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Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Articles On: Equifax, Fraud, IP, Debt Crisis, Overseas Lending, and France

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Saturday, February 15, 2020

This section highlights articles and reports on the harmful impacts of the commercial and economic policies employed by the Chinese Communist Party.

Cyber and Information Technology

Articles On: 5G Threat, Canada, Telecommunications, Trade Secrets

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Chinese Communist Party seeks to control information technology as a means to shape and censor the communications and opinions of its own people, as well as the communications of individuals beyond China's borders.

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How the suspected Equifax hackers covered their tracks

via CyberScoop
Friday, February 14, 2020

Even for U.S. law enforcement, the Equifax hack was different.

by Jeff Stone

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The Digital Dictators: How Technology Strengthens Autocracy

via Foreign Affairs
Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Stasi, East Germany’s state security service, may have been one of the most pervasive secret police agencies that ever existed. It was infamous for its capacity to monitor individuals and control information flows. By 1989, it had almost 100,000 regular employees and, according to some accounts, between 500,000 and two million informants in a country with a population of about 16 million. 

by Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Erica Frantz, and Joseph Wright

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Is There An Antitrust Crisis In Big Tech?

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, October 12, 2020

Democrats in the House of Representatives come after the digital economy with an unwise, unfocused report.

In the News

California Wildfires, Hurricanes, And Biden

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia The Independent
Saturday, October 10, 2020

California has had massive wildfires for millennia. Hurricanes have been pummeling our Gulf and Atlantic coasts for just as long. Scientists of all political persuasions agree.

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OECD Talk -- Rebuilding Institutions In The Wake Of Covid-19

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Friday, October 9, 2020

Friday morning I had the pleasure of participating in a session at the OECD, as part of their program on Confronting Planetary Emergencies - Solving Human Problems. I had the tough job of following brilliant remarks by Acting CEA chair Tyler Goodspeed and Ken Rogoff, and discussing great questions all starting at 5 AM.

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Solutions For Curtailing Gerrymandering Could Include Artificial Intelligence

quoting Charles Blahousvia KSHB
Friday, October 9, 2020

One of the most contentious battles in politics isn’t just the current battle for the White House, it’s also the upcoming battle over who could ultimately end up in the halls of Congress and state capitols everywhere, in a process called redistricting.

Cyber and Information Technology

Articles On: Huawei, Covid, TikTok, AI, and Surveillance

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 11, 2020

The Chinese Communist Party seeks to control information technology as a means to shape and censor the communications and opinions of its own people, as well as the communications of individuals beyond China's borders.

Industrial Policies and Economic Espionage

Articles On: SaaS, Decoding, Minerals, Supply Chain, Stock Exchange, Stealing Technology, and Chinese Students

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, October 11, 2020

This section highlights articles and reports on the harmful impacts of the commercial and economic policies employed by the Chinese Communist Party.

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