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.
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 Slatest Week in Pictures A pilgrimage in Nepal, elections in Athens, war in Syria, fashion in Paris, and trash heaps in China.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Social media guru Lindsey Underwood highlights the most popular stories of the week, from the Patriots to Tom Petty.
Why Do We Ignore Warnings About Earth’s Future? “What's dragging us down is religious faith.”
He Never Touches the Balls Tom Brady may be the handsome face of the Pats, but the team’s heart and soul belong to defensive tackle Vince Wilfork.