PHILIPPINES

“Billions of requests, thousands of dollars”: Inside a massive cyberattack on a Philippine human rights group

Researchers say they traced the month-long DDoS attack back to an Israeli company’s network.

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LEBANON

The crypto dons of Beirut

Meet the men making a killing in Lebanon’s underground cryptocurrency market.

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COLOMBIA

3 minutes with Juan Pablo Buriticá

Software engineering leader, Colombia/United States 🇨🇴🇺🇸


Latino

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INDIA

Forget emoji, the real Unicode drama is over an endangered Indian script

For 10 years, experts have tried to bring Tulu to smartphones. But they can’t agree on how.


Pan Asian

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CHINA

The China tech bubble is bursting. That’s not a bad thing for investors

Beijing isn’t looking to break up its tech giants, and there’s more to the sector than Alibaba and Tencent.

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AFGHANISTAN

Afghans are forced to choose between staying safe and staying online

Under Taliban rule, citizens worry that digital connections to Western organizations could be used against them.

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NIGERIA

Nigeria’s regulatory clampdown is rattling startups

Founders and investors worry that an obscure government agency could be given far-reaching powers to control the booming tech sector.

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PHILIPPINES

Workers in the Global South are making a living playing the blockchain game Axie Infinity

Part Pokémon Go, part NFT economy, the online game has replaced regular jobs for many players


Pan Asian, Latino

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NIGERIA

Stablecoins find a use case in Africa’s most volatile markets

Pegged to the dollar, these cryptocurrencies can offer respite from inflation — but come at a risk.


Pan African

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CHINA

Why Alibaba’s sexual assault scandal is no #MeToo moment

Alibaba's corporate culture is far from the only obstacle to creating a more equitable workplace for women in China.


Pan Asian, Women

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AFGHANISTAN

“We do not feel safe”: A Kabul-based crisis alert app struggles to protect its own employees

Sara Wahedi’s startup is meant to provide real-time alerts on everyday crises to Afghans. Now, she’s rushing to protect her staff.

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INDONESIA

3 Minutes with Belva Devara

CEO/Co-Founder, Ruangguru, Indonesia 🇮🇩

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INDIA

How Google, Facebook and Walmart stole Paytm’s fintech crown in India

The payments giant pioneered digital wallets in India, but has since lost out to well-funded competition from abroad.

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AFGHANISTAN

“Afghan women are capable of everything”: The country’s all-girls robotics team discuss an uncertain future

Prior to the Afghan government's collapse, the Afghan Dreamers reflect on their hopes and fears.


Women

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CHILE

Foodtech startup NotCo just became a unicorn and Chile’s dairy farmers are furious

The company's bold marketing vowing to remove animals from the food industry isn’t sitting well with Chile’s biggest dairy lobby.


Latino

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CHINA

Major surveillance firms are ‘gifting’ tools to find a foothold in Latin America

From Brazil to Argentina, companies like Huawei and Dahua are disseminating high-tech cameras.

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INDIA

Substack’s global expansion is risky business

From India to Brazil, Substack is awarding grants and lending journalists editorial resources. How far will that support really go?

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USA

Why China’s crypto cowboys are fleeing to Texas

Tracking the Bitcoin bros seeking cheap power, lax regulation, and Austin’s best brisket.

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