Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda

Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt · Digital Age Research Center (D!ARC)

Cultural Anthropologist

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Additional affiliations
February 2013 - present
GESIS - Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences
Position
  • Empirical Secure Software Engineering - ESSE
Description
  • A cooperation project with Andreas Poller from Fraunhofer SIT in Darmstadt - see https://esse.sit.fraunhofer.de/
January 2008 - present
Lancaster University

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With increasing digitalization, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming ubiquitous. AI-based systems to identify, optimize, automate, and scale solutions to complex economic and societal problems are being proposed and implemented. This has motivated regulation efforts, including the Proposal of an EU AI Act. This interdisciplinary position paper...
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Dies ist eine Rezension über das Buch "Book of Anonymity“ herausgegeben vom Anon Collective, erschienen bei punctum books, 2021, 484 Seiten, ISBN: 9781953035301.
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This paper offers insights into social media researchers’ everyday practices in dealing with constraints and challenges in the areas of data access, in terms of data collection and sharing, and data publication. We believe that such insights need to be taken into account when discussing methodology and epistemology of social media data to ensure th...
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This perspective article suggests considering the everyday research data management work required to accomplish social media research along different phases in a data lifecycle to inform the ongoing discussion of social media research data’s quality and validity. Our perspective is informed by practical experience of archiving social media data, by...
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Dieser Artikel erzählt die Entstehungs- und Entwicklungsgeschichte des 2000 gegründeten Open Access-Journals aus Sicht von vier Herausgeber:innen, die die Arbeit und den Inhalt der Zeitschrift mitgeprägt haben. Dieser Artikel ist zuerst in dem Sammelband „Widerständigkeiten des Alltags“ (Hamm, Holfelder, Ritter, Schwell & Sutter, 2019) aus Anlass d...
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The ubiquity of digital devices and the increasing intensity of users’ interactions with them create vast amounts of digital trace data. Companies use these data to optimize their services or products, but these data are also of interest to researchers studying human behavior. As most of these data are owned by private companies and their collectio...
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In our work we study practical approaches to internet research ethics with a logitudinal perspective. We have interviewed more than 40 social media researchers in 2013-2014 using a semi-structured qualitative interview approach. From these interviews we gained insights into the challenges of everyday research practices at the various stages of the...
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Artificial Intelligence (AI)‐based systems are widely employed nowadays to make decisions that have far‐reaching impact on individuals and society. Their decisions might affect everyone, everywhere, and anytime, entailing concerns about potential human rights issues. Therefore, it is necessary to move beyond traditional AI algorithms optimized for...
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AI-based systems are widely employed nowadays to make decisions that have far-reaching impacts on individuals and society. Their decisions might affect everyone, everywhere and anytime, entailing concerns about potential human rights issues. Therefore, it is necessary to move beyond traditional AI algorithms optimized for predictive performance and...
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About ten years ago, we were still able to justify the reservations of sociology with regard to digitisation as a healthy caution against the hype of the ‘virtual world’ and ‘cyberspace’; today, the situation looks different: beyond the usual rhetoric of media revolutions, new forms of practice, organisation and order have emerged around digital te...
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In diesem Beitrag werden auf Basis der Betrachtung der Potentiale und Probleme bei der Verwendung von Social-Media-Daten in der Forschung Überlegungen zur Bedeutung datenökonomischer Dynamiken und Strukturen im akademischen Bereich angestellt. Die Schwierigkeiten beim Zugang und Teilen der Daten werden ebenso betrachtet wie die Rolle von Plattformb...
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As continual scandals around internet data collection, manipulation and dissemination (the Snowden disclosures, the Facebook emotion contagion research and more recently, the Cambridge Analytica revelations) have made resoundingly apparent, activity online – because it is online – can be mapped, managed and manipulated. How well everyday users unde...
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Researchers studying the web find themselves immersed in a domain where information flows freely but is also potentially bound by contextual norms and expectations, where platforms may oscillate between open and closed information flows, and where data may be user-generated, filtered, algorithmically-processed, or proprietary. When using the intern...
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Sharing social media research datasets allows for reproducibility and peer-review, but it is very often difficult or even impossible to achieve due to legal restrictions and can also be ethically questionable. What is more, research data repositories and other research infrastructure and research support institutions are only starting to target soc...
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The panel continues the discussion of ethics within web science from previous years. Beyond fundamental notions such as privacy and intellectual property new challenges arise continuously for researchers as new technologies, platforms, contingencies and people become involved in building the web. Examples for ethical challenges include crowdsourcin...
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Organizational factors influence the success of security initiatives in software development. Security audits and developer training can motivate development teams to adopt security practices, but their interplay with organizational structures and routines remains unclear. We studied how security consultancy affected organizational routines in a so...
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More and more researchers want to share research data collected from social media to allow for reproducibility and comparability of results. With this paper we want to encourage them to pursue this aim -- despite initial obstacles that they may face. Sharing can occur in various, more or less formal ways. We provide background information that allo...
