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Voices for Innovation’s Executive Briefings provide weekly updates on technology policy and news, including highlights from Capitol Hill, breaking tech news, clips of relevant articles from traditional and new media, and a roundup of thought leader quotes and tweets.

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Sensible Public Policies Needed for Facial Recognition

Recently, Microsoft President Brad Smith called for “governments in 2019 to start adopting laws to regulate” facial recognition. He discussed this issue as well at an event at the Brookings Institution in ...

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Only 35 percent of U.S. high schools offer computer science courses. Yet 90 percent of parents want their children to learn #ComputerScience. We need to make #CSEd a higher priority in schools across the country. https://t.co/D5x2mpOpdQ

#TVWhiteSpace connects people to broadband internet at home and abroad. Read how @Microsoft's 4Afrika initiative is working to empower entrepreneurs and accelerate economic growth. https://t.co/11mqo8MbEh

Meet @meetdux the CMO of @AvePoint_Inc and member of the VFI Advisory Task Force! Dux partners with VFI to drive change through technology advocacy. Learn more: https://t.co/88vB0k4TZM

Voices for Innovation empowers business leaders to advocate for the #techpolicy issues that they care about. Sign up today to be part of a growing community of tech thought leaders and advocates. ✍️ #MSPartner https://t.co/KYAOrSIFYY

VFI connects #MSPartners with opportunities to learn and grow their business. Thanks @marianbreeze for joining us on our ATF Summit!

We love this insightful @MSFTIssues blog on how a lack of internet connectivity impacts economic well-being. There are at least six independent studies that show that #broadband has a direct impact on jobs and GDP growth. Learn how: https://t.co/gAMllTkEg5

We're honored to be featured on a #ChewNChat! Thanks @meetdux and @RyanRisley for your advocacy. #MSPartner

This morning, our ATF leaders had the opportunity to tour the #Azure Cloud Collaboration Center @Microsoft. #MSPartner

Should governments ban #facialrecognition technology? @castrotech argues that policymakers can promote the responsible use of the technology without banning it. Read how: https://t.co/uxNdw5tFmp

We're talking about #datasecurity #newsguard #dataprivacy #Azuresphere and more. https://t.co/WlDDHgaDcY

Our Advisory Task Force leaders are on campus @Microsoft today for our 2019 Summit! #MSPartner

#ICYMI: A bipartisan bill introduced in the House last week could establish an advisory committee of cyber professionals to help @DHSgov take on cyber issues. https://t.co/zVKwzodKD6

Our Voices for Innovation Advisory Task Force leaders are real changemakers in the world of tech policy. Meet Laura Peters, President of International Software Systems. Through VFI, she helps advance STEM education through issue advocacy. https://t.co/FTqLtnXwGm

The Voices for Innovation community offers opportunities to advocate for the tech policies that matter to you and your business. Join today and get started! https://t.co/KYAOrSIFYY

"Advancements in technology have brought greater capabilities for connecting to the internet." Access to high-speed internet is offers new possibilities for education, agriculture, and more. Read more about the benefits of closing the digital divide: https://t.co/GXqG7gFu84

Will #AI destroy more jobs than it creates? Our latest news roundup says no! Check out the latest VFI Executive Briefing for more: https://t.co/JjIZKk4wfI

I am was speaking at a cyber security summit for law firms yesterday and this came up. What are your thoughts on these questions re #ai technology that we need to discuss while it is still in its infancy? https://t.co/K1kleU2tGK.. https://t.co/qD4Xk6OhTG

Developing robust K-12 #CSEd programs will help educate the tech leaders of the future! Learn how @NYGovCuomo is trying to make a difference in New York via @sbstatesman: https://t.co/luAdFPP90l

How should emerging #FacialRecognition technology be regulated? We think that @Microsoft's 6 guiding principles are a good start. https://t.co/loueFBtNLB

Diversity in #tech brings new innovations and ideas. Learn more about what lawmakers are doing to push for more inclusion in tech: https://t.co/kopuWZJGh0

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Technology Brings Internet to Underserved Communities Though the United States is a global technology leader, roughly 25 million Americans—including more than 19 million in rural communities—do not have adequate, affordable access to high-speed internet. Credit: Wall Street Journal Without (...)

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The United States leads the world in technology innovation, but this leadership is jeopardized by insufficient support for computer science education in our nation’s K-12 schools. We cannot maintain an innovation-driven economy and prepare students for future success in the digital economy if (...)


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