International

White House Tech Chief Calls Europe’s AI Principles Clumsy Compared to U.S. Approach

Analysts disagreed with the assessment, calling the EU white paper a good start for developing a risk-based approach to regulating artificial intelligence.

Coronavirus Is a Data Time Bomb

It will be a long time before we understand what the outbreak did to the global economy.

Encryption and a New Paradigm for Security’s Data-Centric Future

ITAR’s new encryption carve-out paves the way for secure and private collaboration.

Britain and America Have a China Problem

London’s and Washington’s differing assessments of Beijing’s rise point to deeper issues between the two countries.

How Iran's Military Outsources Its Cyber Threat Forces

These intermediaries are loyal to the regime but separate from it.

Defense Pledges to Do a Better Job of Sharing Security Information With Overseas Contractors 

The State Department has yet to respond to an industry association letter expressing concern over contractor safety. 

As Putin Schemes to Extend His Reign, Expect New Forms of Internet Repression

Russia under a president-for-life will likely grow more insular and less open to Western influence.

Iran Is Expanding Its Online Disinformation Operations

Tehran isn’t as practiced as Moscow at purveying propaganda online, but they’re no slouches.

House Passes Trio of 5G Security Bills

Together, the measures aim to promote a safer rollout of the highly-anticipated, next-generation mobile networks.

Government to Restrict Sale of AI for Satellite Image Analysis

Software that can analyze satellite photos would be treated like a weapon.

5G Is Where China and the West Finally Diverge

The rollout of speedy new cellular networks is a geopolitical turning point, but neither Trump nor the public yet recognizes this.

Russia Plans to Cut Off Some Internet Access Next Week

The Dec. 23 test aims to evaluate a system meant to control traffic, veil hackers, and quash dissent.

U.S., Japan Sign International Statement on Quantum Cooperation

The move comes as both nations are making strategic investments to accelerate advancements across the quantum landscape. 

China Has Increasing Sway in U.S. Science, Defense Report Says

Beijing is using better jobs at home, aggressive intelligence agencies, and a greater financial reach to influence American institutions.

Lawmakers Raise Concerns About a China-Led World Intellectual Property Organization 

As WIPO searches for a new leader, U.S. lawmakers worry about China’s nomination. 

What Can Drones Do to Protect Civilians in Armed Conflict?

The United Nations has been trying to figure that out.

Russian Trolls Are Hammering Away at NATO’s Presence in Lithuania

A broad disinformation campaign of fake news and other tricks aims to turn the Baltic nation’s public against the alliance.