Elizabeth Warren Has Set a Dangerous PrecedentWill other politicians be bullied into releasing their genetic information, too?
When Can the Government Shoot Down Civilian Drones?A new law gives authorities more power to take down possible threats—but some civil liberties groups worry that it goes too far.
How to Tell Whether Your Account Was Hit by the Massive Facebook HackPhone numbers, emails, your religion, your hometown, and even what you searched for all could have been exposed.
Amazon Owes Wikipedia Big-TimeSmart speakers are taking advantage of the free labor of Wikipedia volunteers.
Privacy Not IncludedNew gadgets from Google and Facebook look fun and useful. But that’s no longer enough.
Can Paper Ballots Save Our Democracy?Amid fears of voting-machine hacks, some election-security experts are advocating for a return to the past.
Should This Thing Be Smart? Bike Lock Edition.If you have been looking for a bike lock that will give your mom a heart attack every time you come to a hard stop on a bumpy road, this is the one for you.
Looking Down Under for a Back DoorA proposed law in Australia could give U.S. law enforcement access to encrypted communications.
There Is No Good Way to Stop China From Planting Microchips in American ElectronicsFundamentally, there is no way to secure a global supply chain and manufacturing process.
Elon MuzzledTesla has been ordered to put in place “controls and procedures to oversee Musk’s communications.” Does that include the ones about the aliens, pedos, and “the D”?
The Federal Government and California Are Officially at War Over Net NeutralityHere’s what happens next.
When Alexa Can’t Understand YouPeople with speech disabilities are being left out of the voice-assistant revolution.
The Facebook Hack Could Haunt Its Victims for Years to ComeWe finally know more about what happened—and it’s not good.
Google Did the Right ThingDespite negative coverage, the company handled the vulnerability around Google Plus properly.
Editing the Internet’s Second ScreenHow Wikipedia deals with vandals, harassers, false news, and its diversity problem.
How Sci-Fi Like WarGames Led to Real Policy During the Reagan AdministrationFrom hacking legislation to missile defense.
Siri Is Not Your New Celebrity GossipmongerAn updated Siri is keeping up with the Kardashians—but only when they get married, have kids, or die.
Do Not Be Alarmed by the Test of the Presidential Alert Text Message SystemWe need this badly. Plus, there are layers of bureaucracy to protect you from a middle-of-the-night message from Trump.
Why I’m Worried About GoogleI used to trust some of its products, like Chrome. I increasingly don’t.
The Very First Social NetworkHow a 1979 chain email about science fiction spawned the internet we know today.
Journalists Just Can’t Quit Microsoft Word. But Some Are Trying.We’re not quite ready to Accept This Change.