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With the emergence of a militarized cyber domain that creates the conditions for misperceptions that could lead to inadvertent conflict, why are there no cyber arms control regimes?
Nuala O’Connor from the Center for Democracy and Technology argues that Congress should create a single legislative data-protection mandate to protect individuals’ privacy and reconcile the differences between state and federal requirements.
A new database of state-sponsored cyber operations brings more clarity to how states use cyberspace to promote their interests.
The United States has led the world in innovation, but China is closing the gap. A CFR Task Force says that the United States needs an ambitious plan of public and private investment in science and technology to keep its edge.
5G networks could revolutionize the digital economy, but with this opportunity come major cybersecurity challenges. A new Council on Foreign Relations Cyber Brief provides recommendations for policymakers.
Cyber Week in Review: August 6, 2020
U.S. agencies release report on Chinese malware tool used for over a decade; TikTok saga continues with likely sale to Microsoft after intervention from President Trump; EU opens antitrust probe into Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit; Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube remove video by President Trump, citing misinformation; and State Department announces expansion of “Clean Network” program targeting Chinese technology.
Cyber Week in Review: July 30, 2020
Report finds election officials vulnerable to phishing emails; Trump administration asks FCC to narrow Section 230 protections for social media sites; Chinese hackers infiltrate Vatican networks prior to high-level talks; House lawmakers grill tech leaders during antitrust hearing; and Hackers target Eastern Europe in anti-NATO disinformation campaign.
Cyber Week in Review: July 23, 2020
Congressional Democrats demand FBI briefing on foreign disinformation campaign targeting 2020 election; DOJ charges Chinese hackers with targeting coronavirus vaccine research; Major Twitter breach likely the work of “SIM swapping” hackers; House of Representative votes to ban TikTok on federal devices; and France effectively bans Huawei 5G equipment by 2028.
Are OTT Platforms Abusing Their Market Power?
The chief executives of some of the world’s most dominant technology companies will appear before the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee on July 27. Congress should press them to operate in ways that adhere to principles of neutrality and non-discrimination that have served the interests of consumers and citizens around the world.
The Failure of Academic Progress in Cybersecurity
Academic progress in cybersecurity studies from a social sciences perspective has been slow. In order to develop as a field, it needs a methodological framework, more developed theories, and collaboration that transcends disciplinary boundaries.
Cyber Week in Review: July 16, 2020
United Kingdom bans Huawei from 5G networks; Germany calls for first-ever use of EU cyber sanctions against Russian hackers; EU court sides with Apple on tax dispute; The United States, UK, and Canada accuse Russian cyber actors of trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research; European Court of Justice strikes down EU-U.S. Data Privacy Shield; and Twitter falls victim to bitcoin scam targeting famous accounts.
To Secure the Election: Tame the Russian Bear in Cyberspace
As the U.S. presidential election approaches, U.S. Cyber Command will have to consider tougher measures to impose costs that change Russia's behavior in cyberspace.
Cyber Week in Review: July 9, 2020
TikTok leaves Hong Kong as U.S. tech companies announce moratoriums on requests for user data; France says it will not ban Huawei but will encourage 5G telecoms to avoid it; Internal audit finds Facebook policies were “significant setbacks for civil rights;” and Deutsche Telekom faces political pressure from German lawmakers over Huawei relationship.
The Road Toward Agonistic Pluralism for International Cyber Norms
International cooperation on cyber norms should acknowledge that geopolitical conflicts and national interests are here to stay. Only by providing these with a constructive and creative space for agonistic pluralism can states truly prevail over polarization and fragmentation.