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Apple’s Plan To Buy $75 Billion Of Its Stock Fuels Spending Debate

quoting Laurie Simon Hodrickvia The New York Times
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Shortly after Apple used a new tax law last year to bring back most of the $252 billion it had held abroad, the company said it would buy back $100 billion of its stock.

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Hoover In The Media

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, April 26, 2019

The Hoover Institution's scholars' work in an array of video programs allow Hoover fellows to maintain a commanding presence in the marketplace of ideas.

In the News

Los Angeles County Uses Technology To Locate Missing Seniors

quoting John Villasenorvia CTPost
Thursday, April 25, 2019
A new Los Angeles County program that uses electronic bracelets to find missing people with dementia or autism was launched partly in response to the death of Nancy Paulikas, a 55-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease who wandered away from her husband during a visit to a museum.
In the News

M&A Tip: How To Avoid Acquiring A “Data Lemon”

quoting Chirantan Chatterjeevia Canadian Underwriter
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Insurance companies or brokerages looking to acquire another company should perform due diligence not just on the financials of the target firm, but also its regulatory vulnerabilities during the M&A process.
EnvironmentAnalysis and Commentary

Earth (Day) To Governor Newsom: Why Didn’t You Ban Fracking?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Some Californians give Earth Day a symbolic nod—picking up litter on a beach, riding a bicycle to work to spare the air.

Featured

Elizabeth Cobbs: PBS Documentary Explores The Future Of Automation And The American Dream

interview with Elizabeth Cobbsvia The Show (KJZZ)
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs discusses her and James Shelley's new PBS documentary, "Cyberwork and the American Dream."

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“Covert, Coercive, or Corrupting”

by Orville Schell, Larry Diamondvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Beijing has declared war—an information war. A team of Hoover researchers sounds the alarm.

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Tech in the Trenches

by Amy Zegart, Lt Col Kevin Childsvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Silicon Valley has shown a remarkable indifference to national defense, depriving the Pentagon of both brains and technological brawn.

Interviews

John Yoo: Barr Will Get To Bottom Of If Spying On Trump Campaign Was Justified

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, April 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo says the question isn't about the term 'spying' vs. 'surveillance,' it's about why it was done to the Trump campaign and administration.

Analysis and Commentary

Principles Of AI Governance And Ethics Should Apply To All Technologies

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Friday, April 12, 2019

Despite Google’s recent dissolution of its artificial intelligence (AI) ethics board, IT vendors (including Google) are increasingly defining principles to guide the development of AI applications and solutions. And it’s worth taking a look at what these principles actually say. Appended to the end of this post are the principles from Google and Microsoft, thoughts from Salesforce.org (closely aligned with Salesforce), and AI principles from three groups not aligned with specific companies.

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