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  • AI and the Coming of the Surveillance State
    by Staff on September 19, 2019 at 11:44 am

    9/19/19 Surveillance state Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Artificial Intelligence (AI) used to be the stuff of science fiction, but is now making its presence felt in both the private and the public domains. In an important new study — The Global Expansion of AI Surveillance – Steve Feldstein of the Carnegie Endowment writes: read mor

  • I Researched Uighur Society in China for 8 Years and Watched How Technology Opened New Opportunities – Then Became a Trap
    by Guest Writer on September 19, 2019 at 11:42 am

    9/19/19 Surveillance state Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The Uighurs, a Muslim minority ethnic group of around 12 million in northwest China, are required by the police to carry their smartphones and IDs listing their ethnicity. read mor

  • Determining the Who, Why, and How Behind Manipulated Media
    by Staff on September 19, 2019 at 11:41 am

    9/19/19 Truth decay Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The threat of manipulated multi-modal media – which includes audio, images, video, and text – is increasing as automated manipulation technologies become more accessible, and social media continues to provide a ripe environment for viral content sharing. The creators of convincing media manipulations are no longer limited to groups with significant resources and expertise. Today, an individual content creator has access to capabilities that could enable the development of an altered media asset that creates a believable, but falsified, interaction or scene. read mor

  • Lack of Evaluation in Countering Violent Extremism May Increase Terror Threat
    by Staff on September 19, 2019 at 11:41 am

    9/19/19 Counterterrorism Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments A lack of evaluation of the impact of countering violent extremism (CVE) and counter-terrorism (CT) efforts may actually be increasing the threat and risk of terrorism, a new studypoints out. Researchers say that national and international agencies’ efforts to counter terrorism and violent extremism have lacked two key ingredients - a clear and coherent theory of how individuals change and consistent evaluation of evidence of their changing attitudes. read mor

  • Countering Coercion in Cyberspace
    by Staff on September 19, 2019 at 11:40 am

    9/19/19 Cyber coercion Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments What is cyber coercion, and how have states used cyber operations to coerce others? Based on unclassified, open-source material, the authors of a new RAND report explore how four states — Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea — have used cyber operations, and whether that use constitutes cyber coercion. read mor

  • The Complications of Counting Casualties after Natural Disasters
    by Staff on September 19, 2019 at 11:38 am

    9/19/19 Disasters Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments There are many gray areas when collecting data on how and why people died in a disaster. A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine study that is now underway aims to identify best practices for collecting, recording, and reporting death and illness data during and immediately after large-scale weather disasters. read mor

  • Constitution Day 2019: The Hidden Domestic Surveillance Crisis
    by Staff on September 19, 2019 at 11:33 am

    9/19/19 Perspective Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments As we mark the 232nd anniversary of the signing of America’s governing charter in 1787, we have ample evidence that it continues to be violated by the federal officials charged with upholding it. read mor

  • Changing Weather Could Put Insurance Firms Out of Business
    by Staff on September 19, 2019 at 11:33 am

    9/19/19 Perspective Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The fiercer storms which a changing climate produces could soon come to British shores, paralyzing trade for days. This is an example of the costs that fossil-fuel emissions may bring. read mor

  • Will Artificial Intelligence Imperil Nuclear Deterrence?
    by Staff on September 19, 2019 at 11:33 am

    9/19/19 Perspective Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Nuclear weapons and artificial intelligence are two technologies that have scared the living daylights out of people for a long time. These fears have been most vividly expressed through imaginative novels, films, and television shows. read mor

  • California Fire Stories | Hackable Medical Information | Russia FBI hack, and more
    by Staff on September 19, 2019 at 11:32 am

    9/19/19 Our picks Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 The Saudi-Oil Attacks Aren’t Game-Changing. They Show How the Game Has Changed (C. Anthony Pfaff, Defense One) International norms and laws on proxy warfare encourage bad behavior. It’s time to change that. read mor

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