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Huawei claims to be an independent firm, but China's own laws mandate a different reality.
Is an Iron Curtain Falling Across Tech?
The conflict around Huawei may be the first shots in a new cold war.
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Rival companies could get a boost—or face a backlash from China.
Surveillance Is a Tech Problem, but It Requires a Policy Solution
Apple’s former security chief explains why he took a job with the ACLU.
ByteDance Can’t Outrun Beijing’s Shadow
The Chinese social media firm is the most valued start-up in the world—but it’s going to hit political walls.
China Is Shooting Itself in the Foot Over Huawei
Beijing's hostage diplomacy is confirming the West's suspicions.
The Rise and Fall of China’s Cycling Empires
China’s bike-sharing firms were supposed to be the next big thing. What happened?
The Welfare State Is Committing Suicide by Artificial Intelligence
Denmark is using algorithms to deliver benefits to citizens—and undermining its own democracy in the process.
A New U.S. Immigration Law Would Hurt Iranians the Most
H.R. 392 will help skilled immigrants from India jump the green-card queue—at the expense of everyone else.
Congress Can Help the United States Lead in Artificial Intelligence
The United States is falling behind when it comes to AI. Here’s how a new congressional commission can ensure that Washington catches up.
Germany Is Soft on Chinese Spying
Huawei has deep ties to the Chinese government. Berlin might let it build the country’s next generation of communications infrastructure anyway.
The Internet Is Going To End Up Like Greece
When the big players get away with open fraud, trust disintegrates.
If the U.S. Government Won’t Act, Airbnb Will
While the White House rubber-stamps Benjamin Netanyahu’s every move, the online rental company is cracking down on Israel’s illegal settlements.