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Mozilla’s Future Wake in Fast Company

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jan. 14, 2022

Law enforcement relies on AI systems that purport to predict crime — but have proven to be biased against Black Americans. Two artist-technologists supported by an award from Mozilla have turned the “predictive policing” model on its head when with “Future Wake,” an interactive website that uses AI trained on real law enforcement data to predict police killings. PKPR secured coverage for the project in Fast Company, ZDNet, Surface, and an op-ed by its creators for It’s Nice That.

Permalink | Posted on Jan 14, 2022 at 9:18 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Mozilla YouTube Investigation in NBC, Marketplace, Politico

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 23, 2021

YouTube’s controversial algorithm is recommending videos considered disturbing and hateful by users and which often violate the platform’s very own content policies, according to a crowdsourced investigation released today by Mozilla. The study also found that people in non-English speaking countries are far more likely to encounter videos they considered disturbing.

Coverage of the study included NBC News, NPR’s Marketplace, Politico, Business Insider, Techcrunch, The Verge, Mashable, Adweek, and Fortune.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 23, 2021 at 8:50 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Mozilla on NPR’s Morning Edition

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Dec. 02, 2019

Ashley Boyd, Mozilla’s Vice President of Advocacy, appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition this morning to discuss this year’s Privacy Not Include holiday shopping guide with host Scott Simon. Listen here.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 02, 2019 at 12:10 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Mozilla in USA Today, CNN, Business Insider

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Nov. 29, 2019

To help consumers choose gifts that protect the privacy of their friends and family, Mozilla today unveiled its *Privacy Not Included report at a press event in New York City. The report identifies the smart devices and toys that are secure and trustworthy — as well as those that may be spying on your friends and your family.

Coverage included CNN, USA Today, Business Insider, Wired, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, The Next Web, CNET, BoingBoing, and Tom’s Guide.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 29, 2019 at 10:17 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Mozilla’s MozFest Tackles Political Disinformation

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Nov. 04, 2019

In an age of deepfakes and disinformation, more than 2,500 activists, policymakers, and technologists gathered in London last week at Mozilla’s MozFest to work on creating a better, healthier, and more humane internet.

PKPR secured an appearance on CNN for Mozilla Fellow Camille François to discuss how she is using machine learning and data analysis to detect foreign interference in the 2020 U.S. election. Other coverage highlights included Quartz (”Did YouTube’s Algorithm Help China’s Anti-Hong Kong Propaganda Go Viral?”), PCMag (”Does YouTube’s Algorithm Lead to Radicalization”), and TechRadar (”Can Facebook ever be kept safe without hurting staff?”).

Permalink | Posted on Nov 04, 2019 at 10:07 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

This Mozilla-Funded Film Watches You

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Sep. 26, 2019

Over a year after the approval of a U.S. patent, Snapchat users still don’t know if the app is using facial emotion recognition technology to detect and profit off of their moods. To put pressure on Snapchat, Mozilla premiered “Stealing Ur Feelings,” a short documentary that uses the same technology to analyze viewers’ emotions as they watch it. Check out some of the coverage in Adweek, Engadget, and The Inquirer.

Permalink | Posted on Sep 26, 2019 at 11:05 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Mozilla Gets Creative to Highlight AI’s Impact

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jun. 18, 2019

To raise awareness about the unintended consequences of artificial intelligence, Mozilla has funded a series of films, games, and art projects that will be launching over the next few months.

PKPR has secured coverage for the initial projects including:

- A simulation that reveals the hidden biases in dating apps (Wired - This Dating App Exposes the Monstrous Bias of Algorithms; Mashable - “A dating app for literal monsters exposes the bias in our swipes”)

- A whimsical tool that puts a spotlight on automated censorship (The Verge - “Designers built an AI penis detector to protest Google’s prudish doodles”)

- A film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival exposing the dangers of facial recognition software (Engadget - “An AR film explores the worst tech companies could do with your face”).

Stay tuned for the worldwide launch of the film, Stealing Ur Feelings, online later this summer.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 18, 2019 at 8:06 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Mozilla unveils 2019 Internet Health Report on CBS

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Apr. 24, 2019

To launch Mozilla’s 2019 Internet Health Report, PKPR booked an interview for Mozilla Executive Director Mark Surman on CBS News this morning.

This year’s Report cited growing efforts to protect digital privacy, build more responsible artificial intelligence, and rein in the power of big tech companies as the most positive developments for the internet, while pervasive AI bias, biometrics abuse, and government censorship are named the most worrisome trends. Check out the Report here.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 24, 2019 at 6:48 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Mozilla on NPR’s Weekend Edition

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Dec. 01, 2018

Mozilla’s Ashley Boyd appeared on NPR’s Weekend Edition this morning to discuss Mozilla’s *Privacy Not Included shopping guide.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 01, 2018 at 5:42 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Mozilla press launch event for privacy study

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Nov. 14, 2018

PKPR organized a press event launch today in New York City for Mozilla’s *Privacy Not Included, a research report and shopping guide identifying which connected products are secure and trustworthy — and which aren’t. The goal: help consumers shop for gifts based on not just price and performance but also on how well they protect the privacy and security of their friends and family.

