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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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VFI Members Highlighted in #TechForGood Video

Voices for Innovation (VFI) and some of our great members had the honor of being highlighted at the 2022 Microsoft Inspire conference in a #TechForGood video. The video provides just a few ...

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Investments in #AI such as ChatGPT could potentially be a gamechanger for @Microsoft. Here's how: http://bit.ly/3Hf3r0p

A group of eight states and @DOJPH sued @Google for abusing its monopoly over the technology that powers online advertising. Read more: https://nyti.ms/3wz5lEb

.@Microsoft recently announced investments with @OpenAI to accelerate #AI breakthroughs and ensure that the #technology can be shared with the world.

Swifties across the nation faced substantial wait times when trying to secure tickets to @TaylorSwift13's upcoming Eras Tour. Learn how a #cyberattack impacted @TicketMaster's systems: http://bit.ly/3GZdG90

Russia is expected to escalate its #cyberattacks in the coming months, but that will likely have a minor impact in the war. Read more: http://bit.ly/3DbYNPr

According to the Government Accountability Office, U.S. federal departments have only implemented 40% of the #cybersecurity recommendations issued by the watchdog agency since 2010. Read more: http://bit.ly/3XDCQRQ

.@Microsoft is rolling out a new service: Azure OpenAI allows businesses to integrate tools like DALL-E into their cloud apps. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3wiYfDJ

At least five states are plowing ahead with their own children's #dataprivacy legislation among growing concerns of how #tech companies collect and use their data. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3ZPjwlQ

The Federal Aviation Administration reports that a contractor unintentionally deleted files that delayed around 10,000 flights. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3IYOe6d

A new study found that immigrants produce a significant percentage of total innovation output and make U.S.-born individuals more inventive as well. Learn more about the findings: http://bit.ly/3w7ENcN

A corrupted computer file led to the breakdown of an air-safety system, grounding flights across the U.S. last week. Learn more: https://bloom.bg/3X5FiQC

The U.S. should remain vigilant against potential Russian #cyberattacks, says @CISAgov director @CISAJen. Read more from @TheHill: http://bit.ly/3GExcrk

.@POTUS called on members of Congress to set aside partisan differences and pass groundbreaking legislation focused on #digitalprivacy, antitrust, and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in a recent op-ed for @WSJ. Read more: http://bit.ly/3ZBm9aK

Plaintiffs in more than 100 cases have been consolidated into one lawsuit arguing that social media platforms are defective products that can be held legally accountable for harming young users. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3QA7gS1

The Biden Administration is reportedly getting close to releasing a national #cybersecurity blueprint that embraces a major role in regulation for the first time. Learn more: http://bit.ly/3H0bmzE

I enjoyed my conversation with @carolmassar and @timsteno on how @Microsoft is working to close the global #digitaldivide, including our commitment to expand internet access to 250 million people by the end of 2025. You can access the interview at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2023-01-11/delivering-internet-access-to-the-underserved-podcast

An attack on a satellite on the eve of the war on Ukraine highlighted vulnerabilities in space, but a new effort is attempting to improve #cybersecurity awareness and preparedness. Read more: https://bit.ly/3X5b9k2

#Dataprivacy laws in states are finally going into effect, but companies are already facing the repercussions of having no federal privacy law. Learn more about the patchwork of laws they're enduring: https://bit.ly/3ZbBT4j

.@FCC announced a second #broadband data collection filing window for its national broadband maps. Learn more about the impact this could have on implementing BEAD: https://bit.ly/3if8Yvp

Last week, @NTIAgov announced that all 50 states had been awarded preliminary grants in its $45 billion "Internet for All" program. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3VPeFhe

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