in this issue:
– David E. Sanger and Mary K. Brooks
Are the U.S. and China destined for a forever-war over network control?
– Meg King
Can North America be the world’s new tech hub? How it implements 5G technologies and a new trade deal will be key indicators.
Panopticons and Chokepoints
– Richard Byrne
A new view of international relations puts global networks – and how they can be weaponized – at its center. What’s the future of regulation in this new landscape?
Africa: What’s Up with WhatsApp?
– Heidi Vogt
A continent finds Facebook’s messaging app irresistible. Will European-style privacy laws shut down the conversation?
Hearts and Stomachs
– Scott McLemee
Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle has come to symbolize an era of muckraking and reform. But its author sought revolution, not regulation.