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Who’s responsible when technology causes harm? We look at how the world is dealing with problems like fake news and misinformation, AI bias, Big Tech’s power, genetic discrimination, privacy intrusions, mass surveillance, and more.

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Employees say Google is trying to spy on them. That’ll be hard to prove.

What does spying mean when workplace surveillance is the norm?

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The limits of Chinese military power

The US military is without peer in its ability to project power around the world, and that’s not about to change.

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Why America isn’t equipped for the new rules of war

“They’re all doing it: Russia, China, Iran … They’re all fighting these things called shadow wars, and they’re very effective,” says an ex-paratrooper and academic.

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We are finally getting better at predicting organized conflict

New techniques have made predictions more useful, and we used one to look at violence in Ethiopia since the election of Abiy Ahmed, the new Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Photograph of thousands of protestors from the capital and those displaced by ethnic-based violence over the weekend in Burayu, demonstrate to demand justice from the government in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.
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