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Software development is often accompanied by security audits such as penetration tests, usually performed on behalf of the software vendor. In penetration tests security experts identify entry points for attacks in a software product. Many development teams undergo such audits for the first time if their product is attacked or faces new security co...
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There is an increasing demand for spatial data within the social sciences as such data promise to contribute to a better understanding of how the concrete living environment influences individuals attitudes and behaviors. Spatial data can complement data from surveys; however, as of yet there is no spatial data infrastructure for the social science...
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Eine Vielzahl sozialwissenschaftlicher Einrichtungen bietet Zugang zu Forschungsdaten. Die Autoren berichten aus der Praxis der Anonymisierung bei der Datenarchivierung und stellen das Konzept von Secure Access beim GESIS Datenarchiv für Sozialwissenschaften vor.
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This paper offers insights into social media researchers’ everyday practices in dealing with constraints and challenges in the areas of data access, in terms of data collection and sharing, and data publication. We believe that such insights need to be taken into account when discussing methodology and epistemology of social media data to ensure th...
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This is a technical report in German concerning privacy and data protection issues when archiving social science research data. It offers an overview of the legal situation and nine examples of individual studies or reserach designs with specific privacy issues and possible solutions.
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In this paper, we undertake a consideration of the changes that are occurring in workplaces with the rise of ubiquitous computing (ubicomp). We offer two case studies from research projects to show how contemporary societal trends —such as an increasing attention toward audit, transparency, and control over complexity—play out in concrete workplace...
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This book provides an interdisciplinary collection of views on the ethical challenges and opportunities of workplaces in the Internet of things. Current developments within Ubiquitous computing (ubicomp) systems designed for the workplace are introduced and philosophical, organizational and socio-ethical considerations of ubicomp in workplaces are...
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Risk assessment in information security traditionally analyzes threats to assets. An asset is a persistent item or property of value and has an owner. Attacks damage assets; security controls prevent attacks to preserve their value. Expected attack loss is calculated from the value of the attacked assets. This common analytic approach works satisfy...
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This paper presents first results from a series of qualitative interviews with social media researchers concerning their methods, objectives and challenges in dealing with social media data for their research. Twenty face-to-face, semi-structured interviews were conducted with researchers who have a social science background and work in different d...
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This paper relates experiences and insights gained when conducting an ethnographic field study for design intervention within an interdisciplinary, computer science-led research and development project aiming to develop the internet of things. I show some of the aspects of combining ethnography and design and explain ideas for achieving collaborati...
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Due to the increase in social media communication in the context of elections, researchers have been able to collect and analyze data from social media platforms in a meaningful way. Our research focuses on social media communication related to the 2013 election of the German parliament [Bundestagswahl 2013]. We constructed several social media dat...
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With advances in the development of intelligent environments (IEs) social scientists and ethicists have begun to gauge the social impact of the diverse emerging technology assemblages and to work with developers and stakeholders in order to improve design and deployment of such technologies. Research conducted to better understand specific socio-te...
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Farmville is one of the most popular games on Facebook and its success has moved ’social casual gaming’ into the focus of interest. The various attempts within the literature to explain Farmville's success mainly focus on the three aspects of sociality, play experience and casual gaming. The following contribution summarizes and critically discusse...
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Current expectations are that the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies (e.g. radio frequency identification devices (RFID) in supply chains) will improve accountability in organisations. However, it remains unclear if, why and when such expectations will actually be met. This is because new technologies not only address, but also produce ne...
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Ubiquitous computing is a new kind of computing where devices enhance everyday artefacts and open up previously inaccessible situations for data capture. ‘Technology paternalism’ has been suggested by Spiekermann and Pallas (Poiesis & Praxis: Int J Technol Assess Ethics Sci 4(1):6–18, 2006) as a concept to gauge the social and ethical impact of the...
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Ubiquitous computing technologies as constituents of intelligent environments open up previously inaccessible situations for data capture and therefore are becoming a major focus of corporate and financial interests. This paper is about the specific setting of UK road maintenance and construction as an application domain. Drawing on examples from q...
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Industrial health and safety is an important yet largely unexplored application area of ubiquitous computing. In this paper we investigate the relationship between technology and organization in the context of a concrete industrial health and safety system. The system is designed to reduce the number of incidents of "vibration white finger" (VWF) a...

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NoBIAS is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) starting on 1 January 2020. NoBIAS will develop novel methods for AI-based decision making without bias by taking into account ethical and legal considerations in the design of technical solutions. The core objectives of NoBIAS are to understand legal, social and technical challenges of bias in AI-decision making, to counter them by developing fairness-aware algorithms, to automatically explain AI results, and to document the overall process for data provenance and transparency. For more details, see: https://nobias-project.eu/