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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Facebook’s Moment for Thought Leadership on Internet Regulation Has Passed

It’s no surprise that Mark Zuckerberg has called for “updating the rules for the Internet” – he signaled as much last April in his testimony before the U.S. Senate, inclining his head towards the yoke of regulation.  But things have changed significantly since then and Zuckerberg has missed his moment to lead on the design […]

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The Accountability Hole in Public Records

This piece was originally published on E Pluribus Unum. In 2019, journalists, politicians and pundits shouldn’t be asking whether White House officials should using WhatsApp. If a given encrypted or ephemeral app does not have archiving built in, public servants should not use it for public business, much less in the White House. This is straightforward: WhatsApp, […]

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Protego Press Round Up: March 26, 2019

Last week we marked the beginning of Spring with the Vernal Equinox, and saw plenty of excitement in the political sphere with the completion of the much awaited Mueller report being delivered to Attorney General Barr.   And, as always, there is plenty of movement in the tech policy world as well, be it fines levied […]

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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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