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IP Expo 2017: Garry Kasparov to address delegates on the future of man-machine interaction

Plus the chance to face Avast’s security ambassador and former World Chess Champion in a chess match at the Avast booth

30 September 2017 min read

Reviving the Rational Middle


How the most effective policy for security and stability is no policy at all

27 September 2017 min read

Fighting hate and saving speech


Garry Kasparov on how the internet magnifies what is already a delicate balance between regulating defamatory language and allowing for free expression.

1 August 2017 min read

DEF CON Interview: The rise of AI, machine learning, and their impact on security


Avast Security Ambassador Garry Kasparov spoke at DEF CON. We talked to him and our Threat Intelligence Director Michal Salat about man-machine collaboration.

31 July 2017 min read

Garry Kasparov to speak about the rise of intelligent machines at DEF CON


Avast’s Security Ambassador, Garry Kasparov, will be speaking at DEF CON 25 in Las Vegas on July 28th, 2017.

27 July 2017 min read

Pursuing transparency and accountability for both humans and machines


In his latest post for Avast, Garry Kasparov examines the intersection of privacy, transparency, security, human rights, and institutions in the age of AI.

3 July 2017 min read

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Syncing individual privacy to global cybersecurity


While it's wise to guard data from ISPs, authoritarian governments' access to personal info is a far more sinister threat to every global citizen.

22 May 2017 min read

A human upgrade for the digital age


It is our responsibility to find ways to embed human values into today’s technological structures to create the online discourse we want.

20 March 2017 min read

Protecting real trust and truth in a virtual world


It's easy to find any viewpoint on the web. The problem is that often we have no idea who is producing this information or the motivations behind it.

6 March 2017 min read

Trump, Putin, and the dangers of fake news


Information “starvation” under closed regimes prevents informed decision making. A flood of disinformation has similarly harmful effects.

16 January 2017 min read

Tech’s power to promote good or evil depends on who controls it


Tools developed to create, acquire, and distribute data can also be used to gain influence, monitor, and persecute. These uses are two sides of the same coin.

19 December 2016 min read

A new era for politics and information security


The one irrefutable lesson from Hillary Clinton’s defeat is that modern systems require modern security measures.

11 November 2016 min read