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Xi Jinping attends a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Samarkand, Uzbekistan in September 2022. Sergey Bobylev/Reuters

Cyber Week in Review: September 30, 2022

Facebook takes down influence operations; UN elects new ITU head; Russian APTs use hacktivists as cover; Proton VPN pulls out of India; rumors of fake coup in China spread. Read More

Technology and Innovation
Artificial Intelligence and Democratic Values: Next Steps for the United States
China and the European Union have both moved to create comprehensive artificial intelligence policy. U.S. policymakers should move forward the AI Bill of Rights to keep pace.
What Are the Implications of the Cyber Dimension of the China-Taiwan Crisis?
China's actions in cyberspace after Speaker Pelosi's visit to Taiwan have been relatively muted. However, there are a number of ways China could use cyberspace in the run up to a conflict in Taiwan.
Cyber Week in Review: August 12, 2022
U.S. sanctions Tornado Cash; Samsung invests $3.3 billion in Vietnam; Biden signs CHIPS and Science Act; Greek Prime Minister rocked by spying scandal; China investigates microchip fund.
  • Technology and Innovation
    The Importance of International Norms in Artificial Intelligence Ethics
    Artificial intelligence has arrived as a multi-purpose tool. The United States and its allies need to do more to establish norms and ensure AI is used in a way that does not harm human rights.
  • Cybersecurity
    Justice Department’s Russia Indictment Reminds to Look Beyond Online Influence
    Russian interference in U.S. elections through cyberspace has been a major source of concern for U.S. officials, but they should also ensure the United States is prepared for non-digital influence operations.
  • Cybersecurity
    Cyber Week in Review: August 4, 2022
    Pelosi visits Taiwan; Facebook allows spread of misinformation in Kenya; Probe into police use of Pegasus ends; Hackers steal $190 million in cryptocurrency; U.S. and Ukraine announces greater cybersecurity cooperation.
  • Cybersecurity
    New Entries in the CFR Cyber Operations Tracker: Q2 2022
    An update of the Council on Foreign Relations' Cyber Operations Tracker for the period between March and June 2022. 
  • Technology and Innovation
    Cyber Week in Review: July 29, 2022
    New cybersecurity requirements for pipelines; U.S. and Saudi Arabia sign new agreement; CAC fines Didi $1.2 billion; FBI investigation into Huawei publicized; CHIPS Act passed by Senate.
  • Technology and Innovation
    Why States Need an AI Education Agenda–Now!
    The United States needs to invest more in AI education. States should make AI education a priority, expand general AI education in elementary school, and request federal resources to supplement their educational offerings.
  • Cybersecurity
    Cyber Week in Review: July 22, 2022
    Tech companies accused of allowing Russian propaganda; Alibaba executives called in for questioning; DHS accused of misusing location data; House passes NDAA; China accused of hacking Belgian Ministry of Defense.