1. Who Should You Believe When Chatbots Go Wild? (Wired)

Microsoft and others ask us to ignore their glitchy bots’ pleas for personhood. But we need better explanations—and guardrails.

2. Global Security and the Cyber Workforce Challenge (Diplomatic Courier)

Cybercrime is poised to have a huge 2023, with threats from both state and non-state actors proliferating. We need to fix the cybersecurity workforce shortage-and make smart use of cybersecurity automation-to meet this growing threat, writes Sean Costigan.

3. The impact of social media on the Russia-Ukraine war (Cybernews)

With millions of people worldwide using tech platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to monitor the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, social media has become one of the most effective tools – used by both sides – on the cyber battlefield.

4. A parallel terrain: Public-private defense of the Ukrainian information environment (Atlantic Council)

In the year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the conventional assault and advances into Ukrainian territory have been paralleled by a simultaneous invasion of the Ukrainian information environment. This environment, composed of cyber infrastructure, both digital and physical, and the data, networks, and ideas that flow through and across it, is more than a domain through which the combatants engage or a set of tools by which combatants interact—it is a parallel territory that Russia is intent on severing from the global environment and claiming for itself.

5. How a chatbot has turned Ukrainian civilians into digital resistance fighters (The Economist)

They are using eVorog to gather military intelligence—putting themselves in danger

6. The AI emotions dreamed up by ChatGPT (BBC)

AI chatbots are already imagining what feelings they’ll end up with. But if they did develop them, would we even notice?

7. Cyberattacks, Psychological Distress, and Military Escalation: An Internal Meta-Analysis (Article by Ryan Shandler, Michael L Gross and Daphna Canetti)

To what extent can cyberattacks wreak havoc and terrorize modern society? Until now, this question has revolved around the potential of cyber operations to cause physical destruction or other material harm. In this paper, we propose a broader interpretation. We submit that assessing cyber-threats through the prism of physical destruction has obscured the human dimension of the threat. Instead, we propose calculating the gravity of cyberattacks by measuring psychological distress.

8. Commission presents new initiatives with Gigabit Infrastructure Act Proposal (European Commission)

On 23 February, The Commission presented a set of actions aimed to make Gigabit connectivity available to all citizens and businesses across the EU by 2030.

9. Narrative Warfare (Atlantic Council)

To research this report, the Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) identified recurring pro-Kremlin narratives over two timeframes: the 2014–2021 interwar period and the seventy days leading up to the 2022 invasion. For the interwar period, we reviewed more than 350 fact-checks of pro-Kremlin disinformation.