In March 2011, the U.S. computer security company RSA announced that hackers had gained access to security tokens it produces that let millions of government and private-sector employees, including those of defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin, connect remotely to their office computers.
Foreign governments want control of the Internet transferred from an American NGO to an international institution. Washington has responded with a Monroe Doctrine for our times, setting the stage for further controversy.
A congressional panel is highlighting what one member called "abhorrent actions" in China on the part of U.S. software makers, whose Internet search engines in that market are used by Beijing to censor speech and track dissent. Should software companies be expected to enforce democratic notions of free expression or to forego the world's fastest-growing market?
Speakers: Stephen A. Capus, Ken Jautz, David Rhodes, and Benjamin B. Sherwood Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass Presider: Gideon Rose
Executives from NBC News, CBS News, ABC News, and CNN discuss the future of the news media, including the importance of international news coverage, the rise of online news, and the effects of technology on the industry.
This meeting was made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation.
Speakers: Jan Schaffer and Tom Rosenstiel Presider: Megan McArdle
Jan Schaffer and Tom Rosenstiel discuss the future of the international news media, including the proliferation of media outlets, their changing business models, and the effects the new media landscape has on an informed public.
Speakers: Bill Nichols, Vijay Ravindran, and Vivian Schiller Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass Presider: Alberto Ibargüen
Experts discuss how to harness new media technologies to distribute news.
This event was part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary Event and was made possible through the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Ford Foundation.
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