Tech Barons Are the New Media Barons
A conversation with the Washington Post’s media columnist about the billionaires buying news organizations—including her own.
Why Apple’s New Gizmos MatterSoaring iPhone prices, machine-learning privacy, and the life-saving potential of the Apple Watch.
What Streams May ComeIf Then on how artists are faring in the streaming music economy and what Justice Brett Kavanaugh could mean for the future of the internet.
Embracing Deplorable StatusA conversation with the Daily Beast’s Will Sommer on QAnon, Pizzagate, and why so many Trump supporters are falling for online conspiracy theories.
The Surveillance State’s Eyes at the U.S. BorderTechnology is reshaping law enforcement on the border and at home—not always for the better.
Not Getting By in the Gig EconomyAuthor Sarah Kessler explains how the “future of work” has helped computer programmers—and failed those who need it most.
How Theranos HappenedThe blood-testing startup’s scandal is a symptom of deeper problems in Silicon Valley, says the WSJ reporter who exposed it.
Welcome to the SwampA former Department of Justice antitrust official says the problems with the AT&T–Time Warner merger run much deeper than Michael Cohen.
Why an E-Waste Recycler Is Going to PrisonEric Lundgren is now a felon. He says the real crime is how big tech companies prevent people from reusing their products.
What if Facebook Used Data for Black Lives?The founder of Data for Black Lives on how tech companies can use their data as a tool of oppression—or a force for racial justice.
Congress Called. It Wants Our Privacy Back.If Then discusses the Mark Zuckerberg hearings with some of the members of Congress who will be questioning him.
Facebook’s Deepwater HorizonInside the data leak that let Cambridge Analytica game our neuroses for Donald Trump.
Google’s Real BiasesDespite what Ted Cruz might say, conservatives are not the communities most harmed in internet searches.
Twitter Without the NazisThe founder of Mastodon on how he built an alternative social network, and why people are flocking to it.
Making Sense of Elon MuskTesla and SpaceX reporter Dana Hull on what drives tech’s most enigmatic CEO.
Don’t Call Them Flying CarsThe former head of “urban aviation” at Uber says they’re coming. The question is how soon.
How a Top Twitter Exec Tackles TrollsVijaya Gadde explains why harassers must go, but conspiracy theorists can stay.
The Supreme Court Doesn’t Understand the InternetWhat Anthony Kennedy’s retirement could mean for online speech, privacy, and antitrust.
Should Tech Companies Take a Stand Against Family Separation?Big Tech came out strong against the travel ban. Will it fight as hard to end family separation at the border?
People Want Power, Not Just ElectricityIf Then interviews Naomi Klein about the plans of tech execs and private utilities for post-Maria Puerto Rico.
Google’s Chokehold on the WebA Yelp executive explains his yearslong battle with the internet giant over how it ranks your search results.
The Surprising Controversy Behind a Law to Fight Online Sex TraffickingThanks to SESTA, personals are disappearing from the web and consensual sex workers are scrambling.
What Mark Zuckerberg Didn’t Want to ShareFacebook’s CEO played dumb with Congress. It could come back to bite him.
Alexa, How Do You Really Work?The man in charge of Amazon’s voice assistant thinks users’ privacy concerns are off base.
The Tech That Draws Your DistrictAn expert on gerrymandering explains the tech behind the map-making that helped the GOP take control of Congress.