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A piece of advice from +Sergey Brin I often think about.
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+Norman M.​​​​ ¦ van gogh has passed the three generations forgotten test but will that be true for that other guy ¦ and both exciting and fun are not absolute or universally agreed ||
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Over the past year, +United has reported record on-time and baggage-delivery performance, introduced or applied for incredible new destinations and routes in Asia, Europe and Cuba to its unrivaled global network, brought back free in-flight snacks and so much more. The momentum and newfound spirit to build the world's best, most reliable and trusted airline that is your choice when flying is real. Oscar Munoz, the new CEO, and his entire team are just getting started.

Let your feedback be heard at unitedairtime.com. #FlyerFriendly
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#IO16 is finally here! Watch it live:
https://events.google.com/io2016/
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"A free and open world depends on a #FreeAndOpen web."
That's a statement from Google that I believe in. And for a while, I have spent time engaged in these topics in the cross-section of public policy and technology, learning and taking action where I could, knowing that that is where I want make an impact long-term. It is why I am extremely excited to directly contribute to this space. Today, I started my first day of my summer internship at The +Center for Democracy & Technology.

Both democracy and technology depend on participation from the various stakeholders—both are stronger when more of these stakeholders participate. Today, we are confronted with many important issues affecting both democracy and technology, from privacy and security to free expression and more, issues that I care deeply and passionately about. CDT has been at the forefront of many of these issues, bringing together and working with the various stakeholders to "drive policy outcomes that keep the internet open, innovative and free." With my internship this summer, I am incredibly thrilled to not only interact directly with this increasingly important space, but also to learn from experts and professionals most knowledgeable about these topics.

Learn more about CDT and all the different issues we care about:
https://cdt.org/about/

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What Sheryl learned in death.
Watching +Sheryl Sandberg's +UC Berkeley Commencement address, live on Facebook right now. It's just starting but I'm already tearing up and have goosebumps.

Quote: “You will be defined not just by the things you achieve, but the things you survive… build resilience.” 
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Will McAvoy is back, with some commentary on Donald Trump, in this new +Bloomberg Politics video. :)
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+Google is a global company that works hard daily to respect cultural differences and local regulations. However, the latest request by CNIL, the French data protection regulator, for Google to apply French law protecting "the right to be forgotten" to every country in the world, including on google.com is wrong on both law and principle. The French government should not be able to infringe upon the rights of citizens around the world to access legal information.

Today, in defense of this foundational principle of international law, Google filed an appeal with France's Supreme Administrative Court, the Conseil d'Etat.

Emma Llanso from the +Center for Democracy & Technology breaks down the impact of the case:
https://cdt.org/blog/google-appeals-french-data-protection-authoritys-demand-to-modify-search-results-worldwide/

Another key point: "The right to be forgotten - more accurately, a right to be delisted from search results - was created in a landmark 2014 ruling by the Court of Justice of the +European Union (CJEU). It lets Europeans delist certain links from search engine results generated by searches for their name, even when those links point to truthful and lawfully published information like newspaper articles or official government websites."

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BREAKING: +EGYPTAIR MS804 from Paris to Cairo has disappear from radar.
https://twitter.com/EGYPTAIR/status/733129477941788672

More live coverage: cnn.com/go
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#IO16
Google Assistant. Google Home. Allo. Duo. Android N. Virtual reality. And so much more. Today, Google unveiled incredible new products, as well as updates to many existing ones, that focus on bringing the magic and power of its leadership in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to everyone.

Over the past 17 years, and in the 10 years since the very first I/O, Google has developed itself as a leader in both machine learning and AI to improve peoples' lives. The products that were introduced today, coming as soon as this summer, are backed by Google's deep Knowledge Graph and continuously improving understanding of the world, including, specifically, your own personalized world, meaning all these products get better and more useful over time.

And Google is just getting started.

Livetweets of #IO16 available here:
twitter.com/iantangprvte 
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Google #IO16 starts tomorrow—I'm excited and the hype is real! What do you think will be announced tomorrow? :)
Google I/O 2016 brings together developers for an immersive, three-day experience focused on exploring the next generation of technology, mobile and beyond. Join us online or in person May 18-20, 2016. #io16
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+J. R. Skola VR is the big talk of the town! We'll see what happens. :)
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Stay faithful.
It was a beautiful day for #GWCommencement on the National Mall, where Senator +Cory Booker shared a powerful story about staying faithful to the #Classof2016.

Congratulations to all my friends graduating!
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Nice to meet you, my name is Ian.
HKG · PHX · WAS · ATL · LON

Mission Statement: To make a difference in peoples' lives by being an open-minded learner and servant leader with passions for free expression and morals.

Vision: Create a future in which empowered citizens morally act with integrity and spread happiness.

Values
+accountability: to be authentic, transparent and responsible.
+happiness: to find enthusiasm and joy in all of life's moments.
+innovation: to never be afraid of trying new things.
+integrity: to act with strong moral judgement and principles.
+leadership: to inspire others to make a difference in the world.
+openness: to listen to new ideas with objectivity.
+passion: to work on things that matter and those I do well.
+transparency: to share the world's information and knowledge.

I'm a Google Top Contributor. I am passionate about what Google is doing to make the world's information universally accessible and useful. Equal to that is how much I love to see users delighted at products that make life simpler. For that reason, I am a Google Top Contributor for Hangouts and Project Fi, two services and products I use daily. If you need help with any Google product, feel free to reach out. Or, if you need help with Hangouts or Project Fi, visit the Hangouts Help Forum or Project Fi Help Forum respectively.

