Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

VCs Are Pouring Money Into the Wrong Education Startups

November 29th, 2020
The pandemic has proven the need for new technologies that can radically change online learning models. But investors are more interested in existing platforms.

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Biden Must Repair—and Reinvigorate—Tech Diplomacy

November 25th, 2020
The administration’s nomination of Antony Blinken is a good start. But mending the damage of the past four years will require a complete reorientation.

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Overcoming Vaccine Skepticism Starts in the Community

November 21st, 2020
Many of the communities most vulnerable to Covid-19 are the ones least willing to get a vaccine. Convincing them may require a peer-to-peer approach.

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Masks Help, but We May Never Know How Much

November 21st, 2020
The impact of face coverings is not just unknown, it’s unknowable. Still, uncertainty should be no impediment to action.

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Facebook Is Going After Its Critics in the Name of Privacy

November 20th, 2020
The company wants to shut down an academic study of political ad targeting, just as it prepares to reinstate targeted political ads.

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Why Isn’t Susan Wojcicki Getting Grilled By Congress?

November 17th, 2020
YouTube is a major vector for election and other disinformation. But its CEO isn't with Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey on Capitol Hill today.

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Rebuilding Trump’s Broken Global Tech Policy Won’t Be Easy

November 11th, 2020
The Biden administration should start by repairing alliances abroad and getting serious about regulation at home.

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More Safety Data Would Be Nice, But We Need a Vaccine Now

November 11th, 2020
Just a few months ago, plenty of medical experts wanted to slow down the process for approving a Covid-19 vaccine. Given where things stand today, that would be a big mistake.

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A Possible Covid Vaccine Means It’s Time to Fix Cold Chains

November 11th, 2020
The global immunization effort could offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create sustainable and resilient distribution systems.

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Trump’s Bogus Ballot Lawsuits Are the Mark of an Autocrat

November 5th, 2020
His legal ploys and lying tweets showcase the authoritarian worldview of his entire presidency: If you’re not with him, you don’t count.

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