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 Weekly Roundup- February 27th

Here are the stories we’re following at Protego this week: Take a look into the abyss of Facebook content moderation. For The Verge, Casey Newton delivers 7,000 words on the lives of poorly paid contract workers who spend their days policing questionable content on the world’s largest social media platform. Employees struggle with the trauma of encountering […]

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OpenAI Experiment A Wake-Up Call for Policymakers: Cost of Producing Disinformation Set to Plummet As AI Improves

Regulating content is hard- instead start with privacy and data protections OpenAI, a nonprofit research organization initially backed by wealthy Silicon Valley individuals such as Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Reid Hoffman, and Peter Thiel as well as companies such as Microsoft and Amazon, seeks to advance artificial intelligence with the goal of ensuring humanity develops […]

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Can American Political Candidates Help Stop the Flood of Disinformation with a Pledge?

In the absence of better laws or solutions from tech platforms, it may be worth a try U.S. intelligence officials are already issuing warnings about foreign interference in American democracy ahead of what promises to be a bruising 2020 election cycle. Delivering a threat assessment to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Director of National Intelligence Dan […]

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Stay Speculative: Designing Our Future

The future feels uncertain, now more than ever. As a species we face looming and unprecedented challenges and a growing awareness of — and fascination with — our shrinking proximity to existential risk. At the individual level, we are living through an  ‘accelerando’ of technological innovation, a ‘cambrian explosion’ of new tools, ideas, capabilities and […]

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Protego Weekly Roundup – January 15, 2019

Welcome to the 2nd week of January. While the government remains shutdown, there are still several key themes we’re following this week at Protego: Location data and privacy. A number of headlines in the past week point to a growing disagreement about the handling of location data between industry, consumers and lawmakers. Under pressure, AT&T […]

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Protego Daily Update 12/3/2018

Here are the five stories we are following today: This week the heads of companies such as heads of Microsoft, Google, Qualcomm, Oracle will meet at the White House. The panel, to be Thursday, will discuss “bold, transformational ideas” that “can help ensure U.S. leadership in industries of the future,” according to the White House. Microsoft has […]

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