Nicole Softness

Nicole Softness is a graduate student at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York, studying International Security & Cyber Policy. Her research focuses on the intersection of counterterrorism, social media, and public-private security partnerships. She is currently the Research Assistant for Columbia’s Initiative on the Future of Cyber Risk.

Artificial Intelligence is Set to Question our Identity and Privacy

Even as governments push to implement online authentication for digital transactions, AI threatens to convincingly play the part of a human online. Each day, news sites publish alluring updates on...

Terrorist Communications: Are Facebook, Twitter, and Google Responsible for the Islamic State’s Actions?

This article appeared in The Cyber Issue in Winter 2016. Four of the world’s largest Internet companies pledged to monitor, combat, and prevent terrorists from using their social media...