There is an abiding dream in the tech world that when all the planet’s people and data are connected it will be a better place. That may prove true. But getting there is turning into a nightmare — a world where billions of people are connected but without sufficient legal structures, security protections or moral muscles among companies and users to handle all these connections without abuse.
"From Russia With Poison" is from the October 10, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas L. Friedman and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.