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By Daisy Kidd

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Tactical Tech’s Youth initiative starting 2020

In 2020, tens of thousands of high school students across the United Kingdom took to the streets to protest the use of an algorithm that predicted their end-of-school grades. The algorithm had lowered almost 40% of grades, meaning some pupils were no longer eligible for their chosen university or college. …


by Amber Macintyre

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In 2018, the Cambridge Analytica scandal brought worldwide attention to the use of voters’ personal data in political campaigns. The scandal helped spotlight the impact of digital campaigning firms, in particular in the US and the UK. Few of the headlines, however, addressed how such firms based in the US and Europe have also consulted for various political parties, using similar data-driven methods of influence, in other areas of the world including Sub-Saharan Africa. …


A look at how digital technologies designed for young people are often addictive, unhealthy or unsafe — and what we should be doing about it.

by Stephanie Hankey and Daisy Kidd

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Tactical Tech’s new youth initiative, launching mid-2020

The destruction of the natural environment has sparked anger and frustration among young people¹, who have taken to the streets to demand change, and yet threats to their digital environment are less widely discussed. Young people around the world are disillusioned that their futures are being drastically impacted by the actions and decisions of older generations, who they feel have not done enough to act responsibly and sustainably. …

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Tactical Tech

Tactical Tech is an international NGO that engages with citizens and civil-society organisations to explore and mitigate the impacts of technology on society.

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