The Right Questions: How Can We Assess Competition Concerns in Proposed Tech Mergers?

Every year, the United States government blocks about 40 proposed mergers due to competition concerns. The government does so after conducting a many-months investigation of the proposed deal, including reviewing hundreds of thousands of pages of internal company documents, interviewing key executives throughout the affected industry, and analyzing data about prices and competition. When that […]

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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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Kids Are The Bottom Line

The 1834 Chimney Sweep Act pulled children out of chimneys and put them in school. The 2005 Gambling Act made it illegal to invite or encourage a child to gamble, or even enter a casino or bookmaker.  The 2015 Smoke-free (Private Vehicles) Regulations prevented smoking in a car with a child passenger. In each case […]

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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 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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