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The flags of China and the United States are displayed in front of the Forbidden City on November 9, 2017, in Beijing. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

US, China meeting this week to talk AI safety, risks

The Tuesday discussions in Geneva will cover “areas of concern” and “views on the technical risks,” per an administration official.
Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, Jen Easterly, Director of the Homeland Security Department’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and FBI Director Christopher Wray testify before the House (Select) Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party Committee on Capitol Hill on January 31, 2024 in Washington, DC. The Committee heard from intelligence officials on China’s Cyber threat to the United States. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

FBI director warns of China’s preparations for disruptive infrastructure attacks

Wray indicated the FBI sees China as a more imminent threat to U.S. infrastructure as hacking groups like Volt Typhoon position resources for disruption ahead of a…
The street artist Andrea Villa installs an anti-war poster depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden on April 16, 2024 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Stefano Guidi/Getty Images)

After a sleepy primary season, Russia enters 2024 U.S. election fray

Russian influence operations have picked up steam in the past two months, according to a Microsoft report.
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Confetti flies over the stage and crowd as Taiwan’s president-elect from the Democratic Progressive Party, Lai Ching-te, speaks to supporters at a rally at the party’s headquarters on January 13, 2024 in Taipei, Taiwan. Lai was among the politicians targeted by AI-generated propaganda. (Photo by Annice Lyn/Getty Images)

Chinese hackers turn to AI to meddle in elections

Beijing’s influence operations are experimenting with synthetically generated content to carry out influence operations, per Microsoft report.
Security guards wait at an entrance before the second plenary session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 7, 2024. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Chinese hackers target family members to surveil hard targets

To surveil security conscious politicians and dissidents, hackers linked to Beijing are increasingly targeting their spouses and relatives. 
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