Philip N. Howard is a professor and writer. His latest book is Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up. He teaches at the University of Washington and Oxford University. More at philhoward.org, tweets from @pnhoward.
In March, Canada closed its embassy in Syria. Earlier this month, Canada closed its embassy in Iran. Now we learn that sharing embassies with the UK may benefit the government's bottom line. With no physical presence in places like Iran or Syria, how do we protect those ties? The next best thing is a virtual embassy.
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