Internet Shutdowns Leave Indians Struggling With Everyday Life
Cutting cables has become the Modi government’s favorite tool.
In Brazil, QAnon Has a Distinctly Bolsonaro Flavor
A deluge of online conspiracy theories is dividing an already polarized country.
Australia Is Ground Zero in the Global Battle Against Google
A proposed law would shake the global internet—and put the Biden team’s Silicon Valley friendships to the test.
How to Counter White Supremacist Extremists Online
To stop future attacks like the Capitol invasion, the Biden administration must lead the way in pushing social media platforms to counter the far-right.
The World Needs a Cyber-WHO to Counter Viruses in Cyberspace
A global body has helped poorer nations counter COVID-19, but less technologically advanced countries need a similar institution to protect against the coming plague of cyberattacks.
Why Are Moscow and Beijing Happy to Host the U.S. Far-Right Online?
Deplatformed extremist groups are turning to providers in authoritarian states.
Social Media Finally Broke the Public Sphere
Liberal democracies must work to recreate a sense of shared identity online.
2021 Is the Year the Internet Gets Rewritten
As Silicon Valley flails to combat an insurrection at home, Europe is marching ahead with a plan to revise the web’s basic rulebook.
Bengaluru Is the New Shenzhen as Apps Displace Devices
In the global internet economy, India’s tech industry has a leg up on China’s.
Why The Latest Cyberattack Was Different
The epic SolarWinds hack affecting thousands of government agencies and companies could mark the beginning of the end of the open internet.
New House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Vows Pompeo Investigations Will Continue
Rep. Gregory Meeks, who took the gavel this week, also urged the State Department to reverse its decision to close the last two U.S. consulates in Russia.
Flawed Cybersecurity Is a Ticking Time Bomb for the Balkans
Cyberattacks in North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey reveal that government defenses are weak—and many NATO members are at risk.
7 Reasons Why Silicon Valley Will Have a Tough Time With the Biden Administration
The coziness between Washington and Big Tech is over.
Tech Giants Are Giving China a Vital Edge in Espionage
U.S. officials say private Chinese firms have been enlisted to process stolen data for their country’s spy agencies.
NATO, We Want to Go to War With You
Wargames can provide essential cybersecurity training for soldiers. But they won’t succeed unless the players confront real, independent hackers.
Beijing Ransacked Data as U.S. Sources Went Dark in China
As Xi consolidated power, U.S. officials struggled to read China’s new ruler.
China Used Stolen Data to Expose CIA Operatives in Africa and Europe
The discovery of U.S. spy networks in China fueled a decadelong global war over data between Beijing and Washington.
Is the Cyberattack Big News—or Just a Footnote In a Year Like No Other?
Will 2021 be full of foreign-policy crises and domestic drama or dull compared to 2020?