A New Theory on Why We Haven’t Found Aliens YetThey’re sleeping.
What Happens When an A.I. Program Tries to Write Poetry?
Trump the BenevolentHe wants praise for letting the Afghan girls’ robotics team into the United States. We shouldn’t give it to him.
A Ukrainian Cyberattack Shows How Dangerous Software Backdoors Can Be
Future Tense Newsletter: Trump’s Idea for a U.S.-Russia Cybersecurity Unit Is Unbearably Dumb
Where Thelma Meets Louise: Use This Site to Find Nifty Intersections (and Search Your Own Name)
How Worried Should We Really Be About Security Firm Kaspersky Lab’s Ties to Russia?
Humans and Machines Making Beautiful Music TogetherWhy we should encourage computer-generated creativity.
Is Our Relationship With the iPhone Just Another Loveless Marriage?
State Department Tries to Start “Fake Twitter Feud,” Understands Neither Feuds nor Twitter
Whose Speech Is Chilled by Surveillance?Women and young people are more likely to self-censor if they think they’re being monitored.
California Is Thinking About Giving “Reasonable” Internet Access to Youth in Juvenile Detention
The Canadian Supreme Court Orders Google to Make a Worldwide Change
Netizen Report: Venezuela’s Conflict Moves From the Streets to the Internet
Announcing Future Tense’s New Partnership With Letras Libres
Internet Service Providers Were Not Amused by the Net Neutrality Day of Action
How an Outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo Was Contained
A Font Is at the Heart of Pakistan’s Prime Minister’s Legal Troubles
How Major Websites Are Marking Today’s Net Neutrality Protest
Trump’s Voter Data Haul Tests the Privacy of Public RecordsJust because information is “publicly available” does not mean it is, or should be, widely available.
Why Haven’t Reporters Mass-Adopted Secure Tools for Communicating With Sources?When journalists don’t step up, leakers are forced to use riskier modes of communication to initiate contact.
Facebook Is Building a “Village” for Its Workers. More Big Companies Should Do That.
Exactly How Stupid of an Idea Is a U.S.-Russia Cybersecurity Unit?Maddeningly, bafflingly, excruciatingly stupid.
Federal Appeals Court: You Have a Constitutional Right to Film Police Officers in Public
We Need Election Integrity—Just Not the Way Trump Is Going About ItDomestic voter fraud isn’t a real threat. Hackers from overseas are.
Turns Out That “Car-Eating Bus” From China Might Be a Scam
What Facebook Can Learn From CraigslistThe humble Craigslist has tackled its own content moderation problems—and is succeeding.
A.I. Could Help Combat Modern Slavery, if Humans Don’t Mess It Up
The Most Important Lesson From the Leaked Facebook Content Moderation Documents
New Zealand Could Require Students to Learn to Code