Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Justin Sherman

Data Brokers Are a Threat to Democracy

Unless the federal government steps up, the unchecked middlemen of surveillance capitalism will continue to harm our civil rights and national security.You’ve probably never heard of Acxiom, but it likely knows you: The Arkansas firm claims to have data...

Russia’s Failure to Throttle Twitter Isn’t a Sign of Weakness

Widely cast as an indication of frailty, the Kremlin’s bungled crackdown shows the lengths it will go to to control the Russian internet.As thousands of Russian citizens in over a hundred cities mobilized in support of opposition leader Alexey...

Biden Faces a Steep Challenge to Unite Democracies on Tech

With tech policy, sorting the world into democratic and authoritarian buckets is far trickier than it sounds. In a February 19 speech at the Munich Security Conference, delivered virtually from the White House, President Joe Biden declared,...

The Line Between Digital Trade and Security Is Always Blurry

Internet regulators around the world conflate the two, which strains international relations. On the Biden administration’s first full day in office, three Chinese state-owned telecommunications firms asked to be relisted on the New York Stock Exchange. The...

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