Protego Daily Update: 12/6/18

Here are the five stories we are following today: NY Times reporters  Cade Metz and Raymond Zhong write today about China’s advances in quantum computing and cryptography. Justin Sherman and Robert Morgus from New America Cybersecurity dive into the surveillance tech authoritarians are using, and the global impact that follows. Where do the US and EU really sit in wage-controlled […]

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Protego Daily Update 12/5/2018

  Here are the five stories we are following today: Autonomous cars are all the buzz, but robots are having an impact on farming too. U.S. Digital Service, an arm of the Executive Branch lead by Acting Administrator of the U.S. Digital Service Matt Cutts, is using technology to significantly reduce the amount of time refugees wait […]

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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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The Policymaker’s Guide To Emerging Technologies

Twenty years ago this month, Virginia Postrel released her seminal techno-optimist classic, The Future and Its Enemies, in which she articulated two competing visions of the future: dynamism and stasism. The dynamist perspective, she argued, is characterized by a willingness to embrace the reality of an ever-changing world, welcoming the infinite possibilities offered by an ever-unfolding […]

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Protego Press Daily Update (11/20/18)

Here are the headlines of note this morning: The United States is considering putting export controls on artificial intelligence and related technologies, an official request for public comment in the Federal Register suggests. The Commerce Department will consider the feedback before potentially making new rules that could have big implications for the major technology companies, reports […]

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