Barr’s Redaction Process, cont’d

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Attorney General William Barr testified at length last week, in the House and the Senate, about his ongoing process of redacting the Mueller Report in anticipation of sharing it with Congress and the public this Thursday.  There was nothing especially new or groundbreaking in those parts of his testimony.  Barr did, however, say one thing […]

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WikiLeaks and the Lost Promise of the Internet

Julian Assange’s story is also the story of how the utopian possibilities of the internet turned into something much bleaker and more frightening.

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One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority

In a major ethical leap for the tech world, Chinese start-ups have built algorithms that the government uses to track members of a largely Muslim minority group.

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Data Collection Standards in Privacy Legislation: Proposed Language

A standard on collection should be rooted in recognized principles on collection of personal information and add some general guideposts to inform the application of the principles in the infinitely …

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Australia’s New Social Media Law Is a Mess

The post-Christchurch law creates new offenses and liability, including imprisonment and huge fines for failing to take down violent content. But it is riddled with ambiguities.

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Real Problems with ‘Fake News’

Bottom Line Up Front In India, the world’s largest democracy, politics continue to be disrupted by ‘fake news’ and deliberate disinformation campaigns targeting the nation’s elections. ‘WhatsApp’ is used by more than 200 million Indians and plays a central role in the spread of false news while also feeding hyper-nationalistic rhetoric. Because WhatsApp messaging … Continue reading “Real Problems with ‘Fake News’”

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Is Huawei a ‘Foreign Power’ or an ‘Agent of a Foreign Power’ Under

A surprise Justice Department filing in a case charging Huawei with bank fraud and sanctions avoidance provides a rare glimpse into the larger question of Huawei’s relationship to China’s …

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Citing ‘Fake News,’ Singapore Could Be Next to Quash Free Expression – Just Security

Singapore seems poised to further the troubling transnational trend of using “fake news” as a pretext to suppress free expression and dissent.

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