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Cyber Week in Review: Feb 14, 2020

Department of Justice blames Chinese military hackers for 2017 Equifax attack; Personal data of all Israeli voters leaked; Iran partially shuts down internet to thwart cyberattack; UK to empower regulator to enforce rules on online content; and Federal Trade Commission expands big tech antitrust review to include smaller acquisitions. Read More

February 12, 2020

Technology and Innovation
The Dangers of Manipulated Media in the Midst of a Crisis

While social media companies have made some efforts to address manipulated media—photos, video, or audio that have been edited, distorted, or misappropriated—more needs to be done. Social media companies, researchers, and lawmakers should collaborate to create coherent policies for regulating manipulated media that safeguard civil liberties.

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February 10, 2020

Technology and Innovation
Can the “Maine Model” Bring the Innovation Economy to the Rest of America?

The opening of Northeastern University's Roux Institute in Portland, Maine is a crucial first step in bringing the innovation economy to states that have historically been overlooked by venture capital. In addition to centers that cultivate tech talent, these states also need high levels of capital to fund the fledgling companies that employ graduates.  

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February 7, 2020

Elections and Voting
Cyber Week in Review: Feb 7, 2020

Technical problems delay count in Iowa caucus; Barr proposes U.S. purchase of controlling stakes in Ericsson and Nokia; FCC concludes cell carrier(s) violated law by selling location data; Newly revealed ransomware targets industrial control systems; YouTube to ban some deceptive political content; and Huawei sues Verizon over alleged patent violations.

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