Researchers Develop Reprogrammable Braille in Hopes of Making Books More Accessible for Blind Readers
Report: DOJ Pressuring Facebook to Break Encryption on Messenger App So It Can Listen to Suspect’s Calls
How the QAnon Conspiracy Theory Went From the Fringes of the Internet to T-Shirts for Sale on Amazon
China’s Aggressive Surveillance Technology Will Spread Beyond Its BordersNow is the time for liberal democracies to grapple with the privacy-invading power of algorithmic authoritarianism.
Leave the Meddling to the Hardy BoysUsing the M-word to describe election interference makes it sound harmless.
The FCC Blamed a Cyberattack When Its Comment System Crashed Before Net Neutrality Repeal. The Real Culprit Was John Oliver.
Is Getting Our News From Smart Speakers a Threat to Media Diversity?Voice assistants may be revolutionizing access to news, but they’re not exactly revolutionizing variety.
The Cryptocurrency Game With a $9 Million PrizeIs Fomo3D an incisive critique, a scam, or a little of both?
Why Was the State Department Ever Involved With the Debate Over 3D-Printed Guns?The arcane export control laws behind the Defense Distributed case.
Homemade Guns Are a Much Bigger Threat Than 3D-Printed Firearms3D-printed guns are expensive, hard to make, barely work, and not worth lawmakers’ recent vitriol.
Alexa, Play This Perfectly Timed BurnWhat do tech-based jokes like this say about us and our relationship to technology?
Who Updates Celebrity Deaths on Wikipedia?Meet the editors who race to be the first to declare a famous person dead.
We Have to Be Smart About Artificial Intelligence in MedicineWhen the technology is complicated, opaque, changing, and absolutely vital to the health of a patient, how do we make sure it works as promised?
How Sex Robots Could Revolutionize Marriage—for the BetterWith sexual needs outsourced to robots, marriages could become stronger than ever.
What Are “Ethics in Design”?People in the field are calling for more ethical decision-making—but it’s hard to pin down what exactly that means.
How to Make Parental Tech Support Even More FrustratingDouble the exasperation by adding a language barrier and distance.
Ready for TakeoffAustralia’s military drone-racing team came in dead last at a national competition in 2017. Now they’re trying for a comeback.
Mexico’s Chapter in the Saga of Election DisinformationMuch of the fake news that infiltrated Mexico’s recent presidential election wasn’t imported.
The Very Good Reason Why the 3D-Printed Gun Plans Need to Be AvailableThey’re critical to the public policy debate we’re now having.
The U.K. Wants to Become the World Leader in Ethical A.I.But what does that actually mean? And is it possible?