News of the Day 11/13/18

A quick summary of interesting articles and news related to technology and policy from around the web: The United States elected to sit out a new International Cyber Security Agreement Matt Tait writes about Election Security over at LawFare Privacy International filed complaints against 7 companies today Brian Wesolowski writes about Humanizing the Narrative Around Privacy […]

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News of the Day – 11/12/18

A quick summary of interesting articles and news related to technology and policy from around the web: Joshua Rothman writes in the New Yorker about the ever increasing perils of deep fakes  CNN Business interviewed Raffi Krikorian, the chief technology officer for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), who says he isn’t aware of any successful hacks […]

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News of the Day – 11/9/18

A quick summary of interesting articles and news related to technology and policy from around the web: Tim Wang, Karen Kornbluh & Kara Swisher delve into national security and if the US will need to partner tech companies in addition to our traditional allies China to give land tax breaks to technology incubation and innovation […]

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News of the Day – 11/8/18

A quick summary of interesting articles related to technology and policy, from around the web: Joshua Geltzer writes about ongoing election interference Charlie Warzel dives into disinformation heading into the mid-term elections The NYT runs a piece on the evolution of disinformation campaigns A short clip of Adam Thierer and Zachary Graves discussing “soft law” becoming the new […]

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The Case for Our Better Angels

The social costs of technological advancement have caught up with us. As industry consolidation and automation combine, the externalities of doing digital business at scale are pulling into hyper-real focus: in India and the Philippines, deaths via social media-enabled mobs and elections ruled by misinformation and fear; in Myanmar, the use of Facebook by the […]

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The Vulnerable Cyborg

When I still was a student in social studies of science and technology, I loved reading and writing about new technologies shaping society and vice versa, about cyborgs blurring boundaries between ‘man and machine’, and about the sociology of things – like catflaps, or chocolate. Yet, what once seemed to be theoretical exercises has, over […]

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How War Went Viral

Every so often, we’re reminded that, generally speaking, less of the world is at war now than in much of human history. But if war is, at least according to some (and there are skeptics), receding from the physical world, it seems to be rapidly spreading across the virtual world—the Internet. From ISIS’s recruitment of […]

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The System is Blinking: Election Security Remains a Priority for Mid-Terms and Beyond

Over the course of the summer, Congress had an opportunity to provide state-level funding for enhancing election security measures ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. Unfortunately, legislation for such funding failed to pass in both chambers. Senate Republicans, buoyed by a White House that has done very little securing our election processes from foreign intervention, […]

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Introducing Protego Press

Each day, more and more aspects of our lives are influenced and impacted by technology. The implications are profound. From privacy to national security, from identity to community, from the health of the public discourse to what it means to be human, the decades ahead will provoke new questions, new crises, and new opportunities. Protego […]

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