Exploits are code that gives hackers or malware undue powers within a computer system. The past decade saw a spectacular rise and fall in the market for these digital weapons, temporarily stoking fears about what supply chains might look like in cyberwar.
Human traffickers operate by erasing the identities of their victims, making them easier to transport and harder to locate and save. Biometrics, by giving each person a fixed and immutable identity, presents an opportunity to put a serious dent in global trafficking networks.
“The digitization of banking has radically transformed what it means to rob a financial institution. North Korea, a country strapped for cash and with little to lose, is leading the world when it comes to the emerging art of cyberheists.”
Russia needs a distinct worldview that it can use to rationalize alliances both near and far. With the rise of geopolitical homophobia, LGBT people are becoming the tools and victims of Russia’s new “traditional values” system.
In the final article of a three part series, we explore what norms govern cyber attacks, retaliatory or otherwise, within the realm of international conflict.
The 2018 Helsinki Summit, held between Russia and the United States, indicates a pivot towards Russia by the Trump administration. In this article Junior Research Fellow Adam Zivo shares his thoughts on why that matters and what American Russophilia might mean for the future of Europe.
Black Mirror is an anthology series that explores the relationship between humanity and technology. Each episode takes us to a near-future world that often demonstrates the disturbing potential of today’s innovations. Season four includes the episode “Metalhead,” in which our anxieties regarding intelligent, autonomous drones is examined.