Algorithms Could Create an Even Playing Field—if We Insist on ItAn expert on algorithmic bias responds to Deji Olukotun’s “When We Were Patched.”
Alexa Is Shielding Children From the TruthHow can kids trust technology that lies to their face about Santa Claus?
Researchers Develop Reprogrammable Braille in Hopes of Making Books More Accessible for Blind Readers
Alexa, Play This Perfectly Timed BurnWhat do tech-based jokes like this say about us and our relationship to technology?
Who Updates Celebrity Deaths on Wikipedia?Meet the editors who race to be the first to declare a famous person dead.
We Have to Be Smart About Artificial Intelligence in MedicineWhen the technology is complicated, opaque, changing, and absolutely vital to the health of a patient, how do we make sure it works as promised?
How Sex Robots Could Revolutionize Marriage—for the BetterWith sexual needs outsourced to robots, marriages could become stronger than ever.
What Are “Ethics in Design”?People in the field are calling for more ethical decision-making—but it’s hard to pin down what exactly that means.
Inside Google’s Plan to Launch a Censored Search Engine in ChinaThe reporter who revealed the secret project shares what’s behind the internet giant’s ambitions—and why it may even have been kept hidden from one of Google’s founders.
Iran’s Social Media Propaganda Campaign Was Bad at Both Propaganda and Social MediaWe found the tweets and they are … kind of weird.
The Anti-Semitism Lurking in Dark Corners of the Cryptocurrency CommunityThe core beliefs driving bitcoin can be twisted into something much darker.
Report: DOJ Pressuring Facebook to Break Encryption on Messenger App So It Can Listen to Suspect’s Calls
How the QAnon Conspiracy Theory Went From the Fringes of the Internet to T-Shirts for Sale on Amazon
China’s Aggressive Surveillance Technology Will Spread Beyond Its BordersNow is the time for liberal democracies to grapple with the privacy-invading power of algorithmic authoritarianism.