French President Emmanuel Macron’s new cyber initiative is a welcome framework for negotiations on values and norms of behavior in cyberspace.
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Temple Mount Protests Wind Down, New Ceasefire in Libya Complicates Peace Effort, Hajj Gets Caught in Gulf Crisis, and Lebanon’s PM Makes Pitch in DC
Two weeks of protests appear to be ending in Jerusalem, France pushes through a ceasefire in Libya but peace remains elusive, Saudi Arabia and Qatar trade accusations of politicizing the pilgrimage to Mecca, and Lebanon’s Saad Hariri lobbies Washington.
Using location coordinates and other intelligence supplied by French special forces to hunt down high-value French targets, Iraqi artillery and ground troops have killed French nationals fighting for ISIS during the battle to drive the extremist group from Mosul, Iraq.
A recent Wall Street Journal article alleges that the French have given Iraqi forces a list of some thirty French nationals who have risen to prominence in the ranks of the Islamic States, and have asked the Iraqis to locate and kill those men.
Tonight’s vote was not only a victory for Macron. It was also a normalization of a party that for much of its existence has belonged to the lunatic fringe.
The unregulated collection, retention and dissemination of personal data—for example, personal data strategically used in campaigns to “micro-target” undecided voters—can also make the underlying election vulnerable to foreign influence.
A new European pushback against China's South China Sea policies.
Google is pushing back against the European Union’s right to be forgotten.
As the U.S. Congress considers encryption legislation, the French Parliament continues to move forward its own efforts to regulate decryption assistance in crimial and terrorism investigations.
French President Holland is abandoning a constitutional amendment to enshrine emergency powers and strip citizenship from convicted terrorists. However, he is increasing military personnel.