Book cover of Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence by Amy Zegart
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Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence

A riveting account of espionage for the digital age, from one of America’s leading intelligence experts

Spying has never been more ubiquitous—or less understood. The world is drowning in spy movies, TV shows, and novels, but universities offer more courses on rock and roll than on the CIA and there are more congressional experts on powdered milk than espionage. This crisis in intelligence education is distorting public opinion, fueling conspiracy theories, and hurting intelligence policy. […Learn More]

Book cover of The Shadow War: Inside Russia's and China's Secret Operations to Defeat America by Jim Scuitto
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The Shadow War: Inside Russia’s and China’s Secret Operations to Defeat America

Are we losing a war few of us realize we’re fighting?

Jim Sciutto, CNN’s Chief National Security Correspondent, reveals the invisible fronts that make up 21st century warfare, from disinformation campaigns to advanced satellite weapons.

Poisoned dissidents. Election interference. Armed invasions. International treaties thrown into chaos. Secret military buildups. Hackers and viruses. Weapons deployed in space. China and Russia (and Iran and North Korea) spark news stories by carrying out bold acts of aggression and violating international laws and norms. Isn’t this just bad actors acting badly? […Learn More]

Book cover of The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power by Jacob Helberg
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The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power

From the former news policy lead at Google, an urgent and groundbreaking account of the high-stakes global cyberwar brewing between Western democracies and the autocracies of China and Russia that could potentially crush democracy.

From 2016 to 2020, Jacob Helberg led Google’s global internal product policy efforts to combat disinformation and foreign interference. During this time, he found himself in the midst of what can only be described as a quickly escalating two-front technology cold war between democracy and autocracy. […Learn More]

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Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat

The inside story of how America’s enemies launched a cyber war against us-and how we’ve learned to fight back

With each passing year, the internet-linked attacks on America’s interests have grown in both frequency and severity. Overmatched by our military, countries like North Korea, China, Iran, and Russia have found us vulnerable in cyberspace. The “Code War” is upon us. […Learn More]

Book cover of Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation Is Arming Tomorrow's Terrorists by Audrey Kurth Cronin
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Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation Is Arming Tomorrow’s Terrorists

Never have so many possessed the means to be so lethal. The diffusion of modern technology (robotics, cyber weapons, 3-D printing, autonomous systems, and artificial intelligence) to ordinary people has given them access to weapons of mass violence previously monopolized by the state. In recent years, states have attempted to stem the flow of such weapons to individuals and non-state groups, but their efforts are failing. […Learn More]

Book Cover of The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare by Christian Brose
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The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare

For generations of Americans, our country has been the world’s dominant military power. How the US military fights, and the systems and weapons that it fights with, have been uncontested. That old reality, however, is rapidly deteriorating. America’s traditional sources of power are eroding amid the emergence of new technologies and the growing military threat posed by rivals such as China. America is at grave risk of losing a future war. […Learn More]

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This is How They Tell me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race

From The New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth, the untold story of the cyberweapons market-the most secretive, invisible, government-backed market on earth-and a terrifying first look at a new kind of global warfare.

Zero day: a software bug that allows a hacker to break into your devices and move around undetected. One of the most coveted tools in a spy’s arsenal, a zero day has the power to silently spy on your iPhone, dismantle the safety controls at a chemical plant, alter an election, and shut down the electric grid (just ask Ukraine). […Learn More]

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Deepfakes: The Coming Infocalypse

Everything you need to know about “deepfakes” and what could become the biggest information and communications meltdown in world history.

In a world of deepfakes, it will soon be impossible to tell what is real and what isn’t. As advances in artificial intelligence, video creation, and online trolling continue, deepfakes pose not only a real threat to democracy — they threaten to take voter manipulation to unprecedented new heights. […Learn More]