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Scooter Companies vs. the Regulators

They’re at each other’s throats. But there’s a way to bring them together.

The Industry
Dec. 11 2018 8:06 PMGoogle’s Web of ConfusionCongress was befuddled by how the search giant works. That’s exactly why they need to regulate it.
Future Tense
Dec. 11 2018 4:11 PMFederal Court Rules You Have the Right to Record the Cops—Even in SecretThe Massachusetts police must stop arresting civilians who dare to film them covertly.
Science
Dec. 11 2018 11:57 AMThe L.A. Auto Show Demonstrated Why Electric Cars Are Still the FutureChina and Europe are embracing electric vehicles. The U.S. should as well.
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Dec. 10 2018 3:44 PMBird BathWhy do people keep throwing electric scooters into rivers and lakes—and what should companies like Bird and Lime do to stop them?
The Industry
Dec. 7 2018 5:12 PMChinese Tech Giant Huawei’s CFO Was Arrested for Allegedly Violating U.S. Sanctions Against Iran
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Dec. 7 2018 8:00 AMWorkers With Criminal Records Struggle to Find a Place in the Gig EconomyCompanies like Uber and Lyft promise they’re creating opportunities for people shut out of traditional employment, but their opaque background check policies present a barrier for some.
Science
Dec. 6 2018 5:34 PMThe Real Story Behind Margot Robbie’s Wild Queen Elizabeth MakeupElizabeth I is famous for her face powder. Why she wore it and whether it poisoned her is complicated.
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Dec. 5 2018 4:08 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: The Internet Is for Porn
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Dec. 5 2018 1:39 PMIs This What Prison Mail Looks Like Now?People incarcerated in Pennsylvania are receiving unrecognizable pictures and missing pages. It could spread elsewhere.
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Dec. 5 2018 12:53 PMFandom’s Fate Is Not Tied to Tumblr’sIf Tumblr doesn’t learn from history, it will be headed for the same fate as LiveJournal.
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Dec. 4 2018 4:10 PMHackers Accessed Thousands of Emails From House GOP Campaign Committee Before Midterms
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Dec. 4 2018 2:02 PMEthics Aren’t Just About RulesThe headline-grabbing CRISPR research could be unethical even if it followed guidelines.
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Dec. 3 2018 7:59 PMTumblr Should Not Ban PornIt should welcome more porn!
Gizmos
Dec. 2 2018 2:05 PMThe Good Enough ListSlate’s guide to the less-expensive, perfectly adequate gifts we love (or don’t hate).
The Industry
Nov. 30 2018 3:16 PMWhy Is It So Hard to Quit Amazon? Because Shopping Is Labor.Prime has helped overworked and underpaid Americans stretch their money and time. No wonder it’s so hard to quit.
The Industry
Dec. 11 2018 5:38 PMRepublicans Kept Embarrassing Themselves While Trying to Get Google’s CEO to Admit the Company Was Biased Against Conservatives
The Industry
Dec. 11 2018 1:12 PMOf Course Monopoly Man and Alex Jones Showed Up at Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Capitol Hill Hearing
Medical Examiner
Dec. 10 2018 5:08 PMPhotoshop Isn’t the ProblemIt’s nice to think that a move toward more authenticity would help women. Unfortunately, brands are starting to figure out how to sell authenticity, too.
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Dec. 10 2018 9:00 AMWhat’s More Volatile, Cryptocurrency or the Lira?In Turkey’s uncertain economic climate, bitcoin is looking awfully good.
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Dec. 7 2018 4:37 PMIn Two Years, Most New California Homes Will Come With Solar Panels
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Dec. 6 2018 10:19 PMWhat the Huawei Executive’s Arrest Could Mean for the U.S.-China Trade WarOne key question it raises: What are the limits of American coercion?
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Dec. 6 2018 11:27 AMThis is the Dawning of the Age of … Niobium?Forget the Age of Oil. The minerals powering our high-tech world are the next big thing in geopolitics.
If Then
Dec. 5 2018 4:00 PMFacebook’s Race Problem(s)A former employee wants reform, and a civil rights group wants Facebook’s policy chief fired.
The Industry
Dec. 5 2018 12:56 PMFacebook Reportedly Gave Netflix and Airbnb Special Access to User Data
Future Tense
Dec. 4 2018 5:18 PMThings Were Supposed to Be Different in HungaryFour years ago, I thought technology would help bring freedom to Hungary. It didn’t happen.
Future Tense
Dec. 4 2018 2:40 PMDon’t Get Carried Away With CybersecurityA new bill that would jail executives for not stopping some data breaches goes too far.
Science
Dec. 3 2018 8:03 PMNeil deGrasse Tyson’s Response to Allegations of Sexual Assault Is Self-DefeatingHe confirms several aspects of the allegations but denies that any of them were harmful.
Future Tense
Dec. 3 2018 12:32 PMWhat’s Ransomware Without Cryptocurrency?The Treasury Department is trying something new to stop attacks like those that affected the city of Atlanta, hospitals, and many more.
The Industry
Nov. 30 2018 7:12 PMUnsustainableWhat will it take for Elon Musk to come to grips with the alarming deluge of allegations of racism, sexism, and safety hazards coming from Tesla’s factory floors?
Science
Nov. 30 2018 2:32 PMHow Climate Change Will Affect Each Region of the United StatesNo matter where you live, you won’t be able to escape the impact.

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