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A Hikvision surveillance camera is seen on the Drum Tower in downtown Beijing, China June 19, 2019. Picture taken June 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo

Cyber Week in Review: November 15, 2019

Angela Merkel urges European Union to reclaim control over data; Suspected Chinese hackers target U.S. manufacturing industry group; Brazil to break ranks with United States on Huawei, says Chinese ambassador; UK’s Labour Party suffers two cyberattacks and a privacy gaffe; and Chinese surveillance company Hikvision advertises racial profiling technology. Read More

November 14, 2019

Digital Policy
Reviewing a Multi-Polar Tech World in 2019: China, United States, and EU-Japan

While multilateral efforts to establish standards governing emerging technologies have attracted publicity, the reality is that countries continue to pursue their own technological initiatives globally. The United States, European Union (EU), Japan, and China are doing so according to their own competitive advantages. Other countries need to observe these trends closely to understand the forces shaping global technology governance.

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November 8, 2019

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: November 8, 2019

Twitter suspends terrorist group accounts, backtracking from former exceptions; Russia strives for sovereign internet with uncertain future; The United States and Taiwan hold first joint cyberwar exercise; Dutch chipmaking supplier delays shipment to Chinese semiconductor manufacturer; and India’s space agency is the latest victim of suspected North Korean cyberattack.

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November 3, 2019

Cybersecurity
China Is Moving Quickly on 5G, but the United States Is Not Out of the Game

China’s 5G rollout is happening quickly, causing some to worry that the United States is losing in a race for the next generation of communications technologies. However, this does not paint the complete picture. The United States can succeed in many areas of technological competition with China. In order to accomplish this, it must promote research and development and domestic manufacturing in technology areas judged to be critical to national security and ensure fair competition.

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