Make Surveillance Capitalists Pay Their Dues
Congressional action has typically left big tech firms intact, instead mandating that they improve access for all consumers. Washington should stick to that model.
Africa’s Creative Industries Are Ripe for U.S. Investment
The continent's pop culture market is booming, just as U.S.-Chinese competition is heating up.
The Genetic Engineering Genie Is Out of the Bottle
The next pandemic could be bioengineered in someone’s garage using cheap and widely available technology.
Big Brother Turns Its Eye on Refugees
Biometrics have crept into humanitarian aid, but the systems may disadvantage women who need help most.
Big Tech Embraces New Cold War Nationalism
China’s rise has pushed Silicon Valley away from the values it once claimed to hold.
Chinese Acquisitions of Western Firms Threaten National Security
If the invisible hand won’t produce buyers at home, governments will need to step in.
How 9/11 and the Coronavirus Pushed the UAE and Israel Together
The backstory of the UAE’s deal with Israel is a 20-year tale of business, technological, and personal ties.
Trump’s TikTok and WeChat Bans Could Shatter the Global Internet
Trump’s new restrictions on Chinese apps and technology are so far-reaching that the future of the open internet is at stake.
In the New Cold War, Deindustrialization Means Disarmament
Chinese security threats offer the chance to rethink the U.S. economy.
Beijing’s Retaliation on TikTok Could Hurt U.S. Firms
A forced sale may create another hurdle for U.S. companies operating in China.
Israel Can’t Hide Evidence of Its Occupation Anymore
For more than 20 years, an obscure U.S. law concealed satellite imagery of Israel’s activities in the occupied territories. Because of an abrupt reversal, satellite technology can now be used to defend Palestinians’ human rights.
Trump Can’t Ban TikTok, but He Can Hurt It
Banning a free app is probably impossible, but U.S. authorities have a large toolbox.