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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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With the launch of its newest initiative, The Department of Defense is tackling the problem of deepfakes created with advanced #AI technology. Via @_jackcorrigan:https://t.co/Hf5MFDYFv4

Senator Warren recently proposed investing $85 billion in broadband expansion. Learn more about her proposal via @techcrunch: https://t.co/hFobXTbPI4

Quickly changing technology presents new challenges and opportunities. Help create a safer online world by joining our advocacy community for #MSPartners. https://t.co/KYAOrSIFYY

Love this picture! And proud of our AI for Earth grants, which help scientists track penguins, elephants, and other animals. https://t.co/KwnMumMIM4 #MSFTAdvocate

The chance to learn computer science can bring more than just economic opportunity, it can enrich students’ lives. This is great work from our #TechSpark team! https://t.co/nmmBiH3Vz6

Legislators are restarting #dataprivacy legislation efforts after missing a deadline before the August recess. Learn more about the new bill via @thehill: https://t.co/CDzOrhXvYe

From Senator Warren's bold broadband expansion promise to new details on the Capital One data breach, check out this week's Executive Briefing for the latest headlines in #techpolicy. https://t.co/IctOuoYhpC

Thank you, David Pryor @vfiorg for sharing your #IAMCP 25th Anniversary Wishes. https://t.co/36kEBhlTlt #MSPartner @MSPartner

Our August Newsletter is Out! Check out info about upcoming events with SoCal WIT, @IAMCPSanDiego @IAMCPSoCalNorth, our efforts for #Diversity and #Inclusion, the latest blog from @vfiorg and more.
#IAMCP #Vexcellence

#DYK millions of Americans are not accessing the internet at broadband speed? Discover what broadband policy looks like in your area with @pewtrusts new tool.

Join VFI to become a leader in #tech policy. We'll help you stay informed on the issues that impact your business. #MSPartner https://t.co/B0uSTAJRtF

Congress is tightening restrictions on all altered and AI-generated videos with the DEEPFAKES Accountability Act. Learn more about what that means via @axios. https://t.co/tPiwRTprNu

Don't miss the latest on data privacy, rural broadband, and more. Check out our most recent Executive Briefing: https://t.co/pdrZBlxZOJ

@FCC today launched the Digital Opportunity Data Collection, which will improve its data and maps in better identify and then close gaps in broadband coverage: https://t.co/njs3ngoztj

JUST IN: FCC approves long-awaited plan to improve broadband access data https://t.co/Bw7GumJCh8

With severe weather impacting agriculture across the globe, increases in #AI data collection can lead to more sustainable farming. Get the full story via @Microsoft. https://t.co/F3gv7NRYiX

Last week, the FCC announced more than $563 million in funding to expand #ruralbroadband access. Learn more from @FierceTelecom. https://t.co/avXlGLMglG

With little regulation on the federal level, states like California and Washington are defining their own approaches to #dataprivacy. Get the full story via @govtechnews: https://t.co/D7xm9utdzQ

Microsoft believes that #AI can be used to preserve history and cultural heritage. Learn more about Microsoft's AI for Good portfolio and five-year commitment to cultural preservation: https://t.co/PUDoHGymHI

Thank you @IAMCPUS and @VFIorg for sharing how #MSPartners are working together to advance policies to support innovation, business growth, and social good!

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