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    What You Can Do to Help Stop Truth Decay

    Mar 29, 2022

    Truth Decay, the diminishing role of facts in American public life, isn't a problem that any one person can fix. But there are simple steps that individuals can take to help counter it.

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    How to Avoid Extremism on Social Media

    May 3, 2022

    Extremist groups have been trolling the internet for decades, and they have learned to temper their words and disguise their intentions. A new scorecard can help users—or parents, or advertisers, or the social media companies themselves—understand when they might be interacting with extremist content.

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    Opening of the European Cybercrime Centre — a Journey Begins

    While the opening of the EC3 at Europol, in line with our first-choice scenario, is very welcome, our study uncovered a range of risks that the EC3 will need to confront if it is to tackle cybercrime in a more coordinated and effective manner, writes Neil Robinson.

    Jan 11, 2013

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    Cybercrises Can Be Managed with Multiple Strategies

    The chances are growing that the United States will find itself in a crisis in cyberspace. Such crises can be managed by taking steps to reduce the incentives for other states to step into crisis, by controlling the narrative, understanding the stability parameters of the crises, and trying to manage escalation if conflicts arise from crises.

    Jan 3, 2013

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    Examining Europe's Policy Options to Foster Development of the 'Internet of Things'

    The Internet of Things (IoT) may challenge conventional business, market, policy and societal models. This research aims to inform a consistent European policy stance capable of fostering a dynamic and trustworthy IoT that meets these challenges.

    Dec 31, 2012

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    Rapid Acquisition and Fielding for Information Assurance and Cyber Security in the Navy

    The U.S. Navy requires an agile, adaptable acquisition process that can field new IT capabilities and services quickly. Successful rapid acquisition programs in the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps offer lessons for the Navy as it develops its own streamlined processes for computer network defense and similar program areas.

    Dec 21, 2012

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    Google's Eric Schmidt: 'Free Speech Matters'

    During a discussion with Reuters West Coast Bureau Chief Jonathan Weber at RAND's Politics Aside event, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt discusses YouTube and the internet, and how Google's position on free speech, privacy, and user-generated content resonates globally.

    Dec 10, 2012

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    Journal Article

    Impact of the Data Protection Review on EU Innovation and Competitiveness

    This rapid evidence assessment of the innovation and competitiveness impacts of the EU's proposed General Data Protection Regulation considers a variety of perspectives and identifies several impacts and areas for improvement.

    Dec 1, 2012

  • Jonathan Weber interviews Eric Schmidt about "The New Digital Age" Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at the RAND Politics Aside event in Culver City.(High Res Version)


    Google's Eric Schmidt on How Petraeus Resignation Highlights Online Privacy Battle

    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says there's a fight going on to save personal privacy on the web, and General Petraeus' resignation illustrates just some of the issues we face. Schmidt talks with Reuters West Coast Bureau Chief Jonathan Weber at RAND's Politics Aside event.

    Nov 20, 2012

  • Jonathan Weber interviews Eric Schmidt about "The New Digital Age" Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at the RAND Politics Aside event in Culver City.(High Res Version)


    Google's Schmidt Decries 'Balkanizing' of Internet

    Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, told the opening session of the RAND Corporation's Politics Aside event Thursday evening that he is 'terribly worried' about the prospect of 'balkanizing' the internet.

    Nov 16, 2012

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    Crisis and Escalation in Cyberspace

    In a presentation at the Google LAX Office, Martin Libicki, Adjunct Management Scientist, RAND Corporation, discusses the evolving field of cyberwarfare, and the form of crisis and escalation in the context of cyberspace.

    Nov 15, 2012

  • Report


    Ofcom: The effectiveness of converged regulation

    The main focus of this research was to provide an assessment of the success with which Ofcom has delivered regulatory outcomes by comparing them with other national communications regulators in other countries.

    Aug 15, 2012

  • Journal Article

    Incentives and Barriers of the Cyber Insurance Market in Europe

    ENISA conducted a study identifying possible causes inhibiting the cyber-insurance market in Europe and investigating incentives to kick-start its development.

    Jun 28, 2012

  • Report

    Future Internet Public-Private Partnership Can Help Europe Be More Competitive

    Europe has been slower than the U.S., Korea, or Japan to capture the full benefits of the Internet economy. Investing in new technologies and applications has considerable economic potential for Europe, but only if some tough choices are made and barriers to EU international competitiveness can be overcome.

    Jun 19, 2012

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    The Case for a Cyber-Security Safety Board: A Global View on Risk

    Innovative approaches are needed to break the current stalemate of information sharing and to build a solid and reliable evidence base on the state of cyber-security, writes Neil Robinson.

    Jun 18, 2012

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    Paul Baran Named Internet Hall of Fame Pioneer

    Paul Baran, who helped develop the building blocks of the Internet during the 1960s while working as a researcher at the RAND Corporation, was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. He was honored posthumously in the Pioneers Circle with others who were instrumental in the early design and development of the Internet.

    Apr 25, 2012

  • Report

    Exploring How the EU Should Establish a Cybercrime Centre

    After visiting EU high tech crime units, conducting interviews with stakeholders, and holding a scenario-based workshop, RAND Europe researchers determined that a European Cybercrime Centre hosted by Europol would bring together input from several different entities and drive a common approach to tackling cybercrime.

    Mar 27, 2012

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    Cyberspace Is Not a Warfighting Domain

    Cyberspace has become the new high ground of warfare, the one domain to rule them all and in the ether bind them, which, as this essay will argue, is the wrong way to view cyberspace and what militaries can do by operating within it.

    Jan 1, 2012

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    Journal Article

    Cyber Policy: Institutional Struggle in a Transformed World

    When it comes to cyber security, the world today is not the future that U.S. policy promised when cyber security first appeared on the national agenda well over a decade ago.

    Jan 1, 2012

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    Is al Qaeda's Internet Strategy Working?

    The immediate risks posed by al Qaeda's online campaign do not justify attempting to impose controls that could be costly to enforce and produce unintended consequences. However, the situation warrants continued monitoring for signals of new dangers.

    Dec 6, 2011

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    Computers, the Internet and Medical Education in Africa

    This study aimed to explore the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in undergraduate medical education in developing countries.

    May 1, 2010

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    2015: A connected and diversified Europe: eIDM Vision Paper

    This paper determines what demands and requirements there may be for a pan-European electronic Identity Management (eIDM) framework in 2015 and which services are likely to be developed on this infrastructure.

    May 19, 2009