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.
The GOP Base Loves Trump It sees itself in his foreign policy belligerence, anti-elite agitation, and raw bigotry.
A Toxic Legacy Workers like Yvette Flores didn’t know their jobs in electronics manufacturing could harm their children. And the U.S. does tragically little to protect them.
One Thing Primates of Park Avenue Definitely Doesn’t Exaggerate: The Obscene Power of Designer Purses
Inside Higher Ed
Beyond the Flag The names of Confederate leaders still adorn the halls of prominent universities. Is that OK?
Geeking Out I write about some of the uglier aspects of humanity. Sometimes escapism is exactly what I need.