In this edition of the Editors’ Forum, the program editors at the NAOC explore to what extent and under which conditions we should use COVID-19 tracking apps.
Black Lives Matter protests have captured the news media’s attention lately. Governments have also been observing these mass movements using sophisticated surveillance technology usually reserved for military applications. Chloé Ketels unpacks some of the ethical implications of governments’ utilization of this technology for domestic security purposes.
Tiffany Kwok takes a look at the increasingly sophisticated deepfake technology, and explores the implications of its ease of access.
The world of blockchain holds great power and potential to boost efficiency of all societal processes. This efficiency is however also met with decentralization of power- an element actors will have to get used to.
For the past twenty years the internet has become more and more embedded in the lives of millions of people. This change has not just been taking place in affluent developed countries, but has rather spread to many developing countries as well. In fact, the gap is narrowing in terms of the number of […]
In order to stay relevant and effective, international organizations and alliances must adapt to present-day challenges. While an organization’s broad mandate and purpose will generally stay the same over time, its objectives and instruments are often revised due to the constantly changing state of international relations. A recent development that has substantially altered global affairs […]
Digital security has become an issue of extreme importance for the international community. Unleashing untapped potential with increasingly efficient, accessible, and customizable technological means has opened up a multitude of opportunities for both societal and human development. In turn, simultaneously being established are the heightened odds of privacy invasion, data collection, and faster data transmissions […]