Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Why Congress Needs to Revive Its Tech Support Team

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Why Congress Needs to Revive Its Tech Support Team

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Congress is finally turning its attention to Silicon Valley. And it’s not hard to understand why: Technology impinges upon every part of our civic sphere. We’ve got police using AI to determine which neighborhoods to patrol, Facebook filtering the news, and automation eroding the job market. Smart policy could help society adapt. But to tackle…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired SCOTUS and Congress Leave the Right to Privacy Up for Grabs

Hexbyte Tech News Wired SCOTUS and Congress Leave the Right to Privacy Up for Grabs

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Privacy is a squishy concept, one that constantly evolves with the times—and with changing technologies. Advances in how we store and communicate information shift expectations around what we can keep to ourselves, and what the rest of the world is able to know. The disruption of established privacy norms is nothing new: People were concerned…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Congress Grills Cambridge Analytica Alum on New Firm’s Data Use

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Congress Grills Cambridge Analytica Alum on New Firm’s Data Use

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Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee want Matt Oczkowski, a former employee of the now defunct consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, to answer questions about how his new company, Data Propria, uses consumer data. In a letter sent to Oczkowski on Thursday, the committee asks whether any of the data that Data Propria now…