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Why America’s Current Approach to Cybersecurity Is So Dangerous

It treats users like they are the problem, when they should be part of the solution.

March 24 2017 7:52 AMThe Proper Role of NASAThe space agency supports exploration. After that, private businesses should take over.
March 23 2017 3:56 PMThe Government Probably Did Spy on Trump, Because It Surveils Almost All Americans
March 22 2017 3:22 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: a New Short Story From Station Eleven Author Emily St. John Mandel
March 21 2017 1:16 PMJeff Bezos Takes the Ride of His Life in a Mechanized Robot Suit
March 21 2017 7:30 AMRussia’s Space Program Is Struggling MightilyIt’s the only country that regularly sends humans to orbit. But its long-term prospects don’t look great.
March 20 2017 9:44 AMAre You Creeped Out by the Idea of a “Moral Enhancement” Pill?If so, you aren’t alone.
March 17 2017 2:31 PMThe Gender Gap in Cybersecurity Jobs Isn’t Getting BetterThat’s bad for all of us.
March 17 2017 8:19 AMWill Collaboration or Competition Propel Humans to Mars and Beyond? A Future Tense Event Recap.
March 16 2017 6:11 PMFuture Tense Event: Is Technology Enriching Language? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
March 16 2017 11:29 AMNetizen Report: Azerbaijani Bloggers Targeted With Legal Threats, Spearphishing
March 16 2017 7:00 AM“Mr. Thursday”A new short story from Station Eleven author Emily St. John Mandel.
March 15 2017 1:30 PMFuture Tense Newsletter: What Algorithms Can Learn From a Single Photograph
March 15 2017 11:05 AMJoin Future Tense to Discuss What Algorithms Want at a Happy-Hour Event in Washington
March 10 2017 7:42 AMThe Surprising Things Algorithms Can Glean About You From PhotosA picture is worth 1 billion data points.
March 9 2017 12:22 PMExpect More Incidents Like WikiLeaks’ Dump of CIA Hacking ToolsThis is the second example of this happening—but it won’t be the last.
March 23 2017 4:14 PMNetizen Report: Why Did YouTube Censor Your Videos? You May Never Know.
March 23 2017 7:41 AMThe Terrestrial Challenges to Nigeria’s Ambitious Space ProgramThe country had early success with satellite launches, but it’s since been thwarted.
March 22 2017 9:04 AMDoes Alexa Have Free Speech Rights?On the First Amendment and artificial intelligence.
March 21 2017 9:00 AMThe Corrupt Personalization of NetflixThe company embodies one of the most seductive myths of the algorithmic age.
March 20 2017 1:19 PMAre You Upset About Russia Interfering With Elections?If so, you should also worry about Russia’s domestic surveillance, and internet governance policy, and more.
March 20 2017 7:02 AMA Martian State of MindDid the CIA really astrally project to Mars in 1984? We asked a psychic spy.
March 17 2017 9:07 AMWhy India Is Investing in SpaceIt isn’t just about the country’s rising nationalism.
March 17 2017 7:11 AMWhat Biosecurity and Cybersecurity Research Have in CommonThey have similar dangers—and similar potential benefits.
March 16 2017 11:38 AMThe Russian Officials Charged in the Yahoo Hack Will Never Be Arrested. Maybe That’s OK.
March 16 2017 7:01 AMCan We Really Travel Back in Time to Change History?Theoretical physicist Paul Davies responds to Emily St. John Mandel’s short story “Mr. Thursday.”
March 15 2017 3:10 PMWe Need to Stop Talking About Space as a “Frontier”The language we use matters, especially when it’s deployed in the service of envisioning possible futures.
March 15 2017 12:35 PMCoding Outside the LinesCoderDojos get kids psyched about programming by turning them loose.
March 13 2017 7:15 AMCan a Machine Predict Your Death?It’s easier than ever—but what does that mean for you and your doctor?
March 9 2017 4:02 PMCan Technology Make Sports Safer? A Future Tense Event.
March 8 2017 10:58 AMFuture Tense Newsletter: Space Exploration Isn’t Just About Scientific Discovery