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Interviews

Former Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice On Huawei And Security Risks

interview with Condoleezza Ricevia CNBC
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Condoleezza Rice discusses Huawei and the serious problem of intellectual property theft with China.

Interviews

Darrell Duffie: Facebook Announces Plans For Libra, Its Own Cryptocurrency

interview with Darrell Duffievia WESM 91.3 FM
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Darrell Duffie discusses Libra, Facebook's new crypto-currency.

Analysis and Commentary

A Method For Establishing Liability For Data Breaches

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Last month, the First American Financial Corporation—which provides title insurance for millions of Americans—acknowledged a cybersecurity vulnerability that potentially exposed 885 million private financial records related to mortgage deals to unauthorized viewers. These records might have revealed bank account numbers and statements, mortgage and tax records, Social Security numbers, wire transaction receipts, and driver’s license images to such viewers. If history is any guide, not much will happen and companies holding sensitive personal information on individuals will have little incentive to improve their cybersecurity postures. Congress needs to act to provide such incentives.

In the News

News Industry Hopes To Leverage Tech Antitrust Crisis For Financial Gain

quoting Jamil Jaffervia Townhall
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A hearing begins today on Capitol Hill, led by Rhode Island Democrat David Cicilline who chairs the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, to examine the effect Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook have on the news industry following an explosive study indicating Google made $4.7 billion off the news in 2018.

In the News

Drone Technology A Threat To All

quoting John Villasenorvia American Free Press
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

When remote-controlled flying drones closed London’s Gatwick Airport in 2018, it was a clear warning that a new threat era had emerged, requiring urgent action. It was, in fact, a threat that had been developing for more than a decade with signs as far back as 2010 that over-the-counter drones would become available and that their fast-changing capabilities would outstrip efforts to counter them unless there was a major plan by governments to invest heavily in anti-drone technologies. Today, the threat is not only confined to kids or terrorists flying drones into airspace over airports.

Analysis and Commentary

The Devil Is In The Device, Not The Platform

by Chirantan Chatterjee mentioning George P. Shultz, Condoleezza Rice, Joseph Nye, Niall Fergusonvia The Hill
Monday, June 10, 2019

With the buzz around 2020 U.S. elections building, and an election in another large democracy, India, just concluded, it is time for societies to place more of an emphasis on mobile phone regulation than they do on social media.

Featured

Free Speech Is In Free Fall In Silicon Valley

by Niall Fergusonvia Niall Ferguson
Sunday, June 9, 2019

I am old enough to remember when Twitter billed itself as “the free-speech wing of the free-speech party”. Heck, I can even remember John Perry Barlow’s hippie-libertarian “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” — a place “where anyone, anywhere, may express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular, without fear of being coerced into silence or conformity”.

Amy Zegart on American attitudes toward torture
In the News

Obama And Russian Collusion

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Washington Times
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul provided new clues recently about a controversial open-mic comment in 2012 by President Obama, widely viewed as secret collusion to limit U.S. missile defenses.

Interviews

Secretary George Shultz: Thinking About the Future

interview with George P. Shultzvia Commonwealth Club
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz discusses his newest book, Thinking About the Future.

In the News

Trying To Decide Whether Social Media Has Biases

quoting Adam J. Whitevia Gulf News
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Conservatives remain convinced that the tech industry is biased against them. They point to evidence that Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube are staffed disproportionately by liberals, a fact that nobody seriously denies.

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