Jason is an expert in technology, investigations, and cyber security and has worked with governments, the private-sector, and non-governmental organizations to identify threats and opportunities that will shape the future. As Chief of Innovation for Thomson Reuters Special Services, Jason facilitates, oversees, and executes long-term solutions to emerging technology challenges. The views expressed are his alone and do not necessarily represent the views of Thomson Reuters or Thomson Reuters Special Services.
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The rise of ransomware is forcing us to reevaluate our approach to negotiating with criminals.
The FBI issued a PSA this week warning us of how hackers can take control of our cars. Its time for a software upgrade.
Researchers at the University College of London have proposed the development of a centralized digital currency. It's unlike Bitcoin, but has all its benefits.
The Chairman of the FCC is proposing significant new rules that allow consumers to better protect their data from ISPs.
Researchers have discovered that the apps you have installed on your phone can predict your age, income, gender, and marital status.
Drug cartels use social media to celebrate the narco-lifestyle. It also gets them in trouble.
Donald Trump's savvy Twitter campaign is helping him win the presidential nomination.
Infectious disease doctors in Brazil — as well as mothers of infants born with microcephaly — are using WhatsApp to diagnose and cope with the Zika-caused illness.
Apple thinks the government is wrong to seek a "backdoor" to its operating system. Most Americans think the government is right.
Ever wonder what happens when your credit card number, Google credentials, and online banking password get stolen?
Our technologies possess intention, delicately guiding and influencing our most human behaviors in ways we haven’t considered.
In a row over how to bring Internet access to India's poorest, Facebook almost sounds colonial.
The Valentine's holiday is fast approaching. There's technology to help.
Two Virginia Tech students, David Eisenhauer, 18, and Natalie Keepers, 19, are at the center of a murder investigation. So is the social media app Kik.
This year's Winter X Games awarded medals to Halo 5: Guardians competitors and some professional athletes aren't happy about it.
Wading into the gun control debate, Facebook has announced it will restrict person-to-person sales of firearms on its platform.
Tinder now offers free testing for sexually transmitted infections to users.
Two Rice University students have created "TrumpScript," a programming language Donald Trump would approve of.
Our behaviors are measured, assessed, and evaluated in increments, all the little things we do. The future isn’t solely about big data; it's about little data and its risky union with big data.
The strain of peering into our mobile phones and tablets is causing serious vision problems.
A four-month–old little girl is alive today because of an inexpensive virtual reality device made by Google.
We have a relationship with the Internet that influences and, in some cases, drives our behaviors. Some would call it an addiction.
The immersive nature of virtual reality is worrying. We need to fully understand the path we’re headed down as new technologies are seemingly recreating our physical, kinetic lives.
Hello Barbie, the new interactive doll from Mattel, has some security flaws. As the Internet of Things becomes a reality, manufacturers must make security a priority.
"Humans are allergic to change,” Grace Hopper once said. “They love to say, 'We've always done it this way.' I try to fight that. That's why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise."
The Internet is contributing to the demise of 95 percent of the world's languages. Paradoxically, Google may have the solution.
Learning how to code will get you a job and a salary. More importantly, it allows you the freedom of understanding that you can solve problems that seem overwhelming.
Alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl is the subject of this season's popular podcast Serial and he practically confessed to desertion on it.
Anonymous targets Donald Trump for his proposed ban on allowing Muslims to enter the United States.
Technology companies are under pressure to remove violent, terrorist content from their sites. Who should decide what gets removed?