בכוכב מאדים

Morality on Mars: What’s to stop future spacefarers from ruining other planets?

04.12.20|Dov Greenbaum
It is unclear how an Earth-bound society could enforce proper stewardship of the Martian ecosystem
השחקנית אמה קורין בתור הנסיכה דיאנה בסדרה הכתר

Do showrunners have an obligation to historic accuracy?

28.11.20|Dov Greenbaum
Popular culture is shaping people's perception of the real world, but Hollywood often plays fast and loose when combining fact and fiction
חברת תרופות מודרנה חיסון קורונה מבוסטון מסוצ'סטס

40 years on, we can thank the Bayh Dole Act for enabling Covid-19 vaccines

20.11.20|Dov Greenbaum
The law effectively allows universities, small business, and non-profits to claim the ownership of patented inventions developed with US Federal research dollars
הייפרלופ רכבת ואקום תחבורה

Hyperloop is not only radical in its technology, but also in its intellectual property strategy

13.11.20|Dov Greenbaum
Ultimately, the goal is to merge the hyperloop system with an autonomous uber system, seamlessly connecting a human-free transportation system
תחנת החלל הבינלאומית נאס"א סרט בחלל

20 years on, the ISS remains a shining beacon of human unity

06.11.20|Dov Greenbaum
On a week like this, it’s better to look to the skies for inspiration than to dwell on our earthly divides
דונלד טראמפ קורונה מסכה אוקטובר 2020

Science naturally evolves, Covid-19 threatens to politicize that

30.10.20|Dov Greenbaum
While politicians are used to being hated, the real victim of recent times is probably science
ג'ק דורסי מייסד מנכ"ל טוויטר דצמבר 2018

Was Twitter’s censorship of the Hunter Biden exposé the last nail in Section 230’s coffin?

23.10.20|Dov Greenbaum
Regardless of who wins the next elections, we will likely eventually see some changes to this section
ירח מלא

Artemis Accords leave big questions on space mining largely up in the air

16.10.20|Dov Greenbaum
Deep down at the end of the document, the parties agree that mining of celestial bodies is legal under international law
מימין ג'ניפר דאודנה ו עמנואל שרפנטייה זוכות פרס נובל כימיה 2020

Nobel Prize for CRISPR inventors re-sparks the debate on science’s ethical boundaries

09.10.20|Dov Greenbaum
The purported facility of the DNA-editing process raises numerous questions and concerns over the control and regulation of the technology
בית כנסת ברחובות עם מחיצות בידוד

Yom Kippur marks the Jewish holiday of free speech

27.09.20|Dov Greenbaum
As legislators in the U.S. aim to withdraw protections from social media platforms, the Jewish Day of Atonement offers a chance to reflect on how to restrain offensive speech, through regulations that ultimately promote free speech
שנה טובה ראש השנה תפוח ודבש

The algorithm behind the Jewish High Holidays is more transparent than Israel’s Covid-19 fighting tech

18.09.20|Dov Greenbaum
While the heavenly judgment in Jewish faith can be appealed through charity, prayer, and repentance, the process of appealing an order to go into quarantine from Israel’s Shin Bet is far less friendly
חקר DNA מעבדה

It’s all fun and games until someone unleashes a pandemic

07.08.20|Dov Greenbaum
Earlier this week, a fringe group of self-styled “citizen scientists” announced an experimental do-it-yourself vaccine for Covid-19. The vaccine was tested on the group members themselves, raising serious ethical, professional, and scientific concerns regarding DIY science

Without room for greys, the global infodemic spreads faster than Covid-19

31.07.20|Dov Greenbaum
As opposing opinions on any subject, including the pandemic, are pitted against each other in a zero-sum death match, can the common citizenry correctly distinguish between true and unverified health-related information?
מוסף שבועי 8 .8.19 סרטים לגובה

From Seinfeld to Black Mirror: film and TV serve as valuable academic teaching materials

24.07.20|Dov Greenbaum
As reality turns closer to dystopia and fiction grows ever more real, the use of copyrighted creative works for teaching various fields grows. With the now less-than-temporary shift towards distance learning outside the classroom, new legal implications arise
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Hey Siri, I’m feeling down: could smart speakers serve as on-campus mental health counselors?

17.07.20|Dov Greenbaum
As student depression and anxiety reach an all-time high, colleges and universities are looking for new ways to help students cope and some are turning to technology, raising serious legal, ethical, and social concerns
זיהוי פנים ריגול מעקב פרטיות

Unmasking the potential and risks of facial recognition technologies

06.07.20|Dov Greenbaum
While FRT is ostensibly as useful a tool in combating crime as facial masks are in stopping the spread of Covid-19, its inherent ethical issues and quickly changing science could muddy the waters for its future uses
קורונה שוק מחנה יהודה ירושלים

Contact tracing apps' first task is winning the public's trust

26.06.20|Dov Greenbaum
As even seemingly benign user data can prove extremely compromising, for governments to effectively use apps to halt the spread of Covid-19, they must first prove their commitment to privacy and data security