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  • laying blame

    The current situation in Hong Kong may be one of the turning points for global security. The Chinese government is blaming the US for the protests. People I know with ties to Hong Kong say the only role the US plays in their protests are around the concepts of democracy and suffrage being goals to…

  • will trade secrets kill the 6th amendment?

    As we move into an increasingly AI-influenced world, we will have to continually revisit our governance structures and approaches to figure out what freedoms still exist, what are at risk, and what need to be rethought. The recent move to include algorithms in the bail bond process should lead us to consider potential impacts to…

  • the ugly side of tech

    While the news is awash in various Facebook mis-steps (Cambridge Analytica being the most recent driver), the latest “smoking gun” is a memo written by Facebook VP Andrew Bosworth in 2016 talking about the ends justifying the means. While most of the press is clickbaiting with this “horrible memo” etc, a piece on The Atlantic…