Net Threats: Internet Openness in Danger

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Reflecting the increasing attention paid to information security by many Americans, Pew Research recently conducted a large study, “Net Threats”, to identify important trends among technology experts’ opinions and predictions regarding the future of digital security. The study targeted thousands of Internet experts to measure their thoughts and concerns about the future of the Internet. […]

Google Co-Founder Shares Technology-Enabled Vision of the Future

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CTOVision has investigated the future of technology and has explored the future with technology many times. Advances in communications will greatly improve the way we communicate; advances in wearable devices will provide information to individuals and doctors that could likely revolutionize healthcare. Commercial, government, and private drones will fill our skies to make deliveries, maintain […]

Net Neutrality Advocates Arrested at Google Headquarters

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Regarding the current debate over the FCC’s proposed fast lanes, most consider Google a supporter of Net Neutrality. In early May, Google signed a letter to the FCC opposing fast lanes. In early June, Google supported the Reset the Net campaign, a protest against mass data collection. Google has also recently released tools to assess […]

Google Identifies Companies with Unsecure Email Practices

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Google recently released a free Video Quality Report, a means for Internet users to determine the quality of their Internet connections and to compare the speeds of their Internet service provider with other local ISPs. Much of the tech community received the report positively because the increased transparency – although it has the potential to […]

Google Announces Acquisition of Satellite Maker, Skybox Imaging

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Artificial intelligence, drones, home appliances – Google has certainly had an interesting shopping spree in the first half of 2014. The company’s emphasis on growth and pursuit of innovation manifest themselves through these acquisitions. Usually loved by tech enthusiasts and often questioned by Wall Street, Google’s enormous purchases seek to position the company ahead of […]

Marc Andreessen on the future of technology and implications for interactions between government and citizens

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This is the fourth installment in our series flowing from recent dialog with Marc Andreessen. In this post we provide Marc’s thoughts around how automation and AI may change the nature of interaction between government and citizen. Gourley: Do you have any suggestions that can help us think through how automation plus AI change the social fabric and […]