Launch day coverage included CBS News, Wired, Dow Jones MarketWatch, The Verge, Business Insider, Quartz, Gizmodo, Mashable, Techcrunch, Popular Mechanics, The Next Web, CNET, BoingBoing, Engadget, and Cheddar

Permalink | Posted on Nov 14, 2018 at 7:28 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Mozilla chats with The Guardian

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Nov. 12, 2018

At MozFest in London, The Guardian spoke with former Mozilla fellow Hang Do Thi Duc and Iranian internet researcher Mahsa Alimardani about what they think should be done to rebuild trust in the internet. Listen to their thoughts on The Guardian’s Chips with Everything Podcast here.

Permalink | Posted on Nov 12, 2018 at 2:05 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Mozilla unveils 2018 Internet Health Report

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Apr. 11, 2018

On the same day that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified in Congress, Mozilla launched its 2018 Internet Health Report. The report puts a spotlight on three major issues impacting the health of the internet: the growing power of big tech companies like Facebook and Google; the broken online advertising economy and its role in propagating fake news; and the challenge of ensuring the securing of the estimated 30 billion connected devices coming online by 2020.

PKPR secured extensive coverage for the launch of the report including interviews for Mozilla’s Mark Surman on NPR’s Marketplace, The World, and CBC’s Spark, as well as in-depth coverage in Wired, Fast Company, Ars Technica, PCMag, Geek, San Jose Mercury News, VentureBeat, ExtremeTech, Salon, Entrepreneur, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Cheddar, Axios, Mediapost, The Next Web, and ZDNet.

Permalink | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 10:16 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Mozilla in Fast Company, TechCrunch

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Mar. 08, 2018

Mozilla and the National Science Foundation are awarding $2 million in funding for projects that will help get people online after disasters or that connect isolated rural, Tribal, and urban communities that lack reliable Internet access in the first place. Coverage ranged from a fantastic Fast Company profile of a Detroit project that is bringing broadband to low-income neighborhoods to TechCrunch to StateScoop.

Permalink | Posted on Mar 08, 2018 at 7:58 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Mozilla reveals gifts that snoop

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Dec. 22, 2017


Connected devices and toys like the Amazon Echo and Hello Barbie are on track to be this season’s hottest gifts. But how can shoppers make sure they’re buying gadgets that aren’t going to spy on their kids or get their friends hacked?

Building on its mission to help consumers protect their privacy and security, Mozilla released Privacy Not Included*, a first of its kind buyer’s guide that makes the privacy and security features of Internet-connected products as clear as their price. Check out coverage in CBS News, Slate, CSO, CNET, ABC News - San Francisco, and Albuquerque Journal.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 22, 2017 at 11:33 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Mozilla on Slate’s If Then Podcast

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Dec. 20, 2017

Mozilla Foundation’s Executive Director Mark Surman appeared on this week’s episode of Slate’s If Then podcast to how Mozilla is working to build a healthier Internet by engaging consumers in issues like Net Neutrality and encouraging manufacturers to build privacy features into connected devices.

Permalink | Posted on Dec 20, 2017 at 9:14 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Mozilla on BBC Marketplace Morning Report

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Oct. 30, 2017

Mozilla Foundation executive director Mark Surman appeared on BBC Marketplace Morning Report, which airs on public radio stations throughout the U.S., to discuss the state of Internet health and what Mozilla is doing to fight fake news, online harassment, privacy breaches, and more.

Permalink | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Mozilla leads Day of Action for Net Neutrality

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 12, 2017

For today Internet Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality, Mozilla tapped into the oddly addictive Slow TV phenomenon with an epic, 9-hour video spoof. The offbeat but surprisingly effective video features 9 hours of real-time footage of ordinary things like chickens grazing and clouds rolling as a narrator reads a soothing and seemingly endless selection of the more than 40,000 messages that Mozilla has collected in opposition to the FCC’s efforts to gut net neutrality protections.

PKPR secured coverage in Vice (“This Video Features 9 Hours of Pro-Net Neutrality Comments Read in a Soothing Voice”), The Verge, CNET, International Business Times, and Inverse.


Permalink | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 11:59 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Mozilla leads fight to save net neutrality

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May. 25, 2017

Mozilla has been leading the fight against FCC’s vote to repeal the net neutrality protections enacted in 2015. During the week of the FCC’s vote, PKPR secured interviews with Mozilla executive director Mark Surman and Director of Advocacy Ashley Boyd and coverage of Mozilla’s efforts in outlets including Vice News, AP, International Business Times, San Jose Mercury News, Cheddar, Deadline, and Law 360.

Permalink | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 11:03 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

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