Tech

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Zuckerberg lays out Facebook’s free speech future

October 17, 2019 6:13 pm

‘We’re seeing people try to define more speech as dangerous’

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Facebook’s fake news problem is about more than just ads

October 8, 2019 5:43 pm

Chris Hughes’s attack on his co-founder won’t stop the spread of misinformation

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Would UBI actually work in America?

October 8, 2019 12:25 pm

There is an ill-defined and naive hope that UBI will solve whatever particular political bogeyman is brought to the party

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Space is the place – for war

October 6, 2019 3:11 pm

Foreign hackers have broken codes that are integral to the effectiveness of satellites

WeWork is what happens when New York and Silicon Valley collide

September 25, 2019 4:04 pm

While Silicon Valley is great at producing larger-than-life ideas fueled by a messiah complex, New York is great at producing larger-than-life people

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How to stop drones

September 19, 2019 10:51 am

The Saudi oilfield attack is a portent of things to come

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How drones are dramatically changing warfare

September 15, 2019 11:00 am

Within a very few years, every vulnerable public building, sports stadium or city center will have to install some kind of drone defense

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Can we engineer our way out of the climate crisis?

September 14, 2019 8:47 am

New developments in technology offer the potential to avert disaster

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Why is everyone on Facebook so paranoid about their privacy?

September 12, 2019 1:19 pm

Fussing over Facebook snooping insults the billions of people around the world who really are monitored

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Dispersing the clouds of the vape panic myth

September 10, 2019 3:04 pm

Illicit THC products are the problem

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When will American schools catch up with the technological revolution?

August 22, 2019 4:42 pm

Children in kindergarten or middle school today are likely to be educated for a world that will largely have disappeared by the time they graduate

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Washington’s war on internet free speech

August 20, 2019 12:01 pm

Republicans and Democrats are dueling to see who can write the worst policy

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How Google’s tunnel vision cost us all

August 14, 2019 11:42 pm

The company was so singularly obsessed with beating Facebook at its own game that it missed broader trends that were about to rattle the industry

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Will Hong Kong’s revolution come West?

August 5, 2019 3:07 pm

American intelligence agencies are watching and learning

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How to boil a frog

August 3, 2019 3:35 pm

Cyril Ramaphosa’s versatile simile has much to teach us

cyberspace

America’s cyberspace challenge

August 1, 2019 4:17 pm

Military and political inertia is a dereliction of duty

computers

Can computers compose?

August 1, 2019 3:16 pm

They already do – but will they ever do it better than us?

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When will Tulsi Gabbard become a Republican?

July 31, 2019 9:49 am

Exploring the burning subtext of a Democratic presidential campaign

silicon valley

Silicon Valley is your government now

July 26, 2019 2:44 pm

The government has done nothing to meet the challenge of creating a new generation of graduates qualified for a future world

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Microsoft, Google and the artificial intelligence race

July 23, 2019 12:08 pm

Both companies want to be central to the development of the thinking machine

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Apollo 11 was nowhere near woke enough

July 19, 2019 5:07 pm

The usual suspects are preparing their difficult questions about the Moon landing

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Why did you participate in the FaceApp challenge?

July 19, 2019 12:10 pm

The app’s privacy policy allows the app to collect information sent by your device

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Elon Musk’s brain game

July 17, 2019 9:20 am

The tech magnate is on a mission to save the world from the attack of the Killer Robots

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Who counts as a journalist, anyway?

July 13, 2019 7:49 pm

Many of us are still clinging to a mindset in which the ‘journalist’ is hailed as an ideal without prejudice or bias