The New Economy’s Old Business Model Is Dead
Tech companies are used to pairing big revenues with small labor forces. But they’ll soon be forced to become massive job creators.
Africa’s Attack on Internet Freedom
While Washington turns a blind eye, autocrats across the continent are muzzling their citizens online.
Iran’s Ban of Messaging App Hurts Economy at Pivotal Moment
Rights group says app was widely used by businesses and even government offices.
North Korean Internet Users Shun Facebook and Google for Chinese Alternatives
A new report sheds light on how a tiny fraction of North Koreans browse the open web.
U.S. Sanctions Abet Iranian Internet Censorship
If the United States wants to stand behind the next #IranProtests, it should liberalize rules that impede access to cutting-edge tools against repression.
Senators Press Justice Department on Chinese State Media Outlets Registering as Foreign Agents
If Russian outlets have to file, lawmakers ask, why not Chinese ones?
Learning to Fight When Screens Go Dark
If we woke up tomorrow and found that none of our laptops, iPhones, iPads, or personal assistants worked, what would we do?
Facebook Can’t Cope With the World It’s Created
Zuckerberg needs to stop courting Beijing and start paying attention to the countries where Facebook matters.
The Messaging App Fueling Syria’s Insurgency
Are you a Syrian rebel in need of U.S.-manufactured assault rifles, or even a tank? You can buy it on Telegram.
The Pro-Free Speech Way to Fight Fake News
Most cures for fraudulent news threaten to be worse than the disease. There’s at least one exception.
As U.S. Retreats From World Organizations, China Steps in to Fill the Void
Beijing is trying to repurpose abandoned international agencies like UNESCO to serve its strategic interests — such as controlling the internet.
At U.N., Leaders Tell Tech Industry to Do More to Fight Terrorism
Online radicalization drives calls for a tougher crackdown on propaganda and encrypted messages.
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.
The House Judiciary Committee Is Hard at Work Investigating Reddit Conspiracies
“This is not a shitpost. This is real. Congressional investigation. Do it for America!”
Feds Shut Down World’s Largest Online Drug Marketplace
Billed as a landmark operation, U.S. law enforcement strikes at dark web drug dealers.
How Badly Is China’s Great Firewall Hurting the Country’s Economy?
Beijing's paranoia is about to kill the country's booming live-streaming sector — and it won't be the only victim.
Can NATO Weaponize Memes?
There’s a small group of experts calling for NATO governments to throw memes into the fight against online iihadi or pro-Kremlin trolls.
DOJ Charges Russian Intelligence in Huge Yahoo Hack
Investigators say FSB agents teamed up with criminal hackers to pull off one of the largest data breaches in history.
American Unrest Proves China Got the Internet Right
Beijing has been criticized for its Great Firewall and online censorship. Now it's looking prescient.