Sam Sabin

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Sam is a reporter for Morning Consult covering tech policy.


Morning Consult Tech: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Sam Sabin Week in Review Bezos and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman A United Nations investigation implicated Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the 2018 hacking of Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos’ cellphone. The report showed that Bezos’ phone was infected with malware and hacked after receiving a WhatsApp message from the Saudi […]

Morning Consult Tech: George Soros Alleges There’s an ‘Informal Mutual’ Agreement Between Facebook and Trump to Help His Re-Election

By Sam Sabin   Top Stories During his annual speech at the World Economic Forum, billionaire George Soros said without providing evidence that he believes that Facebook Inc. and President Donald Trump have an “informal mutual assistance operation or agreement” to help the president get re-elected and protect the company. Soros added that Facebook’s only […]

Morning Consult Tech: Google’s Pichai Calls for Regulating Artificial Intelligence Ahead of Meeting With EU Competition Chief

By Sam Sabin   Top Stories Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai called for regulation of artificial intelligence during a speech at a Brussels-based think tank, saying that “there is no question in my mind that artificial intelligence needs to be regulated” and that regulations should balance both the harm and benefits of such technologies. Pichai’s […]

Morning Consult Tech: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Sam Sabin Morning Consult Tech will be off Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Publication will resume Tuesday. Week in Review Encryption During a press conference, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Apple Inc. has not given “any substantive assistance” to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in unlocking a set of iPhones used by […]

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