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Technology, Economics, And Governance News Roundup | January 20 – 27

Technology, Economics, And Governance News Roundup | January 20 – 27
Rachel Moltz
Wed, 02/01/2023 – 13:43
This week’s edition covers the US and Germany’s decision to supply Ukraine with tanks, the US-Israeli military exercise in the Mediterranean, increasing pressure to ban TikTok in the US, the FBI’s takedown of ransomware gang, Hive, and Trump’s return to Facebook. Additionally, Wi-Fi can track movement inside buildings, the University of Texas launches an online master’s program in AI, and Senator Lummis proposes greater transparency as an alternative to Section 230 reform.

Industrial Policy & International Security

Ukraine Under New Missile Barrage as Russia Warns West About Tank Pledges | Wall Street Journal

On Thursday, Russia launched over fifty-five missiles targeted across Ukraine, forty-seven of which were brought down by Ukraine’s air defenses. The missile strikes represent a continued Russian strategy to damage energy infrastructure during the winter and weaken morale. In anticipation of new Russian offenses, President Zelensky welcomed the joint decision by the US and Germany to supply Ukraine with M1 Abrams and Leopard 2 tanks, respectively. This decision opens the door for Poland, Canada, and others to contribute German-made tanks. Britain has also issued a verbal commitment to deliver its Challenger …read more

Source:: Hoover Institution


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