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Comments for Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) review of the Telecommunication & Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Bill 2018

Author(s): 
Riana Pfefferkorn
Publication Date: 
October 11, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Comments submitted to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) of the Australian Parliament on the revised draft (20 September 2018 version) of the Telecommunication & Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Bill 2018. Read more about Comments for Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) review of the Telecommunication & Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance & Access) Bill 2018

China is reportedly hacking computer motherboards. The economic fallout could be huge.

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
October 4, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Bloomberg has just published an explosive article claiming that a secret unit in the Chinese military has compromised the motherboards (the systems of chips and electronics that allow computers to work) of servers used by Apple, a bank and various government contractors. Read more about China is reportedly hacking computer motherboards. The economic fallout could be huge.

China is weaponizing online distraction

Author(s): 
Henry Farrell
Publication Date: 
October 1, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Margaret E. Roberts is an assistant professor at the University of California at San Diego and the author of “Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China’s Great Firewall,” a book about the new techniques that authoritarian governments like China are using to censor content. I asked her questions about her book. Read more about China is weaponizing online distraction

Government Hacking Makes Everyone Less Safe

Author(s): 
Jennifer Granick
Publication Date: 
September 13, 2018
Publication Type: 
Other Writing

Last week, the Justice Department filed criminal charges against a North Korean operative for a malware attack that endangered hospital systems and crippled the computers of businesses, governments, and individuals around the world. Americans might be surprised to learn that the software used for this 2017 attack — known as “WannaCry” — was based on a hacking tool created by the U.S. government itself. Read more about Government Hacking Makes Everyone Less Safe

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