Cryptocurrency Isn’t All Bad
The blockchain holds the key to sustainable development for the world’s poorest people.
Nigeria’s Twitter Ban Is an Economic Disaster in the Making
A promising tech transformation may be disrupted by the president’s ego.
Biden’s Plan to Cooperate With Europe on Tech
The United States urgently wants to persuade its allies to turn away from digital autonomy.
UFOs Were Born Among America’s Cold War Fears
The Pentagon’s latest report is unlikely to shift an old story.
Big Tech and Other Multinationals Are About to Pay a Lot More in Taxes
Biden and the Europeans are close to agreement on a virtual revolution in international corporate tax policies.
Twitter’s Presence in Africa Won’t End Internet Censorship
Big Tech companies see an opportunity for growth on the continent, but they risk becoming accessories to authoritarian regimes.
India Draws a Line in the 5G Sand
After last summer’s clashes with China, New Delhi may finally be ready to leave ambiguity behind—and side with the West.
China’s Overseas Tech Talent Is Torn Over Going Home
The possibilities are great, but the politics are risky.
Russian-Founded Space Start-Up Faces National Security Pressure
Momentus is raising eyebrows in Washington for its ties to Russia.
Tulipmania in Space
SPACs are creating a space bubble that will eventually come crashing back to Earth along with cosmic junk launched during the current frenzy.
Outdated U.S. Policies Are Helping Iran Censor Its Citizens
Unclear guidelines and fear of sanctions are stopping tech companies from selling products that would help Iranians access the internet freely and evade government surveillance.
Huawei Is Bad for Business
The Chinese telecommunications firm is risky for companies, not just governments.
Russia Can’t Afford to Block Twitter—Yet
Online censorship is bogged down in technical difficulties.
‘Smart’ Cities Are Surveilled Cities
When everyone and everything is connected, the door is open to all kinds of digital threats.
Biden Plans Big Pledge on U.S. Emissions Cuts
Washington wants to reclaim climate leadership and get other major countries to ramp up ambitions.
You Say ‘Coup,’ I Say ‘Koo’
India is a warning about unintended consequences for those looking to regulate Big Tech in the United States.