Violent mobs in India may have gotten inflammatory messages on WhatsApp, but the license to maim and kill came from long-standing cultural divisions and governmental failures.
The company’s three high-profile acquisitions—Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus—had fought to maintain their own identity. Those days may be over now.
The Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into the Tesla founder, but there’s no precedent for him, or his tweets.
The platform’s return to a chronological timeline won't be enough to recapture its original magic.
Apple’s new watch can screen for heart problems. But doctors are increasingly worried about the dangers of testing healthy people for disease.
The jarring spectacle of an Apple Keynote in 2018
A massive new New Yorker profile of Facebook’s CEO reveals exactly as much as he wants you to know.
Mainstream media organizations are better-resourced and do far more reporting than smaller, explicitly politicized outlets.
The unicorn start-up Slack is launching an apprenticeship program for formerly incarcerated people. But will the industry ever hire from the inside en masse?
People are always the hack that make automated systems work.
Calculating homeowners’ eligibility for mortgage modifications should have been straightforward. But an automated decision-making tool contained an error for five years.
When it costs as much to retail 200,000 things as one thing, the world gets a little odd.
The inconsistent embargo on Infowars demonstrates the breadth of tools tech companies have to police speech.
The culture wars are coming for the best utopian project of the early internet. Can it survive the informational anarchy that’s disrupted the rest of media?
Or, why paying for stuff is so complicated now
Each new scandal reflects in miniature the shape of the industry’s big problems.
The author of a new book, Antisocial Media, discusses whether the rise of Facebook was inevitable.
They are powerful but politically meaningless.
Mark Zuckerberg’s remarks about Holocaust denial once again showed Facebook’s optimism about human nature.
MacArthur “genius” award winner Carrie Mae Weems’s reflections on police violence ask the audience to understand that, yes, brutal violence is America.