Federal Court Rules You Have the Right to Record the Cops—Even in Secret
The Massachusetts police must stop arresting civilians who dare to film them covertly.
Bird BathWhy do people keep throwing electric scooters into rivers and lakes—and what should companies like Bird and Lime do to stop them?
What the Huawei Executive’s Arrest Could Mean for the U.S.-China Trade WarOne key question it raises: What are the limits of American coercion?
Fandom’s Fate Is Not Tied to Tumblr’sIf Tumblr doesn’t learn from history, it will be headed for the same fate as LiveJournal.
Ethics Aren’t Just About RulesThe headline-grabbing CRISPR research could be unethical even if it followed guidelines.
What’s Ransomware Without Cryptocurrency?The Treasury Department is trying something new to stop attacks like those that affected the city of Atlanta, hospitals, and many more.
China’s Bioethics Struggles Enter the SpotlightIf a researcher’s claim to have used CRISPR to genetically edit babies is true, it will confirm some people’s worst fears about science in China.
What’s Stopping Human Capital From Becoming a Security?A response to Mark Stasenko’s short story “Overvalued.”
What’s More Volatile, Cryptocurrency or the Lira?In Turkey’s uncertain economic climate, bitcoin is looking awfully good.
Workers With Criminal Records Struggle to Find a Place in the Gig EconomyCompanies like Uber and Lyft promise they’re creating opportunities for people shut out of traditional employment, but their opaque background check policies present a barrier for some.
This is the Dawning of the Age of … Niobium?Forget the Age of Oil. The minerals powering our high-tech world are the next big thing in geopolitics.
Is This What Prison Mail Looks Like Now?People incarcerated in Pennsylvania are receiving unrecognizable pictures and missing pages. It could spread elsewhere.
Things Were Supposed to Be Different in HungaryFour years ago, I thought technology would help bring freedom to Hungary. It didn’t happen.
Don’t Get Carried Away With CybersecurityA new bill that would jail executives for not stopping some data breaches goes too far.
In the (Uncanny) Valley of the DollsRestoring old automata—mechanical ancestors to robots—brings out the supernatural side of tech.
Your Credit Score Isn’t a Reflection of Your Moral CharacterBut the Department of Homeland Security seems to think it is.