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.
Procedural Purgatory It’s time to stop asking when Loretta Lynch will be confirmed and start wondering if she ever will be.
Biggest Sellout Now that Guinness World Records is in bed with publicity-seeking companies, can we trust it?
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Is This Thing On? The fierce debate over whether we should try to contact extraterrestrial life or wait for aliens to contact us.
Don’t Blame It on Depression That’s not what made the Germanwings co-pilot murder 149 people.
Even Lufthansa’s Exhaustive Psychiatric Tests Couldn’t Have Stopped a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash