After six months of escalating police violence and protester resistance, matters in Hong Kong have come to a head. Now is the time for Washington to ensure that all sides know that the United States stands with those struggling for freedom, democracy, dignity, and the rule of law.
Angela Merkel urges European Union to reclaim control over data; Suspected Chinese hackers target U.S. manufacturing industry group; Brazil to break ranks with United States on Huawei, says Chinese ambassador; UK’s Labour Party suffers two cyberattacks and a privacy gaffe; and Chinese surveillance company Hikvision advertises racial profiling technology.
While multilateral efforts to establish standards governing emerging technologies have attracted publicity, the reality is that countries continue to pursue their own technological initiatives globally. The United States, European Union (EU), Japan, and China are doing so according to their own competitive advantages. Other countries need to observe these trends closely to understand the forces shaping global technology governance.
Twitter suspends terrorist group accounts, backtracking from former exceptions;Russia strives for sovereign internet with uncertain future; The United States and Taiwan hold first joint cyberwar exercise; Dutch chipmaking supplier delays shipment to Chinese semiconductor manufacturer; and India’s space agency is the latest victim of suspected North Korean cyberattack.