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Margrethe Vestager Is Still Coming for Big Tech

The coronavirus pandemic has made the world more reliant on technology. The EU’s competition commissioner says that makes her fight more urgent.

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Data Governance – Part 2

Part 2: FP Analytics examines evolving government data collection practices and how AI is making this collection more efficient and ubiquitous.

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.

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Silicon Valley Can’t Be Neutral in the U.S.-China Cold War

Firms like Zoom show that “one company, two systems” doesn’t work.

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.

Windows of the Grand Hotel in Taipei are illuminated to form the word "zero" after Taiwan reported no new COVID-19 cases for two consecutive days, on April 17.

How Taiwan Can Turn Coronavirus Victory Into Economic Success

Taiwan beat the virus with efficient government and advanced technology—the same ingredients that power the economy.

Workers move molten iron at a furnace in the production area of the Zhongtian Steel Group Corp. in Changzhou, China, on May 13, 2016.

Don’t Let China Steal Your Steel Industry

Beijing is rapidly becoming the dominant player in an industry vital to defense and technology companies. If the United States and Europe aren’t careful, they will become dependent.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks with global leaders on the coronavirus response and shares South Korea's strategy during a virtual summit on March 26.

Will Zoomplomacy Last?

As the coronavirus rages on, diplomacy has moved completely online—with mixed reviews.

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Data Governance – Part 1

Part 1: FP Analytics examines the proliferation of regulations impacting the most valuable global commodity — user data.

A man holds a smartphone showing a coronavirus tracking and tracing app launched by the Norwegian government, in Oslo on April 17.

Countries Rolling Out Coronavirus Tracking Apps Show Why They Can’t Work

If you think tracking apps will keep people safe as economies reopen, look to South Korea, Singapore, and Australia to see why you’re mistaken.

A police officer watches television monitors showing a fraction of London's CCTV camera network.

4 Reads on a Frighteningly Plausible Vision of the Future

“Burn-In” fascinated and scared me as a cop, spy, writer, and citizen.

Farmers harvest wheat in a field in Tabuk in April 2016. The province has been tapped for the location of a high-tech megacity called Neom.

Mohammed bin Salman’s Bloody Dream City of Neom

Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion planned high-tech city involves forced evictions and vague promises of compensation. The killing of an activist who protested the development has reminded the world how the kingdom handles dissent.

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Sept. 2, 2018.

U.N. Backs Down on Partnership With Chinese Firm for 75th Anniversary

The decision comes after U.S. officials and human rights advocates complained that Tencent aids Beijing in surveillance.

A selection of mobile apps relating to the coronavirus pandemic are seen on a tablet screen in London on March 26.

Only Surveillance Can Save Us From Coronavirus

Big data offers tools to stop the pandemic right now—if we change our definition of privacy.

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