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Benjamin Verdi

Benjamin Verdi is YPFP’s 2020 Cybersecurity & Technology Fellow, and a Global Innovation Manager with Grant Thornton International Ltd. The views expressed in his columns are his own and are not those of his employer.

The Coming Cyber-Industrial Complex: A Warning for the New US Administration

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The framers of US cyber policy can learn a lot from President Eisenhower’s prescient farewell address.

TikTok and the Need for a Declaration of Digital Rights

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The ongoing TikTok saga in the United States highlights the growing need for a ‘declaration of digital rights.’

A Fully-Automated Economy Should Not Be the Goal

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Hard as it is to defy the drum beat of technological progress, pervasive automation may represent some hidden costs that we’re unwilling to pay.

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