Can Technology Help China Rebuild Social Trust?

August 01, 2019

The world’s governments and peoples must decide how to address the increasing surveillance and data collection — and the resulting loss of privacy — that digital formats provide. In recent years, much of this attention has focused on the rapidly building surveillance and data aggregation in...

Fear and Loathing in Xinjiang: Ethnic Cleansing in the 21st Century

December 17, 2018

What we are witnessing in Xinjiang is a new form of ethnic cleansing that draws from all of these mass atrocities of the past while benefiting from the technologies of control available in the 21st century. Over the last two years, there has been a flurry of news coverage of the mass human...

The Technology Space Is Rapidly Evolving in Africa, and It’s Not All Good News

November 23, 2018

The lack of technology policy and its poor implementation can lead to economic and political instability, and the effects of this are magnified in African countries with weak rule of law. One of the poorest countries in Africa is getting serious about going digital. In October, the Malawian...