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May 19 2017 11:15 AMTo Disclose or Not to DiscloseWe need to revamp the system the government uses to decide whether to stockpile vulnerabilities like the one behind the WannaCry ransomware.
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May 18 2017 11:15 AMPatching Is Hard, and Windows XP Will Die HarderUpdates can keep networks safe—but it’s more complicated than it sounds.
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May 17 2017 7:57 PMGoogle's New Lens Feature Turns Your Smartphone Camera Into a Search Engine
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May 17 2017 12:06 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: Comey Leaves Behind a Damaged Tech Legacy at the FBI
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May 17 2017 9:30 AMHow Movie Magic Could Help Translate for Deaf StudentsLife-like computer avatars can translate written and spoken words into sign language.
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May 16 2017 10:56 AMComey Leaves Behind an FBI With More Technical Expertise—and Less Technical CredibilityHe badly misjudged public perception of the bureau’s use of technology.
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May 15 2017 4:21 PMSo Far, That Enormous Ransomware Attack Has Only Netted About $55,000 for the Hackers
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May 12 2017 2:23 PMTrump Threatened to End Press Briefings. Twitter Saw a Chance to Profit.
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May 11 2017 3:44 PMSelf-Driving-Car Experts Are Reportedly Trying to Flee Uber Before Google Kneecaps It in Court
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May 9 2017 3:25 PMThe FBI Relied on a Private Firm’s Investigation of the DNC Hack—Which Makes the Agency Harder to Trust  
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May 9 2017 7:15 AMHumans Shouldn’t Be So Scared of BatsBats should be scared of humans.
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May 8 2017 7:15 AMArtificial Intelligence Owes You an ExplanationWhen an A.I. does something, you should be able to ask, “Why?”
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May 5 2017 7:15 AMTell Us What You Think About Synthetic Biology!We’ve published plenty of pieces on the topic. Now we want to hear from you.
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May 4 2017 10:52 AMThe Fuzzy Regulations Surrounding DIY Synthetic BiologyIt’s unclear exactly what’s legal and what’s not.
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May 3 2017 4:19 PMDo Not Click on Unexpected Emails Inviting You to Edit a Google Doc. It’s a Major Phishing Attack.
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May 19 2017 9:30 AMThe Relationship Between Social Media and Organ Donation? It’s Complicated.Facebook posts soliciting living donors are going viral—and causing problems for transplant centers.
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May 18 2017 10:24 AMWhat Did Iranian President Rouhani Actually Achieve?He ran—and won—on a campaign of openness and internet freedom. But implementing it has been complicated.
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May 17 2017 3:01 PMCould San Francisco Ban Those Adorable Food-Delivery Robots?
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May 17 2017 10:56 AMMalicious Cyber Capability Is Spreading. How Do We Stop It?It’s easier than ever to launch a large-scale attack using leaked information.
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May 16 2017 3:56 PMIt Took a Specialist Less Than Half an Hour to Hack Into a Superyacht
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May 16 2017 10:00 AMWhat Slate Readers Think About Synthetic Biology
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May 12 2017 4:20 PMThe Malware Attacking the U.K.’s National Health Service Could’ve Been Stopped. Here’s Why It Wasn’t.
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May 11 2017 6:50 PMEverything You Need to Know About the “Digital” “Catapults” Donald Trump Thinks the Navy Doesn't Need
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May 11 2017 7:45 AMIn the Age of Trump, We Need to Protect Map DatabasesAccess to information is under threat like never before.
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May 9 2017 2:16 PMAn A.I. Dreamed Up a Bunch of Dungeons & Dragons Spells. They’re Surprisingly Perfect.
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May 8 2017 4:15 PMTest Your Knowledge of Synthetic BiologyTake our Futurography quiz!
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May 7 2017 10:33 PMThe Macron Hack Failed to Derail the French Election. Consider It a Warning Shot.
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May 4 2017 5:31 PMTransportation Secretary Elaine Chao Doesn’t Seem to Understand Self-Driving Cars
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May 3 2017 5:44 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: What Can We Trust on the Internet?
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May 3 2017 12:35 PMFacebook Is Finally Getting Serious About People Killing Each Other on Live Video

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