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How Microsoft Appointed Itself Sheriff of the Internet

The software giant’s security crusade is harming legitimate companies.

Oct. 10 2014 6:27 PMEscape RoutesVolvo has a plan for avoiding wrecks.
Oct. 9 2014 5:42 PMWatching the ClockIt can take up to half an hour for Amazon workers to go through security checks. Should they be paid for that time?
Oct. 9 2014 3:08 PMTech Has a Diversity ProblemAnd Maxine Williams of Facebook wants to fix it.
Oct. 9 2014 11:08 AMThe Most Successful Tech Company You’ve Never Heard OfWhy Xiaomi, the “Apple of China,” might help make your iPhone a lot cheaper.
Oct. 8 2014 12:23 PMR.I.P. HPWhat Silicon Valley can learn from the rise and fall of its original tech startup.
Oct. 7 2014 11:44 PMThe Birth of PongHow Nolan Bushnell jump-started the video game industry from an abandoned roller rink. 
Sept. 28 2014 6:22 PMWhen Bad Bugs Happen to Good PeopleThe iPhone 6 bug was a disaster. It’s also not all that surprising.
Sept. 25 2014 3:48 PMBoards Against HumanityWhy isn’t 4chan’s founder accountable for 4chan’s offenses?
Sept. 11 2014 10:15 AMThe First Victim of Sept. 11He was likely the first person killed, but his influence was felt that entire terrible day—online.
Aug. 22 2014 7:22 PMWho Invented the Ice Bucket Challenge?A search for the fundraising phenomenon’s cold, soaked patient zero.
Aug. 14 2014 2:44 PMOne Viral Media Company That Isn’t Evil, Just MisunderstoodBuzzFeed’s boss explains why the site has been quietly deleting thousands of its own posts.
July 23 2014 6:31 PMApple’s iPad ProblemWhy aren’t more people buying tablets?
July 15 2014 3:45 PMHow to Go Semipublic in the Google AgeFirst name. Picture. No last name. 
July 9 2014 7:30 PMGeorge Clooney Is Right About the Daily MailThe world’s most popular online newspaper does not deserve to be taken seriously.
July 2 2014 10:22 AMA High-Tech HighHow the rise of the vaporizer is changing pot culture.
Oct. 10 2014 10:28 AMSmart Cities Go to the DogsHow tech-savvy cities will affect the canine population.
Oct. 9 2014 5:22 PMDoes Reddit Have a Transparency Problem?Its free-for-all format leaves the door open for moderators to game a hugely influential system.
Oct. 9 2014 11:17 AMFeds “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.
Oct. 9 2014 10:37 AMFolie à DeuxA secret language, telepathy, and other things shared between dynamic duos.
Oct. 8 2014 11:33 AMThe Six Worst Things About Working at a Tech StartupThe long hours. The pressure to conform. The chemical burns.
Oct. 7 2014 11:25 AMTwitter Is BrokenIt stresses conflict over consensus. It rewards trolling instead of reasoned debate. And GamerGate proves it.
Sept. 26 2014 6:04 PMWhat Is the Shellshock Vulnerability?Here’s what you need to know. (Windows users, you’re OK!)
Sept. 24 2014 3:52 PMWhat Is “Geek Culture”?Whatever it is, it doesn’t involve true geeks.
Aug. 26 2014 9:25 PMWhy Would Anyone Watch Twitch?The strange allure of the video game streaming site.
Aug. 21 2014 2:46 PMGetting to News Feed ZeroWhat happens when you hide everything on Facebook?
Aug. 3 2014 11:48 PMThe Next Great Light BulbCFLs? LEDs? How to replace the incandescent.
July 21 2014 9:30 AMThe Horror of EarbudsThey fit wrong, they fall out, they get covered in gross earwax—can’t someone design something better?
July 14 2014 5:11 PMThe Prose of the Machines“Robots” are surprisingly good at writing news stories, but humans still have one big edge.
July 9 2014 5:46 PMThe Climate OptimistsConservatives have a new line on climate change: “It’s real, but it’s nothing to worry about!”
June 27 2014 12:36 PMThe Quadriplegic Who Moved His HandCould brain implants spell the end of permanent paralysis?

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