Allan Friedman

Allan Friedman is a fellow and research director at the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings. He's also the co-author, with Peter Singer, of the forthcoming book Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know.

  • Why Wasn't the NSA Prepared?

    Contingency planning is critical to covert operations, and the NSA's failure to anticipate or effectively mitigate its recent leak is inexcusable.

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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How Is Social Media Changing Journalism?

How new platforms are transforming radio, TV, print, and digital

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The Place Where Silent Movies Sing

How an antique, wind-powered pipe organ brings films to life

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The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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