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No, the White House Did Not Create a Color Coded Alert System for Cyber

by Robert Knake Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Obama NCCIC cyber cfr net politics U.S. President Barack Obama speaks next to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson (L) at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Virginia, January 13, 2015. (Larry Downing/Reuters)

Yesterday, the White House released a new policy document on the management of cyber incident response. The document, Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 41, captures over a decade of lessons learned on how federal agencies respond to cyber incidents. It is clear about what federal agencies will do (as well as what they will not do) and sets up a series of mechanisms for coordinating federal action with private companies.

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Cyber Week in Review: July 22, 2016

by Adam Segal Friday, July 22, 2016
Cyber cfr net politics twitter turkey A person holds a phone displaying a Twitter error message in front of Turkish national flag in March 2014. That year, Turkey's courts blocked access to Twitter a little over a week before elections as then Prime Minister Erdogan battled a corruption scandal that saw social media awash with alleged evidence of government wrongdoing. (Dado Ruvic/Reuters)

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed:

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Why Democrats and Republicans Should Oppose Data Localization

by Guest Blogger Wednesday, July 20, 2016
CFR Cyber Net Politics Data Localization RNC DNC Campaign 2016 A journalist records a video on floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 18, 2016. (Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters).

Anupam Chander is Martin Luther King, Jr. Research Professor and Director of the California International Law Center at UC Davis School of Law. He is the recipient of a Google Research Award supporting related research.

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A Summer Reading List for the Digitally (or Cyber) Inclined

by Adam Segal Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Cyber Net Politics CFR Summer Reading The best way to read a book about surveillance is on the beach, disconnected from the world. (Flickr user Mark Strozier).

Summer is a great time to catch up on that massive list of books and articles you have been meaning to read but never quite got around to. Fortunately, Net Politics is here to remind you which books about digital and cyber issues you should read first. Reading a non-fiction book about tech issues along with your protective tinfoil hat will make you the envy of everyone on the beach.

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Leadership Change at Chinese Internet Regulator

by Guest Blogger Wednesday, July 13, 2016
China Internet Net Politics CFR Cyber Lu Wei, director of the Central Leading Group for Internet Security and Informatization—China's top cyber policymaking body—speaks at the World Economic Forum held in Tianjin, PRC September 2014. (Courtesy of the World Economic Forum)

Lincoln Davidson is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. 

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Cyber Diplomacy with Africa: Lessons From the African Cybersecurity Convention

by Guest Blogger Thursday, July 7, 2016
CFR Cyber Net Politics An overview of the 50th anniversary African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as seen on May 25, 2013. (State Department).

Mailyn Fidler is a Marshall Scholar studying international relations at the University of Oxford. You can follow her on Twitter @mailynfidler. 

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