The City That Remembers Everything

The smart city is moving beyond cameras and microphones to stranger surveillance tools.

China's Dystopian Tech Could Be Contagious

The PRC’s “social credit” scheme might have consequences for life in cities everywhere.

China's Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone

The country is perfecting a vast network of digital espionage as a means of social control—with implications for democracies worldwide.

Shutdown Continues Into a Third Day

In the shutdown's shadow, Congress also renewed controversial internet spying powers.

Shutdown, Surveillance Deadlines Loom Over Congress

A pair of lawmakers also proposed a pay raise for federal employees.

All the Things You Can—and Can’t—Do with Your WeChat Account in China

It may even make the government's physical identity cards a thing of the past.

In 2017, Silicon Valley Got Cozier with China. In 2018, Washington Will Get Frostier

Here are some of the most significant moves by U.S. tech firms and Washington over the past year.