Tech-Washington Relations Have a Chance for a Reset – POLITICO

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Lawmakers are pushing the data privacy law. Conservatives rage against the tech industry legal staff. State legislators are aggressive about social media moderation (albeit without success).

The government and the tech industry could potentially be at a breaking point… or at least a very low point in a relationship that has been fairly hands-off for both sides for years. But there’s also the potential for a reboot, according to Jonathan Raz Friedman, Founder and CEO of metaverse gaming company Supersocial and co-host of Bloomberg’s Into the Metaverse podcast..

The reboot he’s talking about will be triggered by the metaverse, a potential new online environment that requires massive investment and collaboration, and whose rules just haven’t been written yet. Raz Friedman is something of a metaverse evangelist who argues that the virtual world is not only a business opportunity, but also the potential to change the relationship between government and industry.

“It makes sense for these companies to see the emergence of the metaverse as the next iteration of the Internet,” he says, “and use that to their advantage to cement a new narrative among consumers and Washington.”

The Metaverse is not only a potential technological revolution that will change the way we interact online. It is also a place for regulation, with its wide and varied uses and the potentially huge amount of new data collection that this will enable – and there is reason to believe that Once Friedman realized something: both government and industry are trying to reach a consensus, something they decidedly didn’t do in the early days of today’s application-driven Internet, working together to set hard and fast rules to deal with the problems ahead. how fraud, harassment and privacy.

Meta, the most obvious publicity company, has relentlessly touted moderation features in its first public placesvolumetric communiqué policyand put emphasis on child safety features (although it’s still unclear how the content moderation issues that have plagued social media in recent years will somehow become easier to address in glasses). Association XRa trade group founded by Google, Microsoft, Facebook’s Oculus and other technology leaders is working on Hill to promote the use and adoption of the technology.

Blog post/mission statement general message from Facebook’s president of global affairs (and former UK Deputy Prime Minister) Nick Clegg the past month was fragrant with the approach “Washington’s favorite tech giantMicrosoft, confirming that they want to work With this time regulators.

It can be an uphill battle considering the company is, well… heavy story with Washington. And they will face opposition from the other side: new companies hoping to build a decentralized metaverse based on the blockchain are unlikely to show any mercy to the giants they are trying to dislodge.

“There is a new wave of creators with a very different point of view than those in the Web2 era,” said Raz Friedman, alluding to the often disruptive, almost hostile attitude of Web3 proponents towards existing technical institutions. “It’s going to be a constant struggle and a point of friction… you can’t really take Facebook away from the meta.

The Federal Trade Commission approved by 4-1 vote today publishing a report on the potential use of AI to mitigate online harms such as child abuse or financial fraud — panel members largely agree on his caution about unconditional use of the technology by private, unaccountable corporations.

Reading the report, commissioner Christine Wilson said that “Congress should generally steer clear of laws that require, involve, or pressure companies to deploy AI tools to detect malicious content.” Noah Phillipswho said that his analysis was too superficial be useful.

The fundamental conclusion of the report, that the potential risks posed by AI tools are at least as great as their potential benefits, will not be unfamiliar to those following recent developments in the US. or in Europe.

If you find something you enjoy doing, you won’t work a day in your life.

For Anna Sorokinasocialite swindler“It’s about finding people with surplus money to burn and getting rid of it by any means — now in the form NFT collection. Sorokin, who is still in the Orange County Correctional Facility in New York State, convicted of grand larceny and theft for years of robbing banks and wealthy friends while pretending to be a German heiress, minted 10 NFTs under the heading ” Reinventing Anna. “A play about the recent Netflix Dramatization her history.

Sorokin told NBC News that the NFT would give owners “exclusive access” to her, including… well, phone calls from the Orange County Correctional Facility and receiving undisclosed “personal items.” “I’m not the kind of vicious scammer who tries to take advantage of anyone who’s stupid enough to fall for it,” Sorokin told NBC. “Hopefully I’ll be given a chance to focus all my energy on something legal.”

What absolutely are her NFTs! Despite the refrain of critics, there is nothing fraudulent about selling NFTs, unless their creators do so. run away with money, certainly. Fortunately for Sorokin’s potential investors, there are long public record verify. Let the buyer be vigilant.

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