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

Tech, telecom firms in India seek central govt control over Internet shutdowns; Check out WHY they want | Technology News

New Delhi: An industry group of India’s tech and telecoms giants has urged the central government to get the country’s internet shutdowns under control to help avoid the uncertainties caused by countries giving such orders, according to sources and a letter seen by Reuters. (Also read: Apple appeals against ban on selling iPhones without chargers … Read more