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 to receive a verdict on their asylum applications.

In the ongoing relationship between the US government and technology companies, the Pentagon is looking to partner with consumer drone companies  to bring the same low-cost drone technology behind aerial wedding photos or extreme skiing videos to the battlefield.

Professor Daniel Lyons explores the future of text messaging with the backdrop that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is poised to finally answer a question that has been pending before it for over a decade: What is the proper regulatory classification of text messages? 

Christopher Wylie discusses why online disinformation is a threat to democracy in a discussion on ‘free and fair elections’ at the 2018 Fundamental Rights Colloquium.