An artificial-intelligence “artist” got a solo show at a Chelsea gallery. Will it reinvent art, or destroy it?
The Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes calls the company’s influence staggering and dangerous. But his solutions are incomplete and unsatisfying.
A shareable online diary was an obvious idea in the early 2000s. What if a college student’s version hadn’t won out?
Violence in synagogues and mosques is kindling for a larger inferno of distrust online.
Sri Lanka’s ban on social media forces a question nobody wants to ask: What if a global media network is impossible?
Ebook promos and paperbacks of the special counsel’s report encapsulate the investigation’s theme: The government is for sale.
Newsmakers, pundits, and hustlers banked their future on the investigation taking down the president. The jig is up.
Just because some people allegedly cheated the system doesn’t mean the system is defensible.
A terrorist attack in New Zealand cast new blame on how technology platforms police content. But global internet services were designed to work this way, and there might be no escape from their grip.
Why the capital of the tech sector needs a monument to its glory
The pictorial language has moved away from ideography and toward illustration. It’s lost some expressive power in the process.
The company enables the surveillance that supposedly offends its values.
Privacy paranoiacs have been totally vindicated.
A controversial video of Catholic students clashing with American Indians appeared to tell a simple truth. A second video called that story into question. But neither shows what truly happened.
America’s largest internet store is so big, and so bewildering, that buyers often have no idea what they’re going to get.
But what about her emails?
The company’s most exciting years may be behind it, but that’s okay.
The Democratic lawmaker’s memorable moment during Sundar Pichai’s congressional testimony helped one party: Google.
Sheryl Sandberg, the “responsible” grown-up at Facebook, had one job: Make the company more and more money.
Like text and audio, it can be manipulated and interpreted for political ends.
Turning the reassuring line for children into a meme for adults should make everyone uncomfortable.