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Technology, Economics, And Governance News Roundup | August 5-12

Technology, Economics, And Governance News Roundup | August 5-12
Rachel Moltz
Tue, 09/13/2022 – 14:30
In this week’s edition, the war in Ukraine slows down iron and steel production, Iran and the US consider a final nuclear deal, the FCC denies Starlink a subsidy, the EU opens an embassy in Silicon Valley, and Russian propaganda is spreading among non-english speaking users. Additionally, APIs may be a new vector for cyber attacks, a former Twitter employee spied for Saudi Arabia, and tech policy needs a “regulatory sandbox.”

Industrial Policy & International Security

Russia’s war in Ukraine pushes Ukrainian steel production to the brink | NPR

After agriculture, iron and steel production is Ukraine’s second leading industry. But industrial centers in central and eastern Ukraine are suffering setbacks due to the war. Russian blockades of Black Sea and Azov Sea ports have halted metalworks exports. Zaphorishtal iron and steel works is operating at less than half of its capacity and dialed back blast furnaces to low idle as the city expected an attack by Russian forces. The plant is owned by Metinvest Group, which states that they have enough raw materials to continue operations but are struggling to bring their products to market. …read more

Source:: Hoover Institution


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