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Lauren Kirchner

Lauren Kirchner is a senior reporting fellow at ProPublica.
Digital Government

New York City moves to create accountability for algorithms

The New York City Council passed the country’s first bill to address algorithmic discrimination in city government.

Digital Government

Federal judge unseals New York crime lab's software for analyzing DNA evidence

The ruling comes amid increased complaints by scientists and lawyers that flaws in the now-discontinued software program may have sent innocent people to prison.

Digital Government

Where traditional DNA testing fails, algorithms take over

Powerful software is solving more crimes and raising new questions about due process.