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Facebook Doesn’t Need a Chief Ethics Officer

It needs something much bigger than one new hire.

Jan. 24 2017 10:20 AMHow Frankenstein’s Monster Became SexyRecent adaptations of the classic novel have transformed the creature from grotesque to irresistible.
Jan. 23 2017 7:06 AMDr. Frankenstein’s Three Big MistakesWhat artificial intelligence researchers can learn from Frankenstein.
Jan. 20 2017 11:12 AMTrump Finally Sacrifices Something That Matters to Him—His Phone
Jan. 19 2017 2:33 PMFuture Tense Event: The Spawn of Frankenstein
Jan. 18 2017 1:39 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: Worrisome New Rules About Raw NSA Surveillance Data
Jan. 18 2017 9:00 AMThe Vivisectionist and FrankensteinA new novel about a famous French researcher examines the ethical debates scientists and the public had in the 19th century.
Jan. 18 2017 7:15 AMThe Best Way to Protect Students’ Personal DataTeachers need to be the first line of defense.
Jan. 16 2017 9:30 AMWhat Frankenstein Has to Do With Anti-VaxxersCaution about technology is good. Fear of technology is not.
Jan. 13 2017 11:26 AMThe Weird Science That Inspired Mary ShelleyFrankenstein reflects a strange intellectual moment in history.
Jan. 11 2017 1:36 PMThe Problem With “Playing God”The phrase sows moral panic about science without helping to solve it.
Jan. 6 2017 5:15 PMWhat Facebook’s Decision to Hire Campbell Brown Says About Its Future
Jan. 5 2017 2:27 PMRussia Used Fake News to Influence the Election, Says U.S. Intelligence Chief
Jan. 4 2017 2:09 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: Why We’re Still Talking About Frankenstein
Jan. 3 2017 7:02 AMA Cheat-Sheet Guide to FrankensteinAnd the novel’s legacy for scientific innovation.
Jan. 3 2017 5:55 AMThe War on Drugs Halted Research Into the Potential Benefits of PsychedelicsNow it’s finally starting up again.
Jan. 23 2017 11:42 AMDid the Department of Defense Just Subtweet Donald Trump?
Jan. 20 2017 11:36 AMNetizen Report: Bahrain Orders Newspaper to Stop “Using Electronic Media Tools”
Jan. 19 2017 6:06 PMA Cellphone Rights Guide for Trump Inauguration Protesters and Women’s Marchers
Jan. 18 2017 2:41 PMSorry Folks, Flying Cars Are a Distraction
Jan. 18 2017 10:13 AMFinally, Google Maps Now Includes Parking Information—for Some Users
Jan. 18 2017 8:37 AMFive Years Ago, Internet Users Showed Their Political Might. And They Will Do It Again.
Jan. 17 2017 3:55 PMNow It’s Much Easier for Government Agencies to Get NSA Surveillance Data
Jan. 13 2017 12:26 PMNetizen Report: Dire Straits for Political Prisoners in Iran
Jan. 11 2017 4:15 PMDid a Federal Surveillance Court Really “Reject” an FBI Application to Spy On Trump Associates?
Jan. 11 2017 1:13 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: Why BuzzFeed Published Those Explosive, Unverified Trump Memos
Jan. 6 2017 9:24 AMHow Franken- Lurched Its Way Into Our LexiconThe prefix has taken on a life of its own.
Jan. 4 2017 6:29 PMWhy Mark Zuckerberg Is Suddenly Acting Like a Politician
Jan. 3 2017 1:44 PMThe Good Reason Why CNN Used Images From a Video Game to Illustrate a Story on Hacking
Jan. 3 2017 7:01 AMWhy Frankenstein Is Still Relevant, Almost 200 Years After It Was PublishedThe novel provides the perfect lens through which to examine scientific innovation.
Dec. 30 2016 5:56 AMSelf-Driving Cars Will Make Organ Shortages Even WorseWe need to prepare for that now.