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Future Tense
Oct. 9 2018 4:56 PMEditing the Internet’s Second ScreenHow Wikipedia deals with vandals, harassers, false news, and its diversity problem.
Gizmos
Oct. 9 2018 2:04 PMGoogle’s New Pixel 3 Phone Can Fight Robocalls With Roboreplies
The Industry
Oct. 9 2018 5:55 AMWhite Supremacists Still Have a Safe Space OnlineDiscord is a hub for 150 million gamers—as well as some of the worst people on the web.
Gizmos
Oct. 8 2018 9:00 AMThe Way We Use Smart Speakers Continues to EvolveThey’re not just for smart home help or information.
Gizmos
Oct. 6 2018 10:00 AMGadgets Don’t Look Like Gadgets AnymoreFabrics and textiles are giving electronics a softer look.
Science
Oct. 5 2018 2:56 PMWhat the “Grievance Studies” Hoax Actually RevealsThe headline-grabbing prank has more to do with gender than with academia.
The Industry
Oct. 5 2018 10:36 AMWhy LADbible Is the Most Popular Publisher on FacebookA British lad mag’s social media dominance reminds us that the social network was never really meant to be a news site.
Future Tense
Oct. 4 2018 3:55 PMThere Is No Good Way to Stop China From Planting Microchips in American ElectronicsFundamentally, there is no way to secure a global supply chain and manufacturing process.
Users
Oct. 3 2018 6:19 PMWhy Bagel Snobs Shouldn’t Kvetch About the New Bagel Emoji
Future Tense
Oct. 3 2018 3:48 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: This Is Not a Test of the Presidential-Alert System
Future Tense
Oct. 3 2018 11:48 AMNo, You Cannot Opt Out of Today’s Presidential Alert Text Message
Future Tense
Oct. 2 2018 7:03 PMElon MuzzledTesla has been ordered to put in place “controls and procedures to oversee Musk’s communications.” Does that include the ones about the aliens, pedos, and “the D”?
The Industry
Oct. 2 2018 11:08 AMAmazon Raises Workers’ Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour After Months of Pressure
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2018 4:25 PMThe Federal Government and California Are Officially at War Over Net NeutralityHere’s what happens next.
The Industry
Oct. 1 2018 2:32 PMEverything We Know About the Facebook Hack Affecting 50 Million Accounts
Future Tense
Oct. 9 2018 4:45 PMPeople Ages 27 to 45 Can Now Get the HPV VaccineBut will it be covered by insurance?
The Industry
Oct. 9 2018 12:16 PMIt Took a Major Security Flaw for Google to Finally Shut Down Google Plus, the Web’s Least Useful Social Network
Science
Oct. 8 2018 11:00 AMEveryone Is Missing the Point About Brian Wansink and P-HackingThere are more crucial lessons to learn from the replication crisis.
Future Tense
Oct. 8 2018 8:00 AMHow Sci-Fi Like WarGames Led to Real Policy During the Reagan AdministrationFrom hacking legislation to missile defense.
The Industry
Oct. 5 2018 7:45 PMFacebook Employees Shouldn’t Be Surprised That an Executive Supported Kavanaugh at His Hearing. But They Should Be Mad.
Future Tense
Oct. 5 2018 1:21 PMLooking Down Under for a Back DoorA proposed law in Australia could give U.S. law enforcement access to encrypted communications.
Future Tense
Oct. 5 2018 7:37 AMYou Can Now Read Mark Judge’s Book Without Paying Almost $2,000. But Is the Free Online Copy Legal?
Future Tense
Oct. 4 2018 7:30 AMSiri Is Not Your New Celebrity GossipmongerAn updated Siri is keeping up with the Kardashians—but only when they get married, have kids, or die.
Users
Oct. 3 2018 4:00 PMCats Really Hated the Presidential-Alert System Test
Future Tense
Oct. 3 2018 12:34 PMDo Not Be Alarmed by the Test of the Presidential Alert Text Message SystemWe need this badly. Plus, there are layers of bureaucracy to protect you from a middle-of-the-night message from Trump.
Future Tense
Oct. 3 2018 7:30 AMWhy I’m Worried About GoogleI used to trust some of its products, like Chrome. I increasingly don’t.
The Industry
Oct. 2 2018 4:31 PMThe SEC’s “Punishment” of Elon Musk Is Exactly What Tesla NeededFinally, a check on the rogue CEO’s power—and his Twitter habit.
Future Tense
Oct. 2 2018 10:52 AMThe Very First Social NetworkHow a 1979 chain email about science fiction spawned the internet we know today.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 1 2018 3:31 PMYou Don’t Have to Be a Person With Alcoholism to Be a Problem DrinkerWe saw many things at the hearings last week. For me, Kavanaugh’s relationship with alcohol stood out as worthy of further investigation.
Users
Oct. 1 2018 1:23 PMThe “Female Blackout” Was Not Effective Social Media Activism. It Was a Chain Letter.

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