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Apple should give access to terrorist’s iPhone

Apple should give access to terrorist’s iPhone

(22th Feb 2016) Darren Hayes argues in The Guardian that Apple has a powerful legal and moral obligation to assist the U.S.  Darren Hayes argues in The Guardian that Apple has a powerful legal and moral obligation to assist the U.S. government by giving it access to...

Chinese intensify expansionism in South China Sea

Chinese intensify expansionism in South China Sea

(22th Feb 2016) Expansionist China is militarizing the South China Sea. The latest example: It has deployed surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the Paracel chain, close to Vietnam and along some of the world’s most important shipping lanes. Expansionist...

DNI: China Continues Cyber Espionage

DNI: China Continues Cyber Espionage

(15th Feb 2016) China is continuing to conduct cyber espionage operations against the United States, and Beijing’s commitment to a U.S.-China cyber agreement is questionable, the director of national intelligence told Congress on Tuesday. China is continuing to...

Iranian hackers target U.S. dam

Iranian hackers target U.S. dam

(March 14th 2016) In a reminder of the vulnerability of physical infrastructure to cyber-attacks,  the Obama administration will publicly attribute a 2013 cyber-attack against a New York State dam to Iranian hackers, say U.S. officials familiar with the investigation,...

Ezra Vogel discusses the G7 Summit, Japan, China, cyber-security

Ezra Vogel discusses the G7 Summit, Japan, China, cyber-security

(March 14th 2016) Here are online remarks and a Q&A with Ezra Vogel, the Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus at Harvard, a world-renown expert on East Asia and a member of The Boston Global Forum (BGF).  He is probably best known for his work...

A fight over ads,  encryption and law enforcement

A fight over ads,  encryption and law enforcement

(March 14th, 2016) The battle between parts of the U.S. private sector and government officials over the tension between privacy and law enforcement goes on.   Politico reported on  California Sen. Dianne Feinstein “criticizing technology companies for preventing...