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Indians take pictures of a Durga idol inside a makeshift "pandal" structure in Kolkata on Oct. 16. (DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

India’s Sleeping Tech Giants Are About to Awaken

A weak rupee could be just the push the Big Five need.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence addresses the Hudson Institute in Washington on the administration's policy toward China on Oct. 4. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia Is 4chan, China Is Facebook

Mike Pence’s equation of Beijing’s influence with Moscow’s hacking was misleading and dangerous

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The Algorithms of August

The AI arms race won’t be like previous competitions, and both the United States and China could be left in the dust.

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The Return of the Pentagon’s Yoda

Can Andrew Marshall, the U.S. military’s longtime oracle, still predict the future?

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In Cyberwar, There are No Rules

Why the world desperately needs digital Geneva Conventions.

Alipay and WeChat QR codes for online payment are displayed at a meat stall at a market in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province. Sept. 10.(STR/AFP/Getty Images)

China Can’t Afford a Cashless Society

A mania for mobile payments is leaving the poor behind.

A Chinese flag flies over the company logo outside the Google China headquarters in Beijing on January 14, 2010. (LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Is Handing the Future of the Internet to China

The company has been quietly collaborating with the Chinese government on a new, censored search engine—and abandoning its own ideals in the process.

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The Rise of the Cyber-Mercenaries

What happens when private firms have cyberweapons as powerful as those owned by governments?

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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.

A Google self-driving car is displayed at the Google headquarters on September 25, 2012 in Mountain View, California.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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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