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GeoTech Cues

Feb 15, 2022

At the nexus of technology and security: Biometrics at the border

By Seth Stodder, Thomas S. Warrick

In November 2020, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a proposed rule to expand biometric processing to all non-US citizens and remove port limitations on the use of biometrics in the exit environment. The proposal has drawn a flurry of comments, both positive and negative with multiple privacy and immigrant-advocacy organizations raising objections to the continuation of CBP’s use of facial biometrics.

Americas Security & Defense

GeoTech Cues

Feb 9, 2022

The ecosystemization of Russia’s Big Tech

By Maxwell Kushnir

There is an increasingly visible phenomenon within Russia's Big Tech scene: the pursuit of horizontal monopolization of the internet, or 'ecosystemization.'

Digital Policy Financial Regulation

GeoTech Cues

Jan 28, 2022

Cybersecurity in service delivery

By Andrés de Jongh

As in any era of exponential growth, the speed at which benefits are created for society is closely followed by potential threats that must be guarded against. Cyber risks pose a threat to the efficient delivery of key services and to the personal information of individual citizens. Service delivery is rapidly becoming more digital on the infrastructure front, but the range of electronic government solutions that have been deployed is even broader.

Technology & Innovation
example of health technology with test tubes

GeoTech Cues

Dec 22, 2021

How DNA-reading technologies promise to boost social and economic trust

By Borja Prado

The expansion of non-medical uses of DNA-reading technologies promises to unleash the immense benefits of bio-technologies in our societies, while expanding the public’s trust in its capabilities.

Economy & Business Resilience & Society

GeoTech Cues

Dec 17, 2021

The next step in community-centric service delivery

By Andrés de Jongh

Communities are evolving; as is the data they generate, so government service delivery must evolve as well. Richer data comes with a wide array of opportunities and a proportionate number of risks. Therefore, the future of digital government and centric service delivery requires a comprehensive roadmap that takes into account each area’s starting point, resources, and objectives.

Technology & Innovation

GeoTech Cues

Dec 8, 2021

Postpandemic letdown and western disarray

By Mathew Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler, Kaisa Oksanen, and Ossi Piironen

After a spurt of inclusive growth, in which most segments saw gains, all the prepandemic structural problems resurfaced, particularly the inequalities that had grown worse under the pandemic.

China Cybersecurity

GeoTech Cues

Dec 8, 2021

Europe in a bipolar tech world

By Mathew Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler, Kaisa Oksanen, and Ossi Piironen

With no sign of Beijing backing down, the US administration lays out a strategy for restructuring NATO to be targeted on Russia and China, combining its allies from Asia and Europe into an enlarged, redefined alliance.

China Cybersecurity

GeoTech Cues

Dec 8, 2021

Counting the costs of technonationalism and the balkanization of cyberspace

By Mathew Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler, Kaisa Oksanen, and Ossi Piironen

While it started as a well-meaning effort to prevent disinformation and propagation of violent extremism, the increasing regulation began to fracture the Internet into at least three largely separate regimes, reinforcing the forces of technonationalism and protectionism.

China Cybersecurity

GeoTech Cues

Oct 26, 2021

How public trust survives in the era of automation

By Borja Prado

Automation has the potential to displace millions of jobs, while creating new ones. Drastic shifts in the labor market should offer both hope and caution; they will impact each nation’s economy significantly, and alter the demand for skills in employees, but may also stir social structures and affect citizens’ trust in their respective governments, public institutions, and the private sector. How should global leaders react?

Future of Work Political Reform

GeoTech Cues

Oct 1, 2021

Building smarter military bases for climate resilient communities

By Kiran S. Jivnani, Inkoo Kang

To properly cope with climate-related dangers, the military must be able to future-proof its installations to defend themselves against twenty-first-century threats, specifically by capitalizing on the use of smart technologies.

Climate Change & Climate Action Security & Defense