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Employees of Indian education technology startup BYJU's work on app content in Bangalore, India, on Jan. 10, 2019.

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.

A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington on Oct. 19, 2020.

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.

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6.

Our Top Weekend Reads

An opportunity for Biden, populism’s online fires, and the need for transitional justice.

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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.

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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.

Workers producing LED chips at a factory in Huaian, in China's eastern Jiangsu province, on June 16.

China’s Drive to Make Semiconductor Chips Is Failing

The stunning success of U.S. efforts to hobble Huawei shows the fragility of Beijing’s highly centralized tech sector.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers a Thanksgiving address at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware, on Nov. 25.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Why Biden could lose the left, the peril of persuasion in the Big Tech age, and old rivals join forces in Kashmir.

A graphic artist paints a mural ad for smartphone manufacturer Apple in Berlin on Oct 1.

The Peril of Persuasion in the Big Tech Age

Persuasion is essential to society and democracy, but we need new rules governing how companies can harness it.

A sign in a shop in London advertises 5G mobile technology on Jan. 28.

How China Is Buying Up the West’s High-Tech Sector

Chinese acquisitions of Western firms are only part of the problem. Secret venture capital is handing power to Beijing under the radar.

Protesters gather during a rally against pro-China media and disinformation

How One Social Media App Is Beating Disinformation

Line and the Taiwanese government are working together to check facts.

Security cameras with artificial intelligence facial recognition technology at the China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security in Beijing on Oct. 24, 2018.

Note to Biden: Forget Trade, the Real War With China Is Over Tech

Just like Trump, Biden is stuck in the last century if he believes globalization is about trade and rust-belt manufacturing jobs.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to nurses as he visits Watford General Hospital on Oct. 7, 2019 in Watford, England.

The Coronavirus Is Killing Westerners. Immigrants Are Saving Them.

Foreign-born doctors and entrepreneurs are at the forefront of fighting the pandemic and resuscitating economies, but nativist politicians still want to keep them out.

A worker stands in front of a banner for Google AI during a presentation marking the opening of the first artificial intelligence center in Africa in Accra, Ghana, on April 10, 2019.

Is Big Tech Setting Africa Back?

Data colonialism is rampant on the African continent. Smart regulation can stop it.

People wear protective masks as they take photos and observe at the launch event for a smartphone company in Beijing on Nov. 6.

A Divided Washington Is (Sort of) United on China

Hundreds of billions of dollars are ready to flow into U.S. tech—if both sides can agree where.

Google’s offices are seen in downtown Manhattan on Oct. 20.

5 Questions About the Antitrust Case Against Google That You Should Not Be Afraid to Ask

Far from a game-changer, the case highlights how observers continue to get Big Tech wrong.

A Chinese rocket launches

The U.S. Finally Has a Sputnik Moment With China

Fear of Beijing’s technological prowess is driving deep policy shifts.

Chinese telecom giant Huawei kiosk seen at tech event in Portugal.

Trump Turning More Countries in Europe Against Huawei

Slovakia joins other Eastern European countries signing declarations with Washington aimed at keeping China out of critical infrastructure.

Pedestrians walk by Google's offices in downtown Manhattan on Oct. 20.

Why Action Against Google Is Not Enough

The United States can lead the way on innovation in technology regulation—but instead it has fallen far behind.