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Beijing’s Global Media Influence

According to a report released by Freedom House, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is advancing its multibillion-dollar global campaign to use “covert, coercive, and potentially corrupt” ways to influence public opinion through mass media as well as maintain both its overseas policy priorities and its power in China. However, local...

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Trends in Extremist use of 3D-Printed Guns

In The Future is Now: The Use of 3D-Printed Guns by Extremists and Terrorists, the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET) examines a rising trend in cases of extremists, terrorists, or paramilitaries making, or attempting to make, 3D-printed guns. According to the article, “while we have already seen their...

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Using Artificial Intelligence Against Online Harms

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a report to Congress warning about using artificial intelligence (AI) to combat online harms, which include fraud, impersonation scams, fake reviews and accounts, bots, media manipulation, illegal drug sales and other illegal activities, sexual exploitation, hate crimes, harassment and cyberstalking, and misinformation campaigns aimed...

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GAO Releases Strategic Plan for 2022-2027

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released the GAO 2022-2027 Strategic Plan: Goals and Objectives for Serving Congress and the Nation. Published every four years, this report guides the agency’s efforts to help legislators oversee federal operations and address the most important national issues facing our society and government....

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2021 Internet Crime Report

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released its annual report for 2021. Their 2021 Internet Crime Report outlines information related to the 847,376 complaints of suspected cybercrime, with reported losses at $6.9 billion, that they received throughout the year. According to IC3 data, phishing scams, non-payment/non-delivery scams, and...

GNET Survey on Research Community-Tech Industry Engagement: Exploring the Role of Technology and Violent Extremism

The Global Network on Extremism & Technology has released GNET Survey on the Role of Technology in Violent Extremism and the State of Research Community – Tech Industry Engagement, a new survey that explores role of the internet and social media in violent extremism.   The report begins with a brief literature review which provide...

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Combating Ransomware: Key Recommendations from the Ransomware Task Force

Ransomware, a cybercrime in which attackers remotely compromise computer systems until a ransom is given, is posing an increasing risk to national security. These attacks can potentially cripple critical government infrastructure, disrupt schools and businesses, shut down hospital systems and other institutions, withhold and/or expose private data, and are on...

Terrorism and Technology: The Role of Drones

The Association of the United States Army recently published The Role of Drones in Future Terrorist Attacks, which investigates the relationship between technological advancements and terrorism. More specifically, the paper focuses on how terrorists can use drones to benefit their cause by increasing the effectiveness of their operations. Drones have...

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QuickRoute Navigation App Now Available for First Responders

On March 5, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced the release of QuickRoute, a navigation application geared especially for first responders.  Three years in the making, the highly anticipated app “addresses more challenges than a typical GPS application, including narrow lanes, inclement weather,...

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National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Releases Final Report

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) recently released their Final Report which finds the U.S. government is not adequately prepared “to defend the United States in the coming AI era” and needs to “invest substantially more resources in AI innovation to protect its security, promote its prosperity, and...