It’s Graduation Week. As real-world events go virtual. Then Big Tech vs. Washington – a battle I brewing. And Contact Tracking – new tech is right around the corner I’m Alexa Scordato and this is Future Forward  I’m Steven Rosenbaum, Let’s Launch

Big Tech Vs. Washington: 

Facebook helps launch American Edge, a dark-money advocacy group for big tech – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/05/12/facebook-lobbying-american-edge/

Trump threatens Twitter and Facebook over ‘illegal situation

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-twitter-facebook-instagram-google-radical-left-a9518276.html

Class of 2020

AOC Gives Commencement Speech in Animal Crossing: https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/2020/05/09/aoc-just-gave-her-first-ever-commencement-address–in-animal-crossing/#62dd84b07d4c

Oprah on Facebook Watch:

https://turnto10.com/features/national-entertainment/oprah-to-headline-facebook-instagram-graduation-event

Obama Star-Studded Graduation Event on TV:

https://time.com/5832306/barack-obama-commencement-2020/

Microsoft’s resources for virtual graduations:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/education/remote-learning/virtual-graduation

Contact Tracing: 

Australia’s Contact-Tracing COVIDSafe App Off to a Fast Start

https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/computing/software/australias-contact-tracing-covidsafe-app

Tracking COVID-19 With the IoT May Put Your Privacy at Risk

https://spectrum.ieee.org/telecom/security/tracking-covid19-with-the-iot-may-put-your-privacy-at-risk

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