Weapons of Mass Consumerism: Why China Wants Your Personal Information

by Joshua Geltzer and Bryan Jones On November 30, 2018, Marriott International acknowledged that “an unauthorized party had copied and encrypted information” belonging to hundreds of millions of unique guests.  What looked like a now all-too-typical hacking incident took an even more disturbing turn when, just two weeks later, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed […]

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Protego Daily Update: 12/17/18

Here are the five stories we are following today: Dan Blumenthal writes about why the free world should be worried about the creation of a police state under the technology umbrella of Huawei. What should we think about Chinese intellectual property theft?  Claude Barfield writes about the intersection of the US  trade and security policy […]

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Protego Daily Update: 12/14/18

Here are the five stories we are following today: What are the ethical concerns around the creation of Artificial Intelligence-driven characters in gaming, popular entertainment? Whether they are bots, digital assistants, or avatars, it’s time to start the discussion. A week after MSFT called for the international regulation of facial recognition software, Google Cloud  announced it won’t sell […]

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Protego Daily Update: 12/13/18

Here are the five stories we are following today: Are tech companies at risk for additional regulation?  The Washington Post reports that President Trump and House Democrats have been signaling support for antitrust action on tech companies. The ACLU is raising concerns about Amazon’s recent patent, pairing facial recognition with Ring, the doorbell company.  Jacob Snow […]

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Protego Daily Update: 12/12/18

Here are the five stories we are following today: Joi Ito writes about how it’s time to rethink who should own and control our data in What the California Wildfires Can Teach Us About Data Sharing  Representative Robin Kelly, D-Ill., will be introducing The Internet of Things Federal Cybersecurity Improvement Act next week, setting a bar […]

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Protego Daily Update: 12/11/18

Here are the five stories we are following today: The New York Times has a published an expose into the use of location data by mobile apps: Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret Leaders of more than 120 U.S. tech companies are speaking out against what they see […]

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Protego Daily Update: 12/7/18

Here are the five stories we are following today: Microsoft publicly urged governments around the globe to enact regulation of facial recognition, would require independent assessment of accuracy and bias, and would prohibit ongoing surveillance without a court order.  Should the U.S. work with allies to call out and sanction Chinese hackers, similar to U.S.-led […]

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Protego Daily Update: 12/6/18

Here are the five stories we are following today: NY Times reporters  Cade Metz and Raymond Zhong write today about China’s advances in quantum computing and cryptography. Justin Sherman and Robert Morgus from New America Cybersecurity dive into the surveillance tech authoritarians are using, and the global impact that follows. Where do the US and EU really sit in wage-controlled […]

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