China’s Social Credit System Is Actually Quite Boring
A supposedly Orwellian system is fragmented, localized, and mostly targeted at businesses.
The Woolly Mammoth’s Return Could Thaw Relations With Russia
An ambitious scientific project is a rare chance for cooperation.
Big Tech’s Stranglehold on Artificial Intelligence Must Be Regulated
The technology is too important to be left in the clutches of Silicon Valley.
China’s Growing Censorship Is Training the Public to Be Online Snitches
Everyone from feminists to nationalists is a potential target.
What Biden Can Learn From Europe’s Industrial Policy
It’s not about the size of a spending package but about sharing brainpower and creating networks.
Pegasus Lands in Africa
From Morocco to Rwanda, governments and their intelligence services have allegedly used spyware to target everyone including opponents, monarchs, and foreign leaders.
The U.S.-China Data Fight Is Only Getting Started
Beijing is looking to build a unified legal and security system.
India’s Watergate Moment
A journalist hacked by Pegasus says he will survive, but Indian democracy may not.
Billionaires’ Ego-Driven Space Adventures Help Everyone
Progress doesn’t happen unless the ambitious get it off the ground.
China Knows the Power of 5G. Why Doesn’t the U.S.?
New infrastructure technology will tip the scales in favor of authoritarianism or democracy worldwide.
The Real-Life Risks of Our Digital World
Our reliance on data and devices has made us extremely vulnerable. The first step is knowing where everything is.
Lina Khan Has Her Own Antitrust Paradox
As the Federal Trade Commission chair, the best thing she can do to regulate tech is nothing.
How World War II Code-Breakers Created the Modern Digital World
In “Geniuses at War,” David A. Price convincingly recounts a heroic and tragic tale.
Killer Flying Robots Are Here. What Do We Do Now?
A new generation of AI-enabled drones could be used to terrible ends by rogue states, criminal groups, and psychopaths.