Technology, Economics, And Governance News Roundup | July 29 – August 5
Mon, 08/08/2022 – 16:40
A weekly digest of the latest news and research related to the work of the Technology, Economics, and Governance Working Group. Topics covered in the digest include cybersecurity, domestic regulation, innovation, international competition, social media disinformation, and the California exodus.
This week’s roundup includes the drone strike killing Ayman al-Zawahri, Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit, proposals to regulate crypto as a digital commodity, ambitious EV tax credits, and DISA’s move to include SIPRNet in a zero trust architecture pilot project. Additionally, Ghost Security raises funding to deliver modern app and API security solutions, Britain’s Conservative Party response to ballot vulnerabilities, Meta’s leadership goes virtual, and Alex Jones is penalized with over $50 million in damages for his defamatory Sandy Hook coverage.
Industrial Policy & International Security
The killing of Ayman al-Zawahri: what we know | The New York Times
The CIA led a drone strike operation over the weekend that killed Ayman al-Zawahri, who was instrumental in the 9/11 attacks and inherited al-Qaeda leadership after Osama bin Laden’s death in 2011. After US troops withdrew from Afghanistan, al-Zawahri allegedly moved to Kabul from Pakistan. This …read more
Source:: Hoover Institution