The internet is as much the enemy as it is the hero of contemporary life.
Many researchers fear the consequences of training computers to identify a person’s sexual orientation and criminality based solely on physical appearance.
Second Life was supposed to be the future of the internet, but then Facebook came along. Yet many people still spend hours each day inhabiting this virtual realm. Their stories—and the world they’ve built—illuminate the promise and limitations of online life.
Wearable technologies that claim to translate ASL overlook the intricacies of the language, as well as the needs of signers.
A symbol of the industry's reach takes its place in San Francisco's skyline just as Americans begin to reckon with the power of Silicon Valley's companies.
Reexperiencing Election Day 2016 through the social network’s “memories” feature can be painful for those who lost.
Barbara Simons believes there is only one safe voting technology.
Unlike some other technologies, the development of autonomous vehicles is right on schedule.
For better and worse, toys powered by AI are becoming an intimate part of kids’ lives.
When no reputable information is available, the search engine promotes fake news.
The national survey offers more identity choices than ever—until those choices get scrubbed away. An Object Lesson.
In the same day, the president of the United States and many local journalists both suffered the precariousness of life online.
The key takeaways from two days of testimony about Russia’s electoral mischief during the 2016 election
Newspapers once featured telegraph items that bear a striking resemblance to tweets.
This week’s Senate hearing highlights a deep tension in the tech giants’ self-definitions.
In times like these, the magazine must come clean about the ways it profited from Russia’s electoral mischief.
What happens when the internet thinks you’