The Digital Revolution And Dictators, Discussed By Google’s Eric Schmidt And Jared Cohen

Four months after his visit to North Korea, Google’s chairman talks about how new technology can provide autocrats with some pretty nasty tools. No amount of surveillance cameras and face-recognition technology, however, can beat courage and the desire for freedom, he says.

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My writing career has taken me all round the houses over the past decade and a half--from grumpy teens and hungover rock bands in the U.K., where I was born, via celebrity interviews, health, tech and fashion in Madrid and Paris, before returning to London, where I now live. For the past five years I've been writing about technology and innovation for U.S.