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Who Is Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, the Latest Russian Charged With Meddling in U.S. Elections?

The Industry
Oct. 19 2018 5:09 PMThe One Place Where Oprah Is Running for PresidentRepublican operatives are spending a small fortune on Facebook ads pitting her against Trump.
Science
Oct. 19 2018 1:57 PMIn 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.
Science
Oct. 18 2018 8:00 PMShould You Buy a Mega Millions Ticket?It all comes down to taxes.
Future Tense
Oct. 18 2018 6:14 PMThe Weather Channel’s New Wildfire Simulation Is Terrifying. But Maybe It’ll Help Save Lives.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 18 2018 9:00 AMJournalism 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?
The Industry
Oct. 17 2018 4:52 PM“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?
If Then
Oct. 17 2018 3:59 PMHow 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
Oct. 17 2018 12:02 PMA 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?
Future Tense
Oct. 16 2018 5:10 PMElizabeth Warren Has Set a Dangerous PrecedentWill other politicians be bullied into releasing their genetic information, too?
Future Tense
Oct. 16 2018 7:30 AMWhen Alexa Can’t Understand YouPeople with speech disabilities are being left out of the voice-assistant revolution.
Users
Oct. 15 2018 3:38 PMKeeping Your Wedding Guests Off Social Media Is Basically Hopeless. Just Ask Princess Eugenie.
Users
Oct. 12 2018 6:53 PMWould You Pay a Random Website 99 Cents to Find Out Who Else Paid It 99 Cents?The internet weirdos at Thinko think you might.
Future Tense
Oct. 12 2018 4:45 PMHow 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.
The Industry
Oct. 11 2018 6:51 PMFacebook Purged a Ton of Political Spam—From Americans, Not Russians
The Industry
Oct. 11 2018 5:35 PMWhy Google Could Be in Trouble Over the Google Plus BugIts decision not to disclose a vulnerability may have violated a Federal Trade Commission consent decree—and the consequences could be expensive.
Future Tense
Oct. 19 2018 4:24 PMJustice Department Charges Russian With Campaign to Interfere in Midterm Elections
Future Tense
Oct. 19 2018 12:09 PM“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 Industry
Oct. 18 2018 6:15 PMThe 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.
Future Tense
Oct. 18 2018 12:57 PMIt’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.
Future Tense
Oct. 18 2018 7:30 AMWhat It’s Like to Be a Professional Live Video Game StreamerBeing good at gaming is only a small part of the gig.
Future Tense
Oct. 17 2018 4:08 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: When Alexa Can’t Hear You
Users
Oct. 17 2018 3:36 PMThe New Way to Get People to Register to Vote Is to Trick Them Into It With Celebrity Gossip
The Industry
Oct. 16 2018 5:43 PMThe 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.
Gizmos
Oct. 16 2018 4:30 PMGet Over the NotchSmartphone critics are way too worked up over an awkward, transitional handset feature.
Medical Examiner
Oct. 16 2018 5:55 AMWe’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.
Future Tense
Oct. 15 2018 9:43 AMWhen 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.
Future Tense
Oct. 12 2018 5:51 PMThe Facebook Hack Could Haunt Its Victims for Years to ComeWe finally know more about what happened—and it’s not good.
Future Tense
Oct. 12 2018 2:54 PMHow Much Could Jamal Khashoggi’s Apple Watch Tell Us About His Disappearance?
Users
Oct. 11 2018 6:46 PMSnapchat Makes Television NowIt’s vertical, highly produced, and very superfluous.
Users
Oct. 11 2018 3:09 PMKanye West Just Showed the Whole World His iPhone Passcode

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