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The Republican House intelligence committee majority has defaulted on its obligation to conduct oversight of the executive branch. The consequences are many.
Proponents of the CLOUD Act argue that the bill will streamline procedures for cross-border data access while maintaining protections for privacy and civil liberties. But the bill risks placing human rights activists, religious minorities, and others in danger.
Some questions raised by Russian implants in U.S. networks, and U.S. implants in foreign networks.
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Our latest data on which institutions the public trusts and mistrusts to protect the country’s security.
The D.C. Circuit will hear oral argument on Moath Hamza Ahmed al-Alwi’s latest challenge to his detention at Guantanamo Bay on Tuesday: here’s the current state of the proceedings.
One Piece at a Time: The ‘Accumulation of Events’ Doctrine and the ‘Bloody Nose’ Debate on North Korea
An analysis of the role that the “accumulation of events” doctrine may play in the debate over the legality of a possible “bloody nose” strike on North Korea.
For consumers, not taking steps to improve their cybersecurity probably depends on not understanding what to do and how effective measures are. The real problem is that the “investment” is too high, not that the “return” is too low.
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In its response to Russia’s attack, the United Kingdom could use international legal institutions to walk the line between the shortcomings of economic and diplomatic sanctions and outright war.
A newly discovered vulnerability known as CHIMERA could pose a potentially serious national security concern.
Saudia Arabia attacked; Botnets Attack; Berkeley "attacks" ....
Rex Tillerson is out at the State Department, and Mike Pompeo will leave CIA to take his place. The British government blames Russia for a brazen poisoning plot—but President Trump is not so sure. And Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee wrap up their Russia probe. Plus, special guest Scott Anderson tells us about a document so transparent you can’t even see it. Tamara runs for a friend. And Shane is engaged in dangerous drinking.
The Senate intelligence committee is holding a hearing Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. on the nomination of Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone lead the National Security Agency.
The U.S. government can and should use all the tools available to address the threat Kaspersky software poses.
The New York Times has published the White House's unclassified "Report on the Legal and Policy Frameworks Guiding the United States' Use of Military Force for National Security Operations." As Scott Anderson and Alison Murphy noted earlier today on Lawfare, the report notes a previously undisclosed military encounter between U.S. forces and forces associated with the Islamic State on Dec. 6 of last year.
With the nominations of Edward Felten and Jane Nitze to serve on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, the White House has done at least one good deed this week.
The Trump administration has given Congress—and only Congress—an important new war powers report. We tracked it down in hard copy to have a look.
Privacy and human rights groups shouldn’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.