Content found on my personal profiles online reflects my personal opinions, thoughts and views on various topics. They are not representative of any other corporation, institution, person or organization. However, I also love listening to new ideas and perspectives, and I encourage you to comment and voice your stance, whatever that may be, if you wish, in this open environment.

Discussion and Free Speech Guidelines
While I encourage your discussion and participation and will adhere to my strong belief in free expression and speech, I reserve the right to remove comments on the basis that they:
+contain obscene, indecent or profane language;
+contain threats or defamatory statements;
+contain discriminatory or hate speech directed at, but not limited to specific groups of age, color, disability, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion, sex and/or sexual orientation;
+contain solicitations or any other form of spam.

Comments that simply disagree with other opinions (and is viewed as offensive solely based on this fact) will not be removed as I encourage everyone with any viewpoint to comment.
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Advocate of an open Internet, Eagle Scout and Glass Explorer.
Education
  • Desert Mountain High School
    High School, 2009 - 2013
  • Queen Mary, University of London
    Study Abroad, 2015 - 2015
    GW England Study Abroad program
  • The George Washington University
    International Affairs, International Economics, 2013 - 2017
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Hong Kong scraps subversive skyscraper light show - CNN.com
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Hong Kong has pulled the plug on a subversive art installation that graced the city's tallest skyscraper -- the International Commerce Cente

Political Light Installation on Hong Kong Skyscraper Is Pulled - The New...
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Organizers said they weren’t told that the display would have a countdown to 2047, when China’s promise of a high degree of autonomy for Hon

Coming soon: express even more in 140 characters | Twitter Blogs
blog.twitter.com

You can already do a lot in a Tweet, but we want you to be able to do even more.

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz to tell how airline will improve the cus...
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Curiosity is mounting as the United leader, back from a protracted medical leave, prepares to show the world what the Chicago-based airline

Google Appeals French Data Protection Authority’s Demand to Modify Searc...
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Today marked another salvo in the on-going battle over the “right to be forgotten”, with Google filing an appeal to the Conseil d'État of th

A Subversive Message in Hong Kong Goes Up in Lights - The New York Times
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Numbers displayed on the city’s tallest building count down the seconds until a framework that guarantees civil liberties for the former Bri

Google I/O 2016
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Google I/O 2016 brings together developers for an immersive, three-day experience focused on exploring the next generation of technology, mo

Henry C. Lee College
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WEST HAVEN, Conn., May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Airlines-University of New Haven Safety Project Wins National Award.

Computer science class fails to notice their TA was actually an AI chatbot
thenextweb.com

With all this talk about chatbots from Facebook and Microsoft, teaching artificial intelligence to be smarter has become a central topic of

Supreme Court says man must show inaccurate online information actually ...
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Justices rule 6 to 2 that lawsuit can’t proceed without proof the faulty profile caused injury.

Cory Booker To GWU Grads: Don't Be Cynical, Go Beyond Mere Tolerance
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The New Jersey senator urged the Class of 2016 to push for a better world.

Dear Facebook, you're a media company now. Start acting like one.
mashable.com

You know what's really cool? Owning up to the fact that you're a media company.

Waze Carpool released to help San Francisco's bad traffic
thenextweb.com

Waze is opening up a carpooling service in San Francisco, 10 months after launching the service in Tel Aviv.

White House Correspondent's Dinner
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very good hotel with very friendly staff.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Service was quick. Food was hot and fresh. For breakfast, get the A or B meal on the menu. Great view of the inside of the airport.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
It gets very busy on Friday and Saturday nights, especially when there are sports games! So make sure you want to wait, or get their a little bit early, unless you're there to watch. This can also make for slow service at times, but they try their best! The atmosphere is great, everybody's dining and having a great time! Make sure to try the Zipps or Golden Wings. They're delicious and cooked just right so that the outside is crispy.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Kona Grill is a fantastic place to hangout, people-watch and eat good food. They close kinda early on some nights, but their Happy Hour is fantastic (3-7PM) and (9PM-close). Really affordable and lots of menu options, even on the Happy hour menu! There's usually a line, so be sure to get an OpenTable reservation beforehand. Go during the evening when the sun is going down and sit outside.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Sapporo is a unique Japanese restaurant in Scottsdale that has a wide selection of choices for lunch and dinner. *FOOD* Absolutely fantastic! Whether it is lunch or dinner, they have tasty choices. The appetizer ribs are heaven and taste delicious. They have a special type of sauce that makes it perfect. The fried calamari is crunchy and one of the best that I've had in the Scottsdale area. Again, they have a special type of dipping sauce that tops it all off. There are also tons of sushi and even some that aren't listed on the menu, so be sure to ask! Everything there is amazingly fresh and the food doesn't take too long to come. One plate comes after the other! *DECOR* Sapporo has a big restaurant and it feels very spacious. There are 6 teppans, like Beninhana if that's your thing. The rest of the restaurant, in the middle of the 6 teppans, consists of tables and booths, both very comfortable to stay in for a couple hours. The furniture and other decor is modern and new, especially with the atmosphere, which is very upbeat. There is loud and recent music that plays. It makes everyone want to get up and dance. *SERVICE* The waiters and waitresses always have a smile on their face. Our waiter made many jokes while he was serving us and made the experience great. This isn't the only time the waiter has made us smile. Most of the food comes out pretty quickly. However, when it is very busy, it may take a little while longer. It's always good to call ahead to try and make a reservation, if for dinner. If they're having a slow night, they'll let you know and say that a reservation isn't necessary! Lunch is a lot more peaceful and the music is not as loud, along with quieter chatter.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
The food tastes fantastic and the fries are super crunchy and fresh every time! The restaurant is a little outdated and smells funky occasionally.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago