Could decentralizing online life make it more compatible with human life?
The company’s content moderation guide suggests it hasn’t come to grips with its unique role in the world.
How astronomers deputized early internet users to help find alien civilizations
A low-tech solution to America’s voting problems
The president’s critics are dipping into his vast Twitter archive to find evidence of hypocrisy—and maybe even fortune telling.
The takeout box and the fortune cookie are perceived as emblems of Chinese culture, when they’re actually central to the American experience of it.
Platforms should give users the opportunity to experience informational environments as others see them.
“Stoomy Brown.” “Burble Simp.” “Stargoon.”
In 18th-century Europe, the practice was considered a menace to life and property, but mostly to morals. An Object Lesson.
Emerging technologies are enabling more invasive management practices.
The two digital helpers can now be used on the same phone. Which knows more about flight schedules, sports stats, and Beyoncé?
One way to improve democracy is for more people to appreciate its complex technological underpinnings.
WannaCry is the first global crisis to come from NSA exploits. It will not be the last.
“What exactly do you do when you go to the polling place?”
Machines and software can improve how well our democracy works for its citizens—but only with human-guided efforts.
Online warfare already affects wreaks havoc on the physical world, and it's only going to get worse.
The world’s biggest tech companies might be bigger than you think.
At a moment when institutional distrust is surging, there’s an urgent need to support civics education.
“My job is not to win any popularity contests.”
Technology delivers nostalgia on demand.
How Alan Eustace, a Google engineer on the edge of retirement, broke the world record for high-altitude jumping