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Digital Authoritarianism Is Rising In The Middle East

quoting Larry Diamondvia Foreign Policy In Focus
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Emboldened by Donald Trump, U.S. allies are leading the charge toward greater authoritarianism in the region.

In the News

Deepfake Videos May Have Unwitting Ally In US Media

quoting Amy Zegartvia The Hill
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Deepfake videos are likely to pose a grave threat to the 2020 election, unless the media adopts stringent policies to distinguish real videos from sophisticated forgeries, experts say.


Jamil Jaffer: Protecting Elections From Interference

interview with Jamil Jaffervia Bloomberg
Monday, August 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer discusses election security including vote manipulation, as well as overt and covert influence via social media.

In the News

Federal 'Hack Back' Bill Back On Table, But Critics Wary Of Blind Spots

quoting Herbert Linvia CIO Dive
Monday, August 12, 2019

The latest iteration of the bipartisan bill is challenging how private entities respond to cyberattacks.

Analysis and Commentary

Our Lax Cybersecurity Policies Put Our Elections And Our Data At Risk

by Andrew Grottovia CNN Business
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Our national discussions about cybersecurity and privacy follow a frustrating pattern: a headline-grabbing incident like the recent Capital One breach occurs, Congress wrings its hands and policymakers more or less move on. So it is no surprise cybersecurity hasn't been much of a focus as the race to the 2020 presidential election heats up.

In the News

Review: How China Is Shaping California Skylines And American Democracy

featuring Larry Diamondvia Datebook (San Fransisco Chronicle)
Monday, July 22, 2019

Larry Diamond has studied democracy for 40 years. He’s seen governments in every conceivable state of health, and he’s not easily alarmed.


Playing With Fire On Election Security

by Larry Diamondvia The American Interest
Friday, July 26, 2019

If one foreign power continues to shred, on an ever-more daring basis, the integrity and inviolability of our electoral process, other foreign powers will draw lessons and follow. And they won’t all be pitching in on the Republican side.

Analysis and Commentary

Shoshana Zuboff On Surveillance Capitalism

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, July 29, 2019

Shoshana Zuboff of Harvard University talks about her book Surveillance Capitalism with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Zuboff argues that the monetization of search engines and social networks by Google, Facebook, and other large tech firms threatens privacy and democracy.

In the News

Facebook's Ex-Security Chief Details His 'Observatory' For Internet Abuse

featuring Alex Stamosvia Wired
Thursday, July 25, 2019
When Alex Stamos describes the challenge of studying the worst problems of mass-scale bad behavior on the internet, he compares it to astronomy.

Alex Stamos: Former Facebook Chief Security Officer On Election Security And Digital Threats

interview with Alex Stamosvia NPR
Thursday, July 25, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Alex Stamos talks about efforts to shore up election security.


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