Silicon Valley

Google employees stage a walkout at the company's U.K. headquarters in London on Nov. 1, 2018 over the company's handling of sexual harassment.

Foreign Worker Visas Are the Tech Industry’s Dirty Secret

Trump’s suspension of visas will only prolong the recession. Here’s how to reform them instead.

People walk on Google's main campus in Mountain View, California, on May 1, 2019.

Trump’s Anti-Immigration Crusade Is About to Strike at the Heart of the U.S. Economy

Foreign talent has been the secret sauce of America’s innovation economy. The door is about to shut.

The Pentagon's innovation arm, the Defense Innovation Unit, is helping to modernize the Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, which provides command and control of air power throughout Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and 17 other countries. (Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang/U.S. Air Force)

Why the Pentagon and Silicon Valley Need to Get on the Same Page

An interview with the new head of the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit.

Tech leader Trae Stephens says the Pentagon’s "spray and pray" investment strategy won't pay off. (Staff/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon Criticized for ‘Spray and Pray’ Approach to Innovation

A prominent tech leader says the Defense Department’s investment strategy hampers its ability to compete with China on military innovation.

An MQ-9 Reaper drone is parked in an aircraft shelter at Creech Air Force Base on November 17, 2015, in Indian Springs, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

A Silicon Valley Start-Up That Loves the Pentagon

Google may balk at military contracts, but Hivemapper founder Ariel Seidman believes working with the U.S. Defense Department can help save lives.


Why the Military Must Learn to Love Silicon Valley

The U.S. Defense Department and big tech need each other—but getting along won’t be easy

John Tomac illustration for Foreign Policy

Then They Came for the Lawyers

Technology has already driven blue-collar workers into the underclass. Professionals may be next.


Google Hit With EU Record $2.7 Billion Fine

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

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a statement outside 10 Downing Street in central London on June 4, 2017, following the June 3 terror attack.
Forty-eight people have been taken to hospital after a terror attack in central London in which seven people died, the London Ambulance Service said Sunday. / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS        (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Theresa May Declares War on the Internet, Again

Experts say the British prime minister doesn’t fully understand how radicalization works.


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.


The Asteroid Miner’s Guide to the Galaxy

U.S. companies are preparing to tap the solar system’s riches. But will they share the trillion-dollar deep-space market with hungry foreign competitors?

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The “C” Word

Forget disruption—convergence is what really has corporations fearing for their lives.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 23: A protestor holds up an iPhone that reads, "No Entry" outside of the the Apple store on 5th Avenue on February 23, 2016 in New York City. Protestors gathered to support Apple's decision to resist the FBI's pressure to build a "backdoor" to the iPhone of Syed Rizwan, one of the two San Bernardino shooters. (Photo by )

In Silicon Valley, Sparks Fly Over Apple Battle

The RSA Conference begins on a sour note as Washington clashes with the tech community over encryption.


Silicon Fallacy

Why Silicon Valley’s notion that failure leads to success won’t work for the rest of the world.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the official opening of the Hannover Messe industrial trade fair in Hanover, central Germany on April 12, 2015. India is the partner country of this year's trade fair running from April 13 to 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ

An App Won’t Solve India’s Bloated Bureaucracy Problem

Narendra Modi’s whirlwind tour of Silicon Valley won't make up for India’s inability to implement economic reforms at home.

NEW DELHI, INDIA - 2015/01/25: The US President, Mr. Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama warmly welcomed by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. (Photo by Prabhat Kumar Verma/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Modi Goes Coast to Coast

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's return to the United States will further strengthen steadily improving relations between the two countries on a number of fronts.