Recent events — from the battle between Apple and the U.S. government to the Islamic State’s threat against Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey — are forcing tech giants to face up to the reality of geopolitics. Beyond the major headlines, there are other signs of geopolitical trouble. For example, local government opposition in India stopped the rollout of Facebook’s “Free Basics” internet program while the Nigerian government levied a $3.9 billion fine on mobile giant MTN “for failing to disconnect unregistered SIM cards potentially used by terrorists.”

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