Are Algorithms Threatening Your Freedom of Thought?

Guest: Susie Alegre Freedom of thought — the right to form your own thoughts, keep them private and to not be persecuted for your thoughts alone — is one of the most fundamental human rights. This right, recognized in the

Connecting the Unconnected: the Promise of Low Earth Orbit Satellites

Guest: Dan York Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites such as Starlink have been credited with helping Ukraine in the Russo-Ukrainian conflict. Their promise extends beyond military reconnaissance to everything from in-flight Internet access to disaster recovery, but challenges remain. Even

Reality Checking the Metaverse

Guest: Enza Iannopollo The metaverse is already here.  Companies like Meta, Alphabet, Apple, Microsoft, Nike, Nvidia, Epic Games and even SK Telecom have invested heavily. Thus far, even with 400 million users, the metaverse is still in its infancy.  The

Everyday Chaos

For centuries, humans sought to control their future, by anticipating the possibilities and planning accordingly. This model, conditioned on observations and experience – does not work as well in a chaotic and unpredictable world dotted with Black Swan events. How

Ups and Downs of User Generated Content

User Generated Content, known as UGC, has changed the media landscape and business models. UGC includes anything from video, images, text, blogs, and even audio. It has launched protest campaigns, provided eyewitness accounts of major events, been monetized by influencers

Evolution and Disruption of Cybercriminal Gangs

Cybercriminal gangs have evolved into fully-fledged for-profit enterprises that bank on our increasing dependence on digital access to profit handsomely with little to no repercussions.  Cybercrime costs $600 billion – or close to 1.0% of global GDP-  and that number

The Good Web

Globally there are 4 billion people who use social media an average of two hours and 30 minutes a day.  At the same time, social media has been simultaneously praised and denounced in equal measure for its influence on society.

Innovating in a Secret World

The US national security and military complex has fostered scientific and technological innovations to gain and maintain the United States’ security and strategic advantage over its adversaries. Yet as technology and models for innovation have evolved, the means by which

Global security lessons from the Ukraine war

Guest: Chuck Brooks Ukraine has become ground zero for a new kind of war: a hybrid war that blends conventional warfare and cyberwarfare with tactics such propaganda, fake news, and even foreign electoral intervention. In doing so, both sides of the

Bullets or Bytes – the future of warfare

Guest: Rafal Rohozinski The Ukrainian conflict is the world’s first hybrid war. In other words, it is the first international conflict playing out on both the battlefield as well as cyberspace.  Despite fears about Russia’s prowess in cyber offense capabilities,