Facebook's Bar for Banning Speech Seems to Get a Lot Lower When Its Users Insult Mark Zuckerberg
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Meet Mappy, a Software System That Automatically Maps Old-School Nintendo Games
Future Tense Newsletter: How Doxxing, Data, and DNA Are Disrupting Our Future
The Department of Justice Demands Records on Every Visit to Anti-Trump Protest Site DisruptJ20
Cost Shouldn’t Keep Students From Taking AP ExamsOne possible solution? Online textbooks.
WannaCry Hero Pleads Not Guilty to Malware Charges
Orphan Black Was Never About CloningThe show’s examination of science ethics went far beyond a single technology.
Don’t Take Away Your Teen’s PhoneSmartphones are linked to problems, but they haven’t “destroyed a generation.”
Why Data About the Opioid Epidemic Is So UnreliableAnd how to fix it.
Future Tense Newsletter: How Facebook Is Coming to Terms With Its Political Influence
The HBO Hackers Are Demanding $7.5 Million to Stop Leaking Game of Thrones
Have You Noticed Facebook Never Says “Fake News” Anymore?
Is My Smartphone Now a Quran?Apps to help Muslims practice their faith can create new conundrums.
It Would Be Great if Celebrities Could Stop Talking About the Joys of “Unplugging”
This Little-Known Tech Company Is Appalled at Its Own Power Over the Internet
The Damage Caused by the 93-Day Internet Blackout in Cameroon
Listening for the Public VoiceDiscussions about genetic engineering in humans need input from nonexperts.
The U.S. Military Shouldn’t Use Commercial DronesFor now, at least.
A Proposed Anti-Doxxing Law in the U.K. Could Make Personal Data Less Secure
New Fabric Interfaces Weave Together Textiles and Computers in Unexpected Ways
Amazon Is Refunding Some (Possibly Defective) Eclipse-Viewing Products
The Quiet Rise of Killer TechnologyWe’re designing new ways to off ourselves, and no one seems to be worried about it.
Hackers Can Now Store Malware on DNA
Hey, Tech Companies: Knock It Off With the Apps That Let People Change Their Skin Color
Out of the LoopMachine learning hobbyist Janelle Shane talks about artificial intelligence, algorithmic biases, and why it’s funny when computers mess up.
ICE Wants to Use Predictive Policing Technology for Its “Extreme Vetting” Program
A Civics Lesson for FacebookWhy there’s reason to be wary of the social network’s new democratic-minded tools.
Facebook Is Using an “NRA Approach” to Defend Its Creepy Facial Recognition Programs
A Bill Intended to Stop Sex Trafficking Could Significantly Curtail Internet Freedom