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The Data Arms Race Is No Excuse for Abandoning Privacy

Tech competition is being used to push a dangerous corporate agenda.

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Ecuador’s All-Seeing Eye Is Made in China

The country's pioneering surveillance and response system is entirely Chinese-built and funded.

Giant letters, reading the word "blockchain" are displayed at the blockchain centre, which aims at boosting start-ups, on February 7, 2018 in Lithuania's capital Vilnius.
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America Needs a Blockchain Strategy ASAP

The technology behind cryptocurrency can keep the United States safe—but only if the country takes advantage of its head start.

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China’s AI Giants Can’t Say No to the Party

Open debate about the ethics of tech is a strength, not a weakness, of the U.S. system.

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Self-Driving Cars Are on the Road to Nowhere

Technology companies have been selling a vision of greener cities and safer roads. It's nothing more than hype.

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Closing the Factory Doors

For two centuries, countries have used low-wage labor to climb out of poverty. What will happen when robots take those jobs?

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Our Data, Ourselves

How to stop tech firms from monopolizing our personal information.

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Protect Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Robots can actually create jobs — if countries get their trade policies right.

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Facing the Future of Work

FP’s editor in chief introduces our July issue on how to adapt to robots, AI, trade wars, and an aging world.

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Who Will Care for the Carers?

As populations age, countries will need ever more primary health workers and aides — jobs robots will never do well. So why do we treat these workers so badly?

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Then They Came for the Lawyers

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

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The New Economy’s Old Business Model Is Dead

Tech companies are used to pairing big revenues with small labor forces. But they’ll soon be forced to become massive job creators.

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In China’s Far West, Companies Cash in on Surveillance Program That Targets Muslims

The firms profiting from China's rights abuses are often backed by Western investors.

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Disinformation Wars

The United States and Europe are ill-prepared for the coming wave of "deep fakes" that artificial intelligence could unleash.

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Tech Companies Are Ruining America’s Image

The United States has become identified with the global internet economy — for better and worse.

CIA director nominee Gina Haspel attends the ceremonial swearing-in of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department on May 2, 2018 in Washington, DC. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Security Brief: Haspel Nomination Fight, Iran Deal Deadline Looms

Gina Haspel wanted to withdraw her nomination before the White House prevailed upon her.

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How AI Could Destabilize Nuclear Deterrence

A new Rand Corp. report finds artificial intelligence could increase the risk of nuclear war.

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Here’s How the United States Can Help Colombia Thrive

As an era of peace approaches, both countries should take practical steps to strengthen the relationship.

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