How Microsoft Appointed Itself Sheriff of the Internet
The software giant’s security crusade is harming legitimate companies.
Watching the ClockIt can take up to half an hour for Amazon workers to go through security checks. Should they be paid for that time?
The Most Successful Tech Company You’ve Never Heard OfWhy Xiaomi, the “Apple of China,” might help make your iPhone a lot cheaper.
The Birth of PongHow Nolan Bushnell jump-started the video game industry from an abandoned roller rink.
When Bad Bugs Happen to Good PeopleThe iPhone 6 bug was a disaster. It’s also not all that surprising.
The First Victim of Sept. 11He was likely the first person killed, but his influence was felt that entire terrible day—online.
Who Invented the Ice Bucket Challenge?A search for the fundraising phenomenon’s cold, soaked patient zero.
One Viral Media Company That Isn’t Evil, Just MisunderstoodBuzzFeed’s boss explains why the site has been quietly deleting thousands of its own posts.
George Clooney Is Right About the Daily MailThe world’s most popular online newspaper does not deserve to be taken seriously.
Does Reddit Have a Transparency Problem?Its free-for-all format leaves the door open for moderators to game a hugely influential system.
Feds “Hacked” Silk Road Without a Warrant. Was That Legal?How lawyers for the website’s founder are trying to make a case against the FBI.
The Six Worst Things About Working at a Tech StartupThe long hours. The pressure to conform. The chemical burns.
Twitter Is BrokenIt stresses conflict over consensus. It rewards trolling instead of reasoned debate. And GamerGate proves it.
The Horror of EarbudsThey fit wrong, they fall out, they get covered in gross earwax—can’t someone design something better?
The Prose of the Machines“Robots” are surprisingly good at writing news stories, but humans still have one big edge.
The Climate OptimistsConservatives have a new line on climate change: “It’s real, but it’s nothing to worry about!”