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CFR experts investigate the impact of information and communication technologies on security, privacy, and international affairs.

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump walk off with fellow leaders after a family photo session at the G20 leaders summit. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

How Should Democracies Confront China’s Digital Rise? Weighing the Merits of a T-10 Alliance

Democracies should ask themselves whether forming yet another elite club of wealthy states represents the best means to counter China’s and fellow authoritarians’ digital rise. Read More

Automating Mental Health: The Global Promise and Peril
The use of algorithmic and data-driven technology in mental health care has expanded rapidly, posing new challenges for public governance. 
Cyber Week in Review: November 20, 2020
Asia forms RCEP trade bloc; U.S. military buys location data originating from apps; Huawei to sell honor business; CISA Director Chris Krebs fired; and Canada calls out China, Russia, Iran and North Korea.
  • Cybersecurity
    New Entries in the CFR Cyber Operations Tracker: Q3 2020
    An update of the Council on Foreign Relations' Cyber Operations Tracker for the period between July and September 2020.
  • Technology and Innovation
    Revisiting Section 230: The Implications Are International
    In reconsidering the provision, it is important to be mindful of the risk of overcorrections and unintended consequences.
  • Cybersecurity
    Cyber Week in Review: November 13, 2020
    EU announces Amazon antitrust charges; New EU regulations on surveillance tech; China debuts potential anti-monopoly rules; New regulations for telecoms providers in the Netherlands; and What is happening with TikTok?
  • Cybersecurity
    Widening the Aperture on the Study of Internet Control
    Internet control is more than just an authoritarian problem. It invades the openness of democratic societies as well.
  • Election 2020
    Defending the 2020 Election: It’s Not Time to Celebrate (Yet)
    Although the election appears to have gone smoothly from a cybersecurity standpoint, there is still time for adversaries to undermine the peaceful transition of power.
  • Election 2020
    Cyber Week in Review: November 6, 2020
    "Just another Tuesday on the internet;" Social media platforms flag numerous posts from President Trump; U.S. Cyber Command reveals global threat hunting operation before election; TikTok wins legal victory, but U.S. Department of Commerce promises to “vigorously defend” ban; and U.S. Air Force Purchases Chinese Drones.
  • Election 2020
    Election Security 2020
    In the weeks leading up to the 2020 election, technology firms and the U.S. government took steps to prevent and combat election interference in cyberspace. Nonetheless, there were still a handful of incidents.