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Nikhil Sonnad


DHS Alters Immigrant ‘Risk-Assessment System’ to Recommend Detention Every Time

The system takes in information about an immigrant—criminal history, work status, likelihood of fleeing—and suggests whether to detain or release them.


‘Indo-Pacific’ Is the Trump Administration’s New Name for Asia

Why it matters: Chinese media and leaders pay a lot of attention to fine details like this.

Science & Tech

Here’s How Countries Like China, Russia Control Online Dissent

Look at the physical systems that make up internet infrastructure, and you find a network that is a lot more centralized than you might think.

Science & Tech

China Warns Its Soldiers: Wearable Tech Could Leak Secrets

The Chinese military said fitness trackers and watches could send private and strategic data to hackers who've gained access to the vulnerable devices.