What Congress Should Ask About Deep Fakes

Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will convene an open hearing on “ the national security challenges of artificial intelligence (AI), manipulated media, and ‘deepfake’ technology.” Specifically, the Committee is looking at  “democratic governance, with individuals and voters no longer able to trust their own eyes or ears when assessing the authenticity of […]

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Protego Weekly Update: June 12th, 2019

It’s the middle of June, and while not quite summer, Congressional hearings are beginning to heat up. Be it hearings on antitrust or deepfakes, Russia’s data sharing, and facial recognition advances, there is a lot to cover in this week’s Protego Press Roundup. Russia and Tech Data: Russia continues to flex its power over foreign […]

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Protego Weekly Update: June 6th, 2019

In this week’s Protego weekly update, we focus on new pressures building for governmental intervention to address tech companies. It appears that the U.S. Government may be moving toward intervention to address tech companies and, in particular, the antitrust concerns that today’s behemoths raise.  Regulators have begun dividing their focus among the companies, with the […]

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Protego Press Round Up: May 21, 2019

It’s the last week before Memorial Day, and while Game of Thrones fans are digesting the series finale, the tech policy world continues forward.  Be it energy espionage, regulation of facial recognition, Huawei, disinformation and bias, catch up on all the latest news in this week’s Protego Press Round Up. In Case You Missed It: […]

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Protego Press Round Up: May 14, 2019

As we quickly approach the middle of May, we see some recurring themes emerging in the tech policy world: Facebook, Huawei, a push for an Office of Technology Assessment and emerging surveillance technology, all in this week’s Protego Press Round Up. In Case You Missed It: In “Should We Tax Big Tech Companies To Pay […]

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Protego Press Round Up: May 8, 2019

May kicked off late last week, and there was lots of excitement over the weekend between the controversial finish at the Kentucky Derby and the celebrations of Cinco De Mayo.  Tech policy also stayed excited, with lots of news about Facebook, Hauwei, Russia’s new internet and the brokering of consumer data, all in this week’s […]

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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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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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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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