Authoritarian tech, and tower-building drones

Despite President Biden’s assurances at Wednesday’s United Nations meeting that the United States is not seeking a new Cold War, one is brewing between the world’s authoritarian regimes and democracies — and technology is fueling it. Late last week, Iran, Turkey, Myanmar and a few other countries took steps toward becoming full members of the … Read more

The world is moving closer to a new cold war fought with authoritarian tech

Unlike the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the authoritarian regime in Venezuela in 2017 announced a smart identity card for its citizens that combines employment, voting and medical information with the help of the Chinese telecom company ZTE. Huawei, another Chinese telecom company, boasts a global network of 700 local locations smart city technologyAccording to the company’s … Read more