Garrett Hinck is a PhD student in political science at Columbia University, studying international relations and the political economy of security. He was previously a research assistant with the Technology and International Affairs and Nuclear Policy programs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
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The May 7 indictment of a Chinese national and unnamed conspirator for hacking and stealing data from nearly 80 million customers of the health care company Anthem in 2015, which researchers previously linked to Chinese state-sponsored actors, is the latest iteration of a four-year U.S.
Chinese telecom giant Huawei sued the U.S. government in Texas federal court on Thursday, reports NPR. The suit alleges that the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) violates the bill of attainder clause by prohibiting U.S. federal agencies from purchasing Huawei equipment or contracting with the company. Lawfare posted Huawei’s complaint.
The U.N. panel charged with developing rules to govern cyberspace (formally called the Governmental Group of Experts, or GGE) failed to make a consensus report last June for its 2016-17 meeting. After five previous efforts successfully agreed on guidance for the U.N.
President Donald Trump will tell North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the U.S. will not make significant concessions such as lifting economic sanctions before Pyongyang dismantles its nuclear program, the Wall Street Journal reported. U.S. officials said a key point of disagreement between the U.S. and North Korea is the timeline for sanctions relief and denuclearization.
Is vital internet infrastructure at risk from new Russian naval capabilities? NATO’s military leadership has warned in recent months that the Russian navy is aggressively probing undersea communications cable networks.
On Thursday, the Senate passed the bill reauthorizing the FISA Section 702 surveillance program for another six years. Emma Kohse summarized the bill. Susan Hennessey and Jack Goldsmith argued that even those wary of President Trump’s loose commitment to the rule of law should support the reauthorization.