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.
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.
If You Drop Your Air Conditioner Out the Window, the Only Thing That Matters Is Whether You Hurt Anyone
It's Not Just Josh Duggar—A String of Sex-Abuse Scandals Have Recently Rocked Christian Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Editorial assistant Rachel Gross on the best of Slate, from wedding debt to the evolution debate.
San Andreas Is a Crock But there’s a reason West Coast geologists are fixated on the “big one.”