As China Hacked, U.S. Businesses Turned A Blind Eye

Technology theft and other unfair business practices originating from China are costing the American economy more than $57 billion a year, White House officials believe, and they expect that figure to grow. Yet an investigation by NPR and the PBS television show Frontline into why three successive administrations failed to stop cyberhacking from China found […]

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Julian Assange: A Life Above the Rule of Law

The arrest of Julian Assange in London on April 11 is a victory for the rule of law. Whatever one believes of the purported nobility of his ideology that governments and persons he does not like should be subject to information warfare under the guise of targeted “transparency,” Assange and his allies and enablers have […]

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Cyber Warfare In The Grey Zone: Wake Up, Washington

WASHINGTON: The entire US government — not just the Pentagon — needs to wake up to the intertwined threats of cyber warfare and political subversion, Army and National Security Agency officials say. It’ll take a major cultural change to get the whole of government to compete effectively in the grey zone between peace and war. […]

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Global Consequences of Escalating U.S.-Russia Cyber Conflict

Cyber conflicts involving state actors are quickly becoming a geopolitical reality. Perhaps the most cited example, the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, is a continued source of conflict in U.S.-Russia relations. The story took another turn last October when the U.S. Cyber Command conducted an offensive cyber operation against the Internet Research […]

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Smart Devices Used by Abusers for Digital Gaslighting

For an abuser, domestic abuse is an expression of power over a weaker victim. A typical abuser revels in exerting control over all aspects of the victim’s life, such as finances, communication, employment, and interactions with friends and family members. Many domestic abusers often “gaslight” their victims, accusing the victim of perceiving reality in the […]

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America’s Defense Establishment: Too Big to Succeed

The United States has a problem: it has a military-industrial complex built on assumptions about international security dating from the last century. Despite maintaining a larger defense budget than the next 10 countries behind it, the United States has been painfully slow to respond to the new, relatively cheap, threats of the 21st century. Our […]

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Utah man, a former federal intelligence officer, pleads guilty to trying to give classified military information to China

A Utah man who once served as a case officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency has pleaded guilty to trying to spy on the United States on behalf of China. As part of the plea agreement, Syracuse resident Ron Rockwell Hansen, 59, will likely spend 15 years in federal prison, according to a news release […]

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