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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Protego Daily Update 11/29/2018

Cranfield University’s high tech toilet Here are the stories we are following today: Silicon Valley- the cradle of American Innovation- has seen median wages fall by 14% over the last 20 years, according to a report titled Still Walking the Lifelong Tight Rope: Technology, Insecurity and The Future of Work, by researchers at the University of California, […]

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Protego Daily Update 11/28/2018

Tim Wu, author of The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age Here are the five stories we are following today: A Facebook executive was grilled yesterday by nine parliaments- hosted by UK MPs in London- representing 400 million people around the world. This was on top of a very bad week for the […]

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Protego Daily Update 11/27/2018

Credit @donie Here are the stories we are following today: A Facebook representative is representing the company in a hearing in front of lawmakers from nine Parliaments around the world representing some 400 million people. Mark Zuckerberg failed to answer the invitation, and an empty seat was left for him. The questions this morning have […]

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Protego Daily Update 11/26/2018

Here are the top stories we’re following today: The genie is out of the bottle. Chinese scientists are apparently creating CRISPR babies. MIT Technology Review reports that “a team at the Southern University of Science and Technology, in Shenzhen, has been recruiting couples in an effort to create the first gene-edited babies. They planned to […]

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Protego Daily Update 11/21/18

Here are stories we’re following today: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat for an interview with CNN in the wake of a damning New York Times report on his company’s handling of Russian election interference in 2016 and a range of other scandals since. Zuckerberg dismissed questions about his leadership, said he would remain as chairman […]

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