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If You Fly a Drone, so Can Police

What the Fourth Amendment says about law enforcement use of unmanned aerial vehicles.

May 25 2016 7:00 AMBlock by BlockKids code their own 3-D creations with a new design program.
May 24 2016 7:00 AMHow to Fly a Drone Without Being a JerkBe polite, ask permission, and don’t drink.
May 20 2016 9:12 AMDrones Aren’t PlanesUsing the wrong metaphor for unmanned aerial vehicles can have serious policy implications.
May 19 2016 12:03 PMIt’s So Hard to Get Good Digital Help These Days!
May 18 2016 6:00 PMGoogle Launches New Chat and Video Apps Alongside ... Existing Chat and Video Apps
May 18 2016 11:30 AMFuture Tense Newsletter: The Real Problem With Surveillance
May 17 2016 6:25 PMWhy Does It Still Take Five Hours to Fly Cross-Country?! A Future Tense Event Recap.
May 17 2016 12:54 PMBelgian Police Caution Facebook Users About the Privacy Implications of “Likes”
May 16 2016 5:47 PMReport: Twitter’s 140-Character Limit May Not Count Photos and Links Anymore
May 16 2016 3:57 PMWho Put a Google Maps Sticker on an Unmarked Philadelphia Police Car?
May 13 2016 6:17 PMBadass Digital Publishing Platform Will Archive Its Content on Nickel Plates for 10,000 Years
May 13 2016 10:12 AMNetizen Report: Mapping “Disputed” Areas Could Become a Crime in India
May 12 2016 2:54 PMInstagram Bans Hashtags to Hide Pornography. So Why Did It Go After #Easter and #Kansas?
May 12 2016 9:39 AMPornhub Will Pay You $25,000 to Report Bugs When You’re Not Watching Other Stuff
May 11 2016 2:00 PMThis Arcane Rule Change Would Give U.S. Law Enforcement New Power to Hack People Worldwide
May 24 2016 2:50 PMTwitter Hashtags Are a Great Way to Raise Awareness for Three or Four Hours
May 23 2016 6:13 PMFBI Says the Sketchy Software It Uses in Investigations Isn’t Malware
May 19 2016 9:13 PMEven Glenn Beck Thinks Facebook’s “Liberal Bias” Is Overblown
May 19 2016 9:15 AMThere Is No Such Thing as “Public” DataAnd it’s not OK for researchers to scrape information from websites like OkCupid.
May 18 2016 5:56 PMGoogle’s New Gadget Is Like the Amazon Echo, Only Smarter. And Maybe Creepier.  
May 18 2016 8:55 AMThe Gulf Between Regulatory Ability and the Demand for Eco-Friendly CarsThe VW scandal shows how the government fails green consumers.
May 17 2016 6:15 PMYou Can Learn a Scary Amount From Someone’s Telephone Metadata
May 17 2016 9:00 AMEnough With the “Sunbathing Teenager” GambitDrone privacy is about much more than protecting girls in bikinis.
May 16 2016 4:15 PMNow When You Browse BuzzFeed All Your Traffic Will Be Encrypted
May 16 2016 12:56 PMWelcome to the PyroceneThe Fort McMurray fire comes from the collision of free-burning flames with a fossil-fuel–powered society.
May 13 2016 5:28 PMHow Three Simpsons Fans Created the Most Wonderful Thing on the Internet. (Now With GIFs!)
May 12 2016 6:23 PMTiny Flecks of Debris Can Do Real Damage to the International Space Station
May 12 2016 12:30 PMThis Video Proves That Apple Actually Is Deleting Music Files Off Some People’s Hard Drives
May 12 2016 7:00 AMWhat Can Consumer Drones Actually See?We tried to spy on some willing participants.
May 11 2016 1:09 PMWhy It’s So Funny That Republicans Are Upset With Facebook for “Censoring” News