Who Is Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, the Latest Russian Charged With Meddling in U.S. Elections?
The One Place Where Oprah Is Running for PresidentRepublican operatives are spending a small fortune on Facebook ads pitting her against Trump.
In Praise of Distracted MeditationAs with most things in life, when it comes to meditating, don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
The Weather Channel’s New Wildfire Simulation Is Terrifying. But Maybe It’ll Help Save Lives.
Journalism Shouldn’t Be a Safeguard Against Unreasonably High Health Care BillsBut in America, it has become many patients’ salve. What about the patients whose stories aren’t told?
“America’s Failure to Lead Is Going to Come Back and Bite Us”Sen. Mark Warner wants Congress to get tough with Big Tech. How would he do it?
How Sen. Mark Warner Wants to Crack Down on TechThe Senate Intel Committee’s top Democrat on how government might regulate tech and what his colleagues need to learn to catch up.
Secret History of the Future
A Clock in the SkyIn 1714, the British government offered a huge prize for a way to determine longitude at sea. Can prizes spur innovation today?
Elizabeth Warren Has Set a Dangerous PrecedentWill other politicians be bullied into releasing their genetic information, too?
When Alexa Can’t Understand YouPeople with speech disabilities are being left out of the voice-assistant revolution.
Would You Pay a Random Website 99 Cents to Find Out Who Else Paid It 99 Cents?The internet weirdos at Thinko think you might.
How to Tell Whether Your Account Was Hit by the Massive Facebook HackPhone numbers, emails, your religion, your hometown, and even what you searched for all could have been exposed.
“Tech People Are the Last People I Would Trust to Regulate Speech”The creator of Godwin’s law interviews David Simon about Nazis on Twitter and so much more.
The Big Lie Behind the “Pivot to Video”The false metrics that Facebook is being sued over masked a deeper dishonesty: that users actually wanted more video.
It’s Time to Rethink the Forced QuarantineThe practice has been around for centuries—but it disproportionately affects the poor, and it may do more harm than good.
What It’s Like to Be a Professional Live Video Game StreamerBeing good at gaming is only a small part of the gig.
The Many Lives of Paul AllenHis wide-ranging accomplishments are a testament to his spirit, a monument to inequality, and a preview of how today’s tech titans might one day spend their billions.
Get Over the NotchSmartphone critics are way too worked up over an awkward, transitional handset feature.
We’re Too Excited About MDMA’s Potential for Treating PTSDYes, the clinical outlook is promising. But we need to start getting just as serious about how the people who need the drug the most will access it.
When Can the Government Shoot Down Civilian Drones?A new law gives authorities more power to take down possible threats—but some civil liberties groups worry that it goes too far.
The Facebook Hack Could Haunt Its Victims for Years to ComeWe finally know more about what happened—and it’s not good.