Artificial intelligence will change the world. Because so many people and companies believe this, AI and the entire technological ecosystem in which it functions are highly valuable to private-sector organizations and nation-states. That means that nations will try to identify, steal, and corrupt or otherwise counteract the AI and related assets of others, and will use AI against each other in pursuit of their own national interests.
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The Russian Foreign Ministry’s Twitter account tweeted on Thursday:
On Monday, the Justice Department unsealed a criminal complaint and supporting affidavit against Mariia Butina, a Russian national, for conspiring to act as a foreign agent in violation of
Editor's Note: This post contains the text of a speech that Sen. Mark Warner (D.-Va.) delivered on Friday, June 8 at the National Security Agency’s 29th annual Law Day.
Good afternoon. Thank you, Glenn, for that generous introduction and thank you all for the warm welcome. I am delighted to be here and want to thank NSA for hosting Law Day.
On Wednesday morning, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Judge T.S. Ellis III presided over opening arguments in the espionage trial of former U.S. intelligence officer Kevin Mallory. Last summer, a grand jury returned an indictment against Mallory for turning over classified information to aid a foreign power in violation of the Espionage Act and lying to the FBI about it.
On Jan. 15, FBI agents arrested Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a former CIA case officer, and charged him with unlawful retention of classified information.
On Jan. 17, cybersecurity and software vendor Kaspersky Lab filed for a preliminary injunction against the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) order designating the company’s software as an “information security risk” and banning its use on federal systems. What follows is a summary of the facts underlying the Kaspersky litigation, the terms of the DHS order, and the application for the preliminary injunction.
Factual Background and the DHS Order
The FBI has arrested former CIA agent Jerry Chun Shing Lee. The New York Times reported Tuesday evening that Lee is suspected of providing classified information to the Chinese government that helped Beijing dismantle American spy networks in China.
Below is an excerpt from a piece that appeared on our Foreign Policy feed earlier today.