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Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt, left, speaks to Foreign Policy editor in chief Jonathan Tepperman at the Halifax International Security Forum on Nov. 18. (Halifax International Security Forum)

‘Quantum Computing … Changes Everything’

Google’s Eric Schmidt talks to Foreign Policy about the future of technology, security, and killer robots.

The United States Capitol, Washington, D.C.  (Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

It’s the Beginning of the End of the Internet’s Legal Immunity

Congress is starting to chip away at tech companies’ claims that they're just "platforms".

A plaque of the Department of Defense seal is seen January 26, 2012 at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Nominates Robotics Promoter for Army Procurement Position

The latest pick rose to fame pushing new technologies in Afghanistan

An Iranian Shahed 129 drone displayed during celebrations in Tehran marking the 37th anniversary of the Islamic revolution on February 11, 2016. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian Drone Tech May Include Help From Iran

Russia is behind the United States but trying to catch up.

The X-51A Waverider is a hypersonic vehicle designed to ride on its own shockwave and travel at speeds of up to Mach 6.

Report: Hypersonic Missiles Could Trigger a War

With these new weapons, countries might become “trigger-happy.”

NINGBO, CHINA - FEBRUARY 18:  (CHINA OUT) Finished inflatable sex dolls are stored in a warehouse at the Jiamei plastic toy factory on February 18, 2012 in Ningbo, China. The Jiamei plastic toy company, based in the suburb of Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, produces cheap sex dolls at an average price of 100RMB (15.80 USD), and has done so for several years. According to the company, more than 50,000 sex dolls are sold to the domestic market in Japan and Korea each year. (Photo by Kevin Zen/Getty Images)

Sex Dolls Are Replacing China’s Missing Women

The country's gender gap has left young men desperate for high-tech alternatives.

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 02:  Erik Prince, chairman of the Prince Group, LLC and Blackwater USA, holds up a picture showing the affect of a car bomb while testifying during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill October 2, 2007 in Washington DC. The committee is hearing testimony from officials regarding private security contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Why Is Erik Prince Backing a Secure Communications Company?

America’s most notorious security contractor is quietly investing in privacy apps.

"Han the Robot" waits on stage before a discussion about the future of humanity in a demonstration of artificial intelligence (AI) by Hanson Robotics at the RISE Technology Conference in Hong Kong on July 12, 2017.
Artificial intelligence is the dominant theme at this year's sprawling RISE tech conference at the city's harbourfront convention centre, but the live robot exchange took the AI debate to another level. / AFP PHOTO / ISAAC LAWRENCE        (Photo credit should read ISAAC LAWRENCE/AFP/Getty Images)

China Is Using America’s Own Plan to Dominate the Future of Artificial Intelligence

The Chinese are massively investing in AI research and tech, while the Trump administration is cutting federal programs wholesale.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - MARCH 14:  TSA agents work at the security checkpoint as Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) addressed the media about, 'President Trump's budget crisis', at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport on March 14, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The congresswoman  criticized the proposed cuts to the TSA, FEMA, and NOAA as well as the changes to the Affordable Care Act.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Will Apple’s New iOS 11 Make Border Searches More Difficult?

New privacy controls could frustrate immigration officials — and protect citizens from unwarranted searches.

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The Secret History of Diplomats and Invisible Weapons

The alleged use of a “sound weapon” against U.S. Embassy officials in Cuba harks back to a Cold War medical mystery.

A man uses a computer in an internet cafe in Beijing on June 1, 2017.
China implemented a controversial cybersecurity law on June 1, despite concerns from foreign firms worried about its impact on their ability to do business in the world's second largest economy. / AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKER        (Photo credit should read GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)

China Is Trying to Give the Internet a Death Blow

There’s only one remaining way to get unfiltered access to the outside world in China – and Beijing just banned it.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Members of the U.S. Army Drill Team perform in Times Square in New York City in honor of the Army's 240th birthday on June 12, 2015 in New York City. Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, Soldier-musicians from The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" Downrange, and the U.S. Military Academy West Point Band entertained and gave demonstrations to the crowds in the historic center of Manhattan. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

America Needs a New ‘Dreadnought Strategy’

Why slow-rolling technology R&D can help the U.S. military prevent the rise of dangerous rivals.

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Google Hit With EU Record $2.7 Billion Fine

The company says European regulators underestimate the benefits Google brings small merchants.

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