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  • How a “Political Astroturfing” App Coordinates Pro-Israel Influence Operations
    by Staff on August 25, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    8/25/19 Perspective: Digital disinformation Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Pro-Israel messages broadcast during 4-5 May Hamas terror attacks and IDF air strikes offer new insights into reach of the Act.IL app’s social media manipulation The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has long been a global battle, fought by hundreds of proxies in dozens of national capitals by way of political, economic, and cultural pressure. As the internet has evolved, so have the tools used to wage this information struggle. read mor […]

  • The Internet Freedom League: How to Push Back Against the Authoritarian Assault on the Web
    by Staff on August 25, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    8/25/19 Perspective: Authoritarian challenge Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The early days of the Internet inspired a lofty dream: authoritarian states, faced with the prospect of either connecting to a new system of global communication or being left out of it, would choose to connect. According to this line of utopian thinking, once those countries connected, the flow of new information and ideas from the outside world would inexorably pull them toward economic openness and political liberalization. read mor […]

  • Facebook, Google, Twitter and the “Digital Disinformation Mess”
    by Staff on August 25, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    8/25/19 Perspective: Digital disinformation Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments >The preliminary results of Facebook’s long-awaited “bias” audit are out. The key takeaway? Everyone is still unhappy. read mor […]

  • How a Struggling Coffee Market Pushes Guatemalans North
    by Staff on August 25, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    8/25/19 Perspective: Cofee & migration Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments read mor […]

  • “Offshore Processing” in Guatemala: A Deeper Look at the U.S. Asylum Deal
    by Staff on August 25, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    8/25/19 Perspective: Third-state havens Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments For more than twenty years, a little-noticed provision of U.S. law allowing for the transfer of asylum seekers to a third country for processing lay dormant, until late last month when the United States and Guatemala signed an agreement that essentially replicates Australia’s so-called “offshore-processing” system. read mor […]

  • The Amazon Fires Are More Dangerous Than WMDs
    by Staff on August 25, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    8/25/19 Perspective: Climate crisis Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments When Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidential election last year, having run on a platform of deforestation, David Wallace-Wells asked, “How much damage can one person do to the planet?” Bolsonaro didn’t pour lighter fluid to ignite the flames now ravaging the Amazon, but with his read mor […]

  • Countries Most Exposed to Climate Change Face Higher Costs of Capital
    by Staff on August 25, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    8/25/19 Perspective: Climate crisis Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments In East Africa millions of people are suffering from a prolonged drought. Deadly typhoons are wreaking havoc in Vietnam. Honduran coffee-farmers are seeing their crops wither in the heat. Poor countries have less capacity than rich ones to adapt to changing weather patterns, and tend to be closer to the equator, where weather patterns are becoming most volatile. As the world heats up, they will suffer most. read mor […]

  • We Need to Ban More Emerging Technologies
    by Staff on August 25, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    8/25/19 Perspective: Emerging technologies Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments read mor […]

  • Hackers Could Have Breached U.S. Bioterrorism Defenses for Years, Records Show. We’ll Never Know Whether They Did
    by Staff on August 25, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    8/25/19 Perspective: Biothreats Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The Department of Homeland Security stored sensitive data from the nation’s bioterrorism defense program on an insecure website where it was vulnerable to attacks by hackers for over a decade, according to government documents reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. read mor […]

  • Data May Point to Second Blast at Russian Test Site
    by Guest Writer on August 23, 2019 at 11:46 am

    8/23/19 Nuclear accidents Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Researchers at a Norwegian institute believe that there may have been two explosions, not one, at the Russian naval test site on the White Sea earlier this month, an incident that killed at least five people and raised new questions about Russia’s weapons research. read mor […]

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