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Here is a talk I've been giving on some of the problems facing tech today and my suggestions on how they should respond. I'll point out some key sections.

Thank you @BerkeleyISchool for hosting and recording!

Here I discuss some of the difficult trade-offs the tech platforms face:

Tech companies are acting as quasi-governments without the legitimacy of real democracies, and are doing so against the backdrop of regulation from both free and autocratic states.

Big tech loves to use metrics, but is unable to measure some of the worst impacts of their products.

Facebook/Google/Twitter and the rest of this generation of companies need to undergo the same kind of transformation as Microsoft did, except on trust/safety/privacy and not just information security.

Companies that do content moderation should embrace transparency and restraint.

There are a lot of potential innovations on the privacy-safety trade-off, especially when it comes to end-to-end encrypted messaging.

The big platforms need to build a moat around the most active hate sites.

We need a privacy-preserving legal model to allow for legitimate academic research of the negative impact of tech.

As the big tech companies embrace regulation, they need to do so against the backdrop of a consistent human rights standard. Also, China is an ethical blind spot for US tech companies.

I ended with some regulatory recommendations for the United States.

I hope this talk is useful. I'm happy to engage to discuss any of these points, but I would prefer to discuss what I actually said instead of strawmen.

Thanks again to @BerkeleyISchool for hosting me at @DataEDGEconf and to the great students in the audience! Go Bears!
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