In our interview, Elsa Kania and Sam Bennett explain what China and Russia have discovered from the American manner of warfighting—and Russia’s fulfillment in Syria. The brief answer: the whole thing. But in place of leaving us boastful, I argue it needs to leave us concerned approximately surprise. Elsa and Sam both attempt to predict where the surprises might come from. Yogi Berra makes an appearance.
In the News Roundup, David Kris explains the Fourth Circuit’s decision to accept a lib/left invitation to make a mistake in regulating stored electronic communications for an era.
And in other litigation, a Trump-appointed decision dismisses a lawsuit towards Silicon Valley’s censorship of the proper. Nate Jones and I agree that, while the selection is extensively constant with regulation, it could spell trouble for Silicon Valley in the long run. That’s because it relies upon an idiosyncratic U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit interpretation of the District’s public accommodation regulation. I speculate that Alabama or Texas, or Mississippi should, without difficulty, draft a law prohibiting discrimination on the premise of viewpoint in public hotels like the Internet.
Nick Weaver and I observe the UN document that North Korea has stolen $571 million, much of it in cryptocurrency. I ask whether the United States Treasury should seize the ones sick-gotten bits. Maybe, says Nick, but it might, in reality, bollix up the arena of cryptocurrency (not that he minds).
I explain why DHS could be rolling out facial scanning technology to a boatload of US airports—and why there’s no hidden privacy scandal in the initiative. Its form makes you marvel approximately their banks and their chocolate: Nick gloats as Switzerland’s proposed Internet vote casting gadget follows his predicted path from questionable to a deep, smoking crater.
Elsa Kania and I contact the Navy Secretary’s willingness to accept scathing criticism of the Navy’s cybersecurity. And Nick and I near attempting to draw classes from the disastrous software and human component interactions on the coronary heart of the Boeing 737 MAX crashes.
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