Five Lessons From the Rise of BodycamsHow not to respond to the next police surveillance technology.
India Wants a Cashless Society. But There’s a High Cost.A sudden government change has created chaos—and long ATM lines.
Why the Ruling Against Wisconsin’s Gerrymander Could Change Redistricting in America
Predictive Policing Isn’t About the FutureIt’s about the past.
Netizen Report: U.K. Passes Blanket Surveillance Law
How the Rest of the World Feels About U.S. Dominance of the InternetShort answer: not great.
Twitter Is Banning Racist “Alt-Right” Leaders. It Should Explain Exactly Why.
You Are Helping Shape the InternetSo you should think about what you want it to look like.
Farm the Oceans to Help Stop Global WarmingIt’s a controversial idea—but it’s already happening anyway.
Twitter Releases New Features to Fight Harassment—Just in Time
The Internet Debates Most Important to the PoorIn most of the world, net neutrality and ICANN are less important than infrastructure and free speech.
Why Wouldn’t Facebook Let Me Post Death Threats I Receive From Trump Supporters?
Online Harm Is RealMany dismissed a woman’s complaints about being groped in virtual reality. But that’s the wrong way to think about the internet.
Facebook Bans Targeting Based on Race and Ethnicity for Housing and Employment Ads
Mark Zuckerberg Says Fake News on Facebook Had “No Impact” on the Election
Hackers Breached San Francisco’s Transit System and Demanded a Ransom
No, Donald Trump Does Not Suddenly Care About Climate Change
Should Police Bodycams Come With Facial Recognition Software?A technology embraced to protect citizens could have major civil liberties implications.
Google’s 21st-Century EmpireCountries don’t control the internet. Companies do.
How Pokémon Go Violates the Original Vision for Pokémon
Future Tense Event: What Will Law Enforcement Technology Look Like in 2050?
Now Is the Time to Replace Our Decrepit Voting MachinesWe can’t wait until something goes wrong in the next election.
Future Tense Newsletter: A Moment of Reckoning for Facebook
Getting Schooled in Social MediaTweets, texts, and new apps help link schools with parents and community
Standing Rock’s Other Pipe ProblemThe North Dakota pipeline protesters, and other marginalized groups, need access to communications technology.
Did Facebook Tolerate Fake News to Appease Conservatives?
The Philosopher Who Helped Create the Information AgeGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz isn’t a household name—but he should be.
Why We Can’t Know Whether Facebook Is to Blame for Trump’s Election
China Is in the Midst of a Live-Streaming RevolutionBut it won’t spur a political one.
How to Trump-Proof Your Electronic CommunicationsIf Donald’s going to be in charge of the surveillance apparatus, we should all take precautions.