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Corporations and governments alike continue to struggle with technology policy, especially under the strain of a global pandemic which struck at a moment when the Internet is mature enough to alleviate many of COVID’s harms while also facing novel geopolitical challenges to its design and use. These turbulences have not just tested every facet of the digital world and its ability to handle crises but also altered international relations significantly. Many countries are at a crossroad when it comes to emerging technologies and security during a global pandemic.