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September 18, 2017

Russia
Matryoshka dolls Bashing Facebook Is Not the Answer to Curbing Russian Influence Operations

Scapegoating Facebook is an easy way to explain the relative success of Russia's influence operations during the U.S. election in 2016. However it distracts from more fundamental questions on how ele…

September 13, 2017

India
Aadhaar The Implications of India’s Right to Privacy Decision

Last month, India's Supreme Court affirmed that the country's constitution enshrines a right to privacy. The implications of the decision will reverberate around the world.

August 30, 2017

European Union
Germany's Cyber and Information Space command Europe’s Patchwork Approach to Cyber Defense Needs a Complete Overhaul

Europe's approach to cyber defense is a mix of good intentions, guidelines, and an alphabet soup of organizational acronyms. If the EU wants to be taken seriously, its cyber defense efforts need an o…

August 28, 2017

Robots and Artificial Intelligence
Ex Machina The Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities to Artificial Intelligence

The tech world hopes that artificial intelligence (AI) will make our lives easier, but are they paying enough attention to its inherent cybersecurity vulnerabilities?

August 21, 2017

Digital Policy
Bundestag Protecting Democracy from Online Disinformation Requires Better Algorithms, Not Censorship

New laws in democratic countries that force social media platforms to remove disinformation will encourage autocratic countries to do the same, with devastating effects on human rights.

August 14, 2017

Brazil
Michel Temer Protest Brazil’s Internet Is Under Attack, Again

The Brazilian government has launched a consultation on the future of CGI.br, the body that sets internet policy in the country. Some fear that the Temer administration is trying to gut it.

June 26, 2017

Germany
Bundestag Germany’s Misguided Social Media Law Is a Minefield for U.S. Tech

U.S. tech firms have always found the European market a tricky one to navigate. Germany's new social media law is the latest challenge they will have to overcome.

August 9, 2017

China
Robots in China Beijing’s AI Strategy: Old-School Central Planning with a Futuristic Twist

China's new artificial intelligence strategy is a signal that Beijing wants to be a leader in AI. How it gets there is a different story.

August 7, 2017

Elections and Voting
Twitter Artificial Intelligence Has the Power to Destroy or Save Democracy

Artificial intelligence has helped politicians get elected, but what effect is it having on democracy?

May 10, 2017

Japan
Izumo Adam Liff: Seventy Years of Shifting Goal Posts

This blog post is part of a series entitled Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?, in which leading experts discuss the prospects for revising Japan’s postwar constitution. Adam P. Liff is ass…