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Michael Auslin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Friday, January 31, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses his Spectator article "The West can only blame itself for failing to prepare for Huawei."

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Why Unlocking Apple iPhones For Law Enforcement Isn't The Answer

by Andrew Grottovia CNN Business
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Despite pressure from President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr, Apple continues to stand its ground and refuses to re-engineer iPhones so law enforcement can unlock the devices. Apple has maintained that it has done everything required by law and that creating a "backdoor" would undermine cybersecurity and privacy for iPhone users everywhere.

In the News

New Institute Explores Implications Of Modern Technology On Public Policy

quoting John Villasenorvia UCLA Daily Bruin
Thursday, January 23, 2020

A new UCLA institute will investigate how new technologies impact society and public policy.

In the News

UCLA Launches Institute To Explore Legal, Policy Impact Of Emerging Tech

mentioning John Villasenorvia Mirage News
Friday, January 17, 2020

To explore how new technology affects society, privacy, government and public policy, the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and UCLA School of Law have launched the UCLA Institute for Technology, Law and Policy. The cross-disciplinary institute will examine advances in artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, robotics and new forms of digital media to identify the benefits and risks they represent.

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Hastening Doomsday

by Bjorn Lomborgvia Hoover Digest
Monday, January 20, 2020

Panic over climate change could sabotage the quality of life of billions.

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The Discourse Of Control And Consent Over Data In EU Data Protection Law And Beyond

by Elettra Biettivia Aegis Paper Series
Friday, January 10, 2020

Across the United States and Europe, the act of clicking “I have read and agree” to terms of service is the central legitimating device for global tech platforms’ data-driven activities. In the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation has recently come into force, introducing stringent new criteria for consent and stronger protections for individuals. 

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The Discourse of Control and Consent over Data in EU Data Protection Law and Beyond

by Elettra Biettivia Aegis Paper Series
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Across the United States and Europe, the act of clicking “I have read and agree” to terms of service is the central legitimating device for global tech platforms’ data-driven activities. In the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation has recently come into force, introducing stringent new criteria for consent and stronger protections for individuals. Yet the entrenched long-term focus on users’ control and consent fails to protect consumers who face increasingly intrusive data collection practices.   

In the News

Facebook Bans Some Deepfakes, But Not Those Made For 'Satire'

quoting Amy Zegartvia SFist
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

In a seemingly cynical and tactical move ahead of another congressional hearing, Facebook announced today that it is officially banning intentionally manipulated video aimed at misinforming the public, a.k.a. deepfakes.

Analysis and Commentary

Melanie Mitchell On Artificial Intelligence

by Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, January 6, 2020

Computer Scientist and author Melanie Mitchell of Portland State University and the Santa Fe Institute talks about her book Artificial Intelligence with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Mitchell explains where we are today in the world of artificial intelligence (AI) and where we might be going. Despite the hype and excitement surrounding AI, Mitchell argues that much of what is called "learning" and "intelligence" when done by machines is not analogous to human capabilities. 

Interviews

Herb Lin: Cyber Operations Vs Information Operations - CyCon 2019 Twilight Talk

interview with Herbert Linvia NATO CCDCOE
Monday, August 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Herb Lin discuses cyber operations vs. information operations.

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