Sizing Up Facebook’s New Disclosures About the Christchurch Shooting

This post is published in collaboration with Just Security. On Wednesday, Facebook released new information about how the video of the recent terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, circulated online. A Facebook blog post says: “The video was viewed fewer than 200 times during the live broadcast. No users reported the video during the live broadcast. Including the views […]

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Facebook’s New Groove: Did Anything Really Change?

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg announced “A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking”.  “I understand that many people don’t think Facebook can or would even want to build this kind of privacy-focused platform,” he writes, “because frankly we don’t currently have a strong reputation for building privacy protective services.”  The reactions to his post were mixed, with some […]

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Protego Weekly Roundup – March 12, 2019

Sunday marked the beginning of Daylight Savings Time, sparking the bi-annual debate around if this change in time is still needed.  The technology policy world is used to constant change, and this past week was no exception. Be it discussions around antitrust impacting technology, privacy laws and taxes, anti-vaccination media and net neutrality, lots of […]

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It’s Time to Hack Cybersecurity Law

Inadequate security of computers, networks, systems, and data can devastate the economy, upend the lives of individuals, weaken national security, and even undercut the foundations of our democratic system.  The United States continues to face persistent threats to public and private infrastructure from increasingly sophisticated and determined adversaries, making it more urgent than ever to […]

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Protego Weekly Roundup – March 5, 2019

It’s the first week of March, and though the weather may not be showing it, the changing of the seasons is starting to happen.  What is staying consistent is the ongoing march of technology. Be it articles on Protego about Section 230 of the CDA and the impact of the IRA on minority citizens, predicting […]

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Why Congress Must Protect Black And Latino Americans From Russian Operatives’ Social Media Experiment In 2020

This piece was originally published on Blavity. It’s a common sentiment among communities of color that U.S. lawmakers don’t always have their unique obstacles and systematic roadblocks top of mind. For this reason, many of these citizens have decided to disengage from the democratic process, in turn compounding the effects of ongoing disenfranchisement. As public servants, we […]

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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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