Future Tense Newsletter: Read a New Short Story From Sci-Fi Writer Madeline Ashby
Facebook Is Making Its Privacy Controls Easier to Use
Analog Regulators Can’t Keep Up With the Digital AgeTo regulate new technologies like self-driving cars, we need new policymaking tools.
Mark Zuckerberg Reportedly Plans to Testify Before Congress
Embracing Mechanical LoveA robot designed to assist children with autism is a glimmer of the best possible future for social A.I.
Lack of FocusSafety drivers are supposed to be our bridge to a self-driving world. They might not have the attention spans for it.
There’s Officially a Federal Investigation Into Facebook. What Could Come of It?
“Domestic Violence”A new short story from science-fiction writer and futurist Madeline Ashby.
Why University Networks Are So Tempting to Foreign HackersIt’s actually kind of sweet.
What the Fatal Uber Crash Doesn’t Tell Us About Self-Driving CarsThis sad accident won’t set any useful precedents.
How to Regulate FacebookMark Zuckerberg says he’s open to more oversight. What should it look like?
A Weather App Glitch Made it Look Like the World Was Ending
Congress Put the Controversial CLOUD Act in Its Spending Bill. What Does That Mean For Data Privacy?
Video From the Fatal Uber Self-Driving Car Crash Has Been Released
The Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Isn’t a Hero. He’s Just Another Tech Bro.He comes from the same tradition as Mark Zuckerberg himself.
Apple CEO Tim Cook Takes a Shot a Mark Zuckerberg: “I Wouldn’t Be in This Situation.”
Why Can’t the U.S. Government Make a Decent Broadband Map?It all comes down to incomplete data.
Arizona’s Lax Approach to Regulating Self-Driving Cars Is Dangerous—and Paying OffAt least in the short term.
The Government Is Finally Investing in Election SecurityThere’s still much more to do.
People Don’t Trust Facebook. Here’s Why They’re Staying On It Anyway.
The Roots of the Cambridge Analytica ScandalHow FarmVille helped users become comfortable giving away their Facebook data.
Facebook Admits It Has Been Keeping Records of Android Users’ Calls and Texts
The Complicated Relationship Between Abuse and TechAn expert on domestic violence and technology responds to Madeline Ashby’s short story.
The Courts Can Handle the Deadly Uber Self-Driving Car CrashBut that doesn’t mean the law is ready for autonomous vehicles.
Justice Department Indicts Iranian Hackers for Allegedly Stealing Research From Hundreds of Universities
Self-Driving Cars Are Being Tested on My Community’s Streets, but I Didn’t Have a Say
The Many Mea Culpas of Mark ZuckerbergThe Facebook founder has this down to a formula.
How Stephen Hawking Reclaimed His Voice—and Helped Others Do the SameOne of Hawking’s greatest legacies is the work he did on technologies to assist people with disabilities.
The Future of Experience?Join us in Washington for a virtual reality pop-up event.
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