The Lessons of the Crypto WarsThe right to strong encryption almost became law in the ’90s. Here’s what happened.
The Wrong Way to Respond to the Snowden RevelationsSome countries want to wall off their Internet from the United States to avoid surveillance. But there’s a better solution.
Time to Rethink Tech Sanctions Against SudanThey are making it difficult for activists to use secure communication tools and putting them at risk.
Bad ConnectionObama wants to bring better broadband to schools. But how will he pay for it?
A Failing Grade for BroadbandEducation technology can’t fulfill its promise if students can’t get online.
How to Be Safe Online
Encryption 101If you don’t totally understand what encryption is, this guide is for you.
The Dictator’s Little HelperHow to stop Western companies from exporting surveillance technologies to authoritarian governments.
Confusing Sanctions Are Aiding Government RepressionBy keeping important technologies out of the hands of Iranian and Syrian activists.
How Mass Shooters Get Their Guns Here are the origins of every gun used in the high-profile massacres of Obama’s presidency.
Even Appalachia Is Walking Away From Coal Why the Tennessee Valley Authority is about to retire a massive chunk of its coal-burning plants.
Financial Firms Hire Academics to Conduct Favorable Research. This One Got Caught, Thanks to Elizabeth Warren.
What We Talk About When We Talk About the Man Bun A man and a woman who sometimes wears a bun debate.
TV Club Podcast
The Empire Podcast: The Second Season Is Here Hear Slate’s complete commentary on the newest Empire episodes.