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White House Wants Regulators to Keep Hands Off Tech Industry

The White House’s top tech adviser redoubled the Trump administration’s commitment to deregulate the tech sector and scorned countries that seek to restrict the information flowing across their borders. Michael Kratsios, the deputy U.S.

FCC Meeting Agenda for April 2018

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subjects listed below on Tuesday, April 17, 2018:

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress: What comes next?

What will happen after Zuckerberg’s testimony?

Why Mark Zuckerberg's Senate hearing could mean little for Facebook's privacy reform

Facebook's lobbying influence — along with Mark Zuckerberg’s expected mea culpa — may be enough, privacy experts say, to blunt any talk of significant consumer privacy regulations meant to reign in Facebook and other tech giants, regardless of the

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New America’s Open Technology Institute and the Bipartisan Policy Center

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:00 to 13:30

In an era of heightened concerns over data privacy, what more can be done to protect sensitive, confidential data?

One answer may be the emerging cryptographic technology known as secure multiparty computation, which allows parties to combine datasets and compute values of interest without exposing the underlying data. While this has been a theoretical concept for several decades, in recent years the approach has been increasingly used in real-world settings.

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Mark Zuckerberg Meets With Top Lawmakers Before Hearings

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, tried to get ahead of a week of intense scrutiny for him and his company by visiting several top lawmakers in Washington and reiterating how sorry he was for the social network’s failings.

A Tough Task for Facebook: European-Type Privacy for All

What would it mean for users if Facebook offered the same privacy controls required under the European law? That is still a work in progress. In the meantime, here are some of the general requirements and rights under the new European law.

Is Facebook a 'Bug' in Our Democracy? Part 1

[Analysis] Is it time to recognize that Facebook, and ‘Big Tech’ at large, may be a bug in our democracy? The Cambridge Analytica story reveals the harmful effects of business models that rely on massive data collection. What is lost is our privac

Zuckerberg Gets a Crash Course in Charm. Will Congress Care?

For Facebook, April 10, 2018 is being seen as a kind of dreaded final exam. That’s when Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive, will swap out his trademark gray T-shirts for a suit and tie, and embark on a two-day marathon of testimony on

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Senate Commerce Committee and Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 14:15

Senate Commerce Committee and Senate Committee on the Judiciary will convene a public conversation with Facebook CEO about his vision for addressing problems that have generated significant concern about Facebook’s role in our democracy, bad actors using the platform, and user privacy


  • Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Facebook