The election cometh
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Good morning! Hope you're having a great weekend. Here's your five-minute guide to the best of Protocol (and the internet) from the week that was, from one of cloud computing's most important figures to Bradley Tusk's favorite new donut. And only a little election talk. OK, quite a bit of election talk.
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Reddit worries it's going to be crushed in the fight against Big Tech, by Emily Birnbaum
How Discord (somewhat accidentally) invented the future of the internet, by me, David Pierce
Energy companies have a tricky problem to solve. They need to defend interconnected infrastructure from cyberattacks that can cause real-world damage. Learn more about energy sector's readiness to address this growing spectrum of cyberattacks.
Twitter's Jack Dorsey: A hands-off CEO in a time of turmoil — The Wall Street Journal
Very few people sit at the center of politics and tech like Bradley Tusk. He's a VC, and was deputy governor of Illinois; he was an early advisor to Uber, and ran Mike Bloomberg's mayoral campaign in 2009. From antitrust reform to mobile voting to privacy legislation to self-driving regulation, politics is suddenly everywhere in the tech industry, and nobody knows how to navigate it better.
On this week's Source Code Podcast, Tusk gave us a last-minute rundown on what to expect from the election, what could happen in the next weeks and months, and why stability is what he's looking for above all else. Here, as always, he told us a few of the things on his mind right now.
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