How TV Meteorologists Can Talk About Climate Change Even During a Polar VortexAn interview with Climate Central’s Sean Sublette.
Spy vs. Bad SpySloppy attempts to fool two surveillance researchers would have been funny if they hadn’t been so sinister.
What’s in It for the Trolls?Ken Liu’s “Thoughts and Prayers” shows how the cruelest of online harassers convince themselves they’re doing the right thing.
The Netflix BoostDon’t fear the market competition and cultural hegemony of Netflix’s exported content.
Here Come the Internet BlackoutsThe rise in internet blackouts shows that the internet is becoming more centralized—and increasingly vulnerable to manipulation.
Drones Are the New Flying SaucersWhen people see something unexplained in the sky, they’re too quick to blame drones.
Telecom Companies Are Seriously Overhyping 5G NetworksThe marketing gimmicks would be hilarious if they didn’t come with potentially major consequences.
Apple’s Frightful FaceTime Bug Is a Reminder That We’re Never Really Safe OnlineEven from tech companies we “trust.”
Facing FactsA case in Florida demonstrates the problems with using facial recognition to identify suspects in low-stakes crimes.
Spotify May Reinforce Many Music Industry Power Imbalances, but a Few Artists Are Using It to Upend Others
Science Gets Shut Down Right Along With the Federal GovernmentGovernment-funded scientific agencies already face flat budgets. Now the shutdown is jeopardizing the core of their work.
Biometrics vs. the Fifth AmendmentA judge has issued a baffling decision on forcing suspects to use a thumb to unlock a device.
Practice Hacktivism at Your Own RiskA hacker’s 10-year prison sentence shows that courts don’t care what an attacker’s motives are.
Close the National Parks NowLeaving them open during the shutdown is causing long-term damage that we may not be able to fix.