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Does Technology Favor Tyranny?

quoting Timothy Garton Ash, Michael R. Auslin, Larry Diamond, Niall Fergusonvia Foreign Affairs
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

We at Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of pieces dealing with technology and authoritarianism. To complement these articles, we decided to ask a broad pool of experts for their take.

Analysis and Commentary

Jessica Riskin On Life, Machinery, And The Restless Clock

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, February 11, 2019

Historian Jessica Riskin of Stanford University talks about her book The Restless Clock with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. What is the difference between human beings and machines? How has science thought about this distinction? When do we have agency and when are we constrained? Riskin discusses these issues and the implications for how we think about ourselves and the growth of artificial intelligence.

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Amy Zegart And Herb Lin: Bytes, Bombs And Spies

interview with Amy Zegart, Herbert Linvia CSPAN
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellows Amy Zegart and Herb Lin talk about the use of offensive cyber weapons by the US military.

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George Gilder: Forget Cloud Computing, Blockchain Is The Future

interview with George Gildervia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, September 24, 2018

Author of Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy, George Gilder on the future of technology.

Interviews

Niall Ferguson: How To Grapple With The Growth Of Social Media

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Morning Joe (MSNBC)
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the impact of social networking on modern society, which he lays out in his book "The Square And The Tower: Networks And Power, From The Freemasons To Facebook."

Interviews

Herbert Lin: Doomsday Clock 2019: Lin Explains How Cyber-Enabled Information Warfare Risks Humanity

with Herbert Linvia Global News
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Hoover Institution fellow Herb Lin talks about the danger of the cyber-enabled information warfare that breeds rage and fantasy that replaces logic and truth, where online tools target and exploit humans’ thinking, and undermines our ability to deal constructively with the perils facing the world like climate change and nuclear weapons.
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Redefining Energy Security: Blueprint For America

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.via PolicyEd
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The United States is close to achieving energy independence for the first time in decades, but it should go further to achieve energy security.

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Give Control Back To Your Users, Scholars Tell Facebook

quoting Timothy Garton Ashvia Telecoms
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

In a new position paper, scholars from Oxford and Stanford recommended nine measures Facebook should take to make itself a better forum for free speech and democracy.

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GLASNOST! Nine Ways Facebook Can Make Itself A Better Forum For Free Speech And Democracy

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Reuters Institute
Friday, January 18, 2019

A platform with more than 2.2 billion users, Facebook has found itself at the epicentre of many of the ongoing conversations about digital media, technology policy, and democracy. Following multiple controversies in the past two years, Facebook is seeking to implement much needed processes for self-regulation and governance to help regain the trust of the public, politicians, and regulatory authorities.

American tech giants are fiercely competitive monopolies

by Nicolas Petitvia ESB
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

In virtually every country, antitrust agencies and regulators characterize US tech giants as monopolists. The press now refers to them as ‘big tech’, the ‘frightful 5’, or FAANGs (for Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google). Do they deserve to be vilified as monopolists regulated like public utilities or even broken up?

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