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CFR experts investigate the impact of information and communication technologies on security, privacy, and international affairs.

Africans Want Cross-Border Data Access Reform, But They Might Get Left Out

by Guest Blogger Wednesday, October 26, 2016
CFR Cyber Net Politics MLAT Africa A women checks a message on her mobile phone in Epworth, east of the capital Harare, Zimbabwe, August 11,2016. (Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters).

Mailyn Fidler is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. You can follow her @mailynfidler

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Net Politics Podcast: Tom Kalil

by Karen Kornbluh Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, talks during the Asteroid Initiative Industry and Partner Day at NASA Headquarters in June 2013. (NASA/Bill Ingalls).

In this latest episode of the Net Politics podcast, I sat down with Tom Kalil, deputy director for policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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For the People and By the People: Shaping Norms for the Internet of Things

by Guest Blogger Monday, October 17, 2016
A prototype of Google's self-driving vehicle during a media preview of Google's prototype autonomous vehicles in Mountain View, California September 29, 2015. (Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters).

Susan Ariel Aaronson is a research professor and cross-disciplinary fellow at George Washington University. Ethan Wham is social media consultant and a member of the greater Washington, DC chapter of the Internet Society.

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A Web of Trust: Toward a Safe, Secure, Reliable and Open Internet

by Guest Blogger Wednesday, October 12, 2016
CFR Cyber Net Politics Security cameras are seen on a building at the Bund in front of the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai March 6, 2015. (Aly Song/Reuters)

This is an excerpt of Look Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Treachery and Trust Online by Fen Osler Hampson and Eric Jardine published by CIGI Press. You can find it now on Amazon.

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After Attributing a Cyberattack to Russia, the Most Likely Response Is Non Cyber

by Adam Segal Monday, October 10, 2016
CFR Cyber Net Politics Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) chairs a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia on September 21, 2016. (Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Druzhinin via Reuters).

Almost four months after the cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike claimed that two Russian hacker groups were behind the theft of data from computers at the Democratic National Committee and other political organizations, the U.S. government has publicly attributed the attacks to Russia. In a joint statement from the Director of National Intelligence and Department of Homeland Security, the intelligence community declared that it was “confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations.” Read more »