Facebook’s Moment for Thought Leadership on Internet Regulation Has Passed

It’s no surprise that Mark Zuckerberg has called for “updating the rules for the Internet” – he signaled as much last April in his testimony before the U.S. Senate, inclining his head towards the yoke of regulation.  But things have changed significantly since then and Zuckerberg has missed his moment to lead on the design […]

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Protego Press Round Up: April 23, 2019

While the political world is enthralled with the release of the Mueller report late last week, several important tech policy items may have been overlooked.  Be it privacy laws, social media’s issues, cyberwar and cyber threats, lots of news this past week, captured in this installment of the Protego Press Roundup. In Case You Missed […]

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The Future of Data Privacy?

The following article is written by Sarah Hunt and Dr. Veronika Velch. In Canada, parties used door-to-door canvassers to collect sensitive personal data without the knowledge or consent of the people whose data was collected. Three major political parties were recording “information uploaded by door-to-door canvassers detailing religious objects in voters’ homes and their perceived […]

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Protego Press Round Up: April 16, 2019

Monday, April 15th, marked tax day in the United States.  While citizens were busy completing their filings (and don’t expect it to be any cheaper/easier anytime soon), the tech policy world continues to move forward.  Be it Twitter’s struggle with newsworthy posts that violate its terms of service, FCC’s plans for 5G, hackers manipulating Tesla’s, […]

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Twitter’s Revised World Leader Policy is Still Sanctioned Bullying

Twitter is exploring ways to add a disclaimer or other context around Tweets from world leaders that break their terms of service but the company has chosen to leave up because of their supposed newsworthiness. Twitter’s head of legal, policy, and trust and safety, Vijaya Gadde explained: “One of the things we’re working really closely on with […]

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Protego Press Round Up: April 9, 2019

As we enter into the second week of April, things continue to warm up, almost as much as the conversations around regulation of tech companies around the world.  Be it UK’s new internet regulations, reversing pot convictions, election interference or white nationalism’s spread on social media, we cover it all in this week’s Protego Press […]

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Protego Press Round Up: April 2, 2019

As we enter into the first week of April, it’s hard to believe that the first quarter of 2019 is already over.  And, with it, we enter another busy week in the world of tech policy. Be it government employees using WhatsApp, Zuckerberg’s plan to regulate the internet, Huawei fighting back,  big tech, white supremacy […]

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The Accountability Hole in Public Records

This piece was originally published on E Pluribus Unum. In 2019, journalists, politicians and pundits shouldn’t be asking whether White House officials should using WhatsApp. If a given encrypted or ephemeral app does not have archiving built in, public servants should not use it for public business, much less in the White House. This is straightforward: WhatsApp, […]

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Protego Press Round Up: March 26, 2019

Last week we marked the beginning of Spring with the Vernal Equinox, and saw plenty of excitement in the political sphere with the completion of the much awaited Mueller report being delivered to Attorney General Barr.   And, as always, there is plenty of movement in the tech policy world as well, be it fines levied […]

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