Technology, Economics, And Governance News Roundup | August 19-26
Wed, 09/14/2022 – 06:19
This week, China’s military exercises seek to intimidate, the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant avoids a meltdown, Russia cuts off external information flows online, Mudge Zatko files a complaint against Twitter for weak security, and CISA prepares to fight against post-quantum vulnerabilities. Additionally, HII wins an $826 million defense contract to develop new technologies, a16z explores a decentralized management model, and Snap settles with Illinois over a privacy lawsuit.
Industrial Policy & International Security
How China could choke Taiwan | The New York Times
China has built up the People’s Liberation Army to take Taiwan if peaceful unification does not happen. The military exercises earlier in August were meant as a political signal of confidence in its ability to encircle Taiwan as opposed to practicing a full-scale blockade operation. If implementing a real blockade, China would need hundreds more ships, aircraft, and missiles to control the sea and airspace, and it would deploy its more advanced weapons systems. Cyber operations and information warfare would also be used to control communications infrastructure and the flow and content of information. While the PLA drills did not mimic a full-scale …read more
Source:: Hoover Institution