The Temptation of Apple News
The world’s most valuable company is wooing the media with a human touch and a huge audience. One thing it hasn’t delivered: money.
Where Are the Data Brokers?A Senate hearing on privacy is missing a representative from an industry that, incredibly, remains under the radar.
Romantic LinksIn the era of TomKat and Brangelina, sites like WhosDatedWho were the web’s most useful celebrity-relationship resource. The internet moved on—but they’re still here.
The New Media BaronsWhat Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan makes of the tech billionaires taking over the new business—including her boss.
Trolls Are Still Tweeting Christine Blasey Ford’s Address, and Twitter Hasn’t Stopped It
Return to Sender: No More Mailing Books to Inmates in PennsylvaniaCorrections officials announced a shift to e-books as a way to fight contraband.
The Great EndumbeningIQ scores look to be on the decline. Is there a complicated explanation, or are we just getting stupider?
Why You Should Not Trust Fertility Apps—YetThe fertility awareness methods they use are real science, but the apps haven’t shown they can deliver the same standard of care.
Everything We Know About Trauma Suggests Christine Blasey Ford Is Telling the TruthThe way we process traumatic memories is fundamentally different than how we process regular memories.
You Don’t Own What You Buy From iTunesA viral Twitter thread shocked people. But it shouldn’t have.
How SiriusXM’s Purchase of Pandora Could Change the Balance of Power in the Music Industry
Australia: Social Media’s Lab RatWhen Facebook, Spotify, and Tinder want to test out features, they go to Oz.
Amazon Wants to Be In Every Room of Your HouseIt wants to be in your microwave, and your clock, and your car, and everywhere in between.
The EU’s Long Journey Toward “Banning Memes”Two controversial new copyright provisions in Europe have been in the making for years.
The Best (and Worst) Features of iOS 12The latest update lacks flashy features, but the early reviews are positive.
The Case for Radically Enhancing HumanityGenetically engineering a smarter population to fend off existential catastrophe isn’t the worst idea, but it has some caveats.
Is Mass Surveillance the Future of Conservation?It’s hard to catch illegal fishing in international waters—unless you turn to drones and birds strapped with spying devices.