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The EU’s Interrogation of Mark Zuckerberg Was a Waste of Everyone’s Time

May 22 2018 3:57 PMWhy Is It OK for Cellphone Companies to Sell Your Location Data to Third Parties?We shouldn’t be complacent about this.
May 22 2018 2:59 PMWhat Will It Take to Combat Disinformation in the Digital Age?A Future Tense event recap.
May 22 2018 1:30 PMFor the BirdsI spent two weeks trying to charge electric scooters for extra cash. What I got was a lot of headaches.
May 21 2018 6:04 PMThis School District’s Facial Recognition Software Will Not Prevent a Mass Shooting
May 21 2018 12:51 PMThe Privacy Scandal That Should Be Bigger Than Cambridge AnalyticaWireless carriers are sharing your real-time location with shady third parties—and a bug lets anyone use that data to track you.
May 18 2018 2:09 PMElon Musk Explains More About How He’s Going to Get You From LAX to Downtown Los Angeles in Eight Minutes
May 18 2018 12:43 PMWhere Are Our Useful Futuristic Clothes Already?Today’s connected clothing brings new meaning to the phrase “smartly dressed.”
May 16 2018 3:43 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: Change Your Passwords After a Breakup
May 16 2018 9:00 AMThe Dirty Truth Coming for Self-Driving CarsTrash. Odors. Bodily fluids. Will autonomous rideshares be ready for our mess?
May 15 2018 3:06 PMThe Most Shocking Thing About Encrypted Email Being Vulnerable Is That Anyone Still Uses Encrypted Email
May 14 2018 1:58 PMHow Cities Are Reining in Out-of-Control Policing TechLocal governments are demanding accountability, transparency, and community participation on law enforcement surveillance practices.
May 12 2018 8:00 AMHow Augmented Reality Is Going to Change Google MapsWalking directions will be safer, less confusing, and pretty cool.
May 11 2018 1:29 PMFacebook Is Reportedly “Serious” About Launching a Cryptocurrency
May 10 2018 6:40 PMDid Russian Trolls Organize Anti-Beyoncé Rallies In 2016?It’s complicated.
May 10 2018 2:40 PMAm I Speaking to a Human?Google’s A.I. should have to identify itself when it calls a restaurant for you.
May 22 2018 3:22 PMThe Trump Administration’s Astounding Hypocrisy on Cybersecurity Goes Well Beyond “But Her Emails”
May 22 2018 1:40 PMWhat Is GDPR and How Will It Affect You?
May 22 2018 9:14 AMWhose Dystopia Is It Anyway?We throw the word around a lot, but the dystopic is in the eye of the beholder.
May 21 2018 2:22 PMProgressive Groups Launch Ad Campaign to Break Up Facebook
May 18 2018 4:30 PMHow a Star Wars Crab Became a Federal Agency’s Twitter Avatar
May 18 2018 1:35 PMVirginia Police Caught an Assault Suspect Using His Strava Record
May 16 2018 4:08 PMThe Senate Just Voted to Bring Back Net Neutrality From the Dead
May 16 2018 11:30 AMTime for Another Head CountTechnology could help make sure the 2020 census doesn’t miss so many people.
May 16 2018 7:30 AMThere Are Two Big Reasons Robocalls Are Getting WorseThe FCC is only trying to fix one.
May 15 2018 7:30 AMChange the Passwords on Everything After a BreakupEven your smart doorbell.
May 14 2018 11:41 AMFacebook Suspends 200 Apps for Suspicious Data Use
May 11 2018 6:59 PMBlocking the On-Ramp to the Free InternetGoogle and Amazon have made a small technical change that is making it harder for people in repressive countries to go online.
May 11 2018 9:15 AMHow a Mugger Helped Create the NSA’s Post-9/11 Surveillance ProgramHis follow-up harassing phone calls to his victim have had stupendous ramifications for us all.
May 10 2018 4:25 PMAlexa Is a Bad DogShe responds to sounds we can’t hear, and she’s not very loyal.
May 10 2018 1:21 PMThe Death of Net Neutrality Becomes Official in One Month