Future Tense Newsletter: Asking Tomorrow’s Questions Today
How Geoengineering Could Affect the Global ClimateAn interactive simulation of one possible scenario.
The Internet’s 25 Worst Passwords, and Why They Aren’t as Bad as You Think
Why We Should Research Solar Geoengineering NowIt’s not about implementing a scheme to cool the planet tomorrow—it’s about giving future generations the information they need to make a smart choice.
Ugly Robots Deserve Legal Protections, Too
Should We Outsource Emotional Labor to Robots?Cuddly mechanical bears and seals may seem harmless, but there’s a real risk to depending on machines for comfort.
How an Attempt to Give Users More Control Over Their Data Opened a Door for a New Scam
Why Would Anyone Want a Drone to Follow Them Around All the Time?
Obama Loves Self-Driving Cars. Here’s His Plan to Make Them Happen.
There’s a Scary Easy Way for Hackers to Remotely Attack Industrial Motors
Watch a Human-Size Drone Carry a Person
Data From Your Smartwatch Might Let Hackers Figure Out Your PIN Numbers
Dear Hackers, Please Tell Us Our Security Flaws. Sincerely, GM.
17-Year-Old Aaron Swartz: Thomas Jefferson Would Hate 21st-Century Copyright Laws
The New iOS Will Help You Sleep Better by Turning Your Screen Orange at Night
Can a Curious Computer Improve Student Writing?Most roboreaders grade essays. This one wants to help make them better.
These Two Experts Answered Your Burning Geoengineering QuestionsOn Jan. 19, 2016.
Tagging Someone in a Facebook Post Can Violate a Restraining Order
See a Visualization of Tor’s Anonymous Data Flowing Around the World
The Color of SurveillanceWhat an infamous abuse of power teaches us about the modern spy era.
The Knock-Down, Drag-Out Fight Over Cybersecurity LegislationThe end result wasn’t perfect—but the privacy community landed some strong punches.
Geoengineering’s Moral Hazard ProblemWould treating the symptoms of climate change give people permission to ignore the causes?
Supercharge Your Netflix Experience With This New Browser Add-On
The World’s Largest Model Railroad Is Now on Google Street View, and It Is Just a Delight
Saved by the DrillObama wants to be remembered as a climate savior. He wasn’t.
Future Tense Newsletter: Remembering Aaron Swartz
Before I Can Fix This Tractor, We Have to Fix Copyright Law
This Man Was Banned From Playing a Video Game Because of National Security?
What Experiments to Block Out the Sun Can’t Tell UsUsing technology to fix climate change requires careful research—but that’s easier said than done.
Remember When David Bowie Launched His Own Internet Service Provider?