Palestinians Finally Get Mobile Broadband
The OPM Data Breach Is Putting a Damper on My ThanksgivingI have to break the news to friends and family that their information was compromised.
The Tyranny of Algorithms
Can Coding Make the Classroom Better?How “computational thinking” and collaborative problem solving is transforming some classrooms.
Future Tense Event: Afrofuturism—Imagining the Future of Black Identity
What Happened at Slate This Week?A nerd-friendly guide to the magazine for the week of Nov. 16.
Now When You Have a Bad Breakup, Facebook Will Help You Avoid Your Ex
Can Online Exchange Programs Really Help Kids Learn About the World?They help American students connect with students across the world to build solar-powered lights, take virtual walking journeys, and learn about Syrian genocide.
Go Turn On This New Amazon Feature That Will Make Your Account Much More Secure
These Ridiculously Premature Drone Registration Services Look Like a Huge Waste of Money
The Most Intense El Niño Ever Observed Is Already a Worldwide Disaster
Future Tense Event: Come Watch October Sky with Dr. France Córdova in Washington, D.C.
Can This New App Use Fitbits to Transform Care for the Elderly?
What Will Libraries Be Like in 2100?It’s not so far away.
Metadata Surveillance Didn’t Stop the Paris AttacksAnd yet intelligence officials and politicians are now saying it could have. They’re wrong.
The FAA’s Drone Registry Shouldn’t Be Exempt From FOIA Requests
Some Good Advice for the FAA’s Drone Registry Initiative
New Sunset-Quality Forecasts Mean You’ll Never Miss Another Stunner
Tesla Is Recalling Every Model S on the Road. Good Move.
The Reality of Crime-Fighting AlgorithmsI am a data scientist, and this is why Minority Report will never happen.
Imagining California Without Oil RefineriesNot being gasoline consumers has become part of residents’ identities.
Here’s What ISIS Is Teaching Its Terrorists About Online Privacy
How Japan Is Getting Its Act Together on CybersecurityThe high-tech nation had lagged behind in this important arena—but it’s changing.
Hate Talking to Irritating People? These Graphics Will Remind You Not to Pick Up.
A Congressman Wants to Censor the Internet to Thwart ISIS’ Digital Strategy. Horrible Plan.
Future Tense Newsletter: Digital Prophecies and Present Fears
How I Became a SuperforecasterAn intelligence community project recruits ordinary citizens to help anticipate future geopolitical events.
Motorized Picnic Tables Are Cruising Around Perth With Australian Police in Hot Pursuit
The Emotional Uncanny ValleyHow zombies could be the future of artificial intelligence.
Intelligence Officials Have Named One More Enemy in the Paris Attacks: Encryption