Is It Time To Update Section 230 Of The Communications Decency Act?

This piece was originally published on Slate Future Tense. “No other sentence in the U.S. Code,” technology scholar David Post has written, “has been responsible for the creation of more value than” a little-known provision of the Communications Decency Act called Section 230. But in January, President Donald Trump’s technology adviser Abigail Slater suggested that Congress should […]

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Protego Weekly Roundup – February 20, 2019

Welcome back!  Hopefully you return rested and ready after a President’s Day long weekend.  Between the role of AI in human rights violations, a new “Digital Gangster”, copyright laws killing the internet, robocalls and tech disclosure, we’ve got enough to catch you back up to speed in this week’s Protego Press Roundup. In Case You […]

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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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Protego Weekly Roundup – February 12, 2019

As we enter the second week of February, technology continues to make headlines.  Whether it’s ongoing developments related to Facebook and Amazon, fake news or Artificial Intelligence and the government, lots to discuss in this week’s Protego Press Roundup: In Case You Missed It. Zach Graves wrote a piece about the Government Accountability Office’s announcement […]

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What to Expect From GAO’s New Science and Technology Office?

Last week the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced the formation of a new office to aid Congress in understanding science and technology matters. This office will be organized as a 15th mission team under GAO’s organization chart called “Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics” (STAA). Its work will focus on four key areas: Conducting technology assessments and providing technical services […]

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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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Protego Weekly Roundup – January 29, 2019

After 35 days, the Shutdown finally ended, although the Congressional Budget Office on Monday estimated the economic cost at $11 billion.  Between that, and the Polar Vortex, a chill is being felt in DC. But, as always, tech issues are heating up, and here are just a few of the stories we’re following this week: […]

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