Category: Homeland Security News

Domestic terrorismBiden Administration ‘Going after Violence’ in Crackdown on Domestic Terrorism By Jeff Seldin Published 9 February 2021 White House and Pentagon officials are defending decisions to conduct in-depth reviews of the dangers posed by domestic extremists in the United States, pushing back against criticism that the measures will result in a so-called political litmus

IncitementGermany: Hate Speech, Threats against Politicians Rise By Ben Knight Published 9 February 2021 Three weeks after a neo-Nazi was convicted of murdering regional governor Walter Lübcke. In answer to a parliamentary information request from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, the Interior Ministry reported that 1,534 crimes against politicians, party members or party

ARGUMENT: China strategyThe U.S.’s China Strategy Needs New Tools Published 9 February 2021 Chinese state capitalism caught U.S. policymakers flat-footed. While far from perfect, the “China model” is dramatically reshaping global industry through the concentrated power of economic tools like subsidies, market protection, forced technology transfer and economic espionage. .” Jordan Schneider and David Talbot

DeepfakesDeepfake Detectors Can Be Defeated, Researchers Show for the First Time Published 9 February 2021 Systems designed to detect deepfakes —videos that manipulate real-life footage via artificial intelligence—can be deceived, computer scientists showed. Researchers showed detectors can be defeated by inserting inputs called adversarial examples into every video frame. The adversarial examples are slightly manipulated

IncitementGermany: Hate Speech, Threats against Politicians Rise By Ben Knight Published 9 February 2021 Three weeks after a neo-Nazi was convicted of murdering regional governor Walter Lübcke. In answer to a parliamentary information request from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, the Interior Ministry reported that 1,534 crimes against politicians, party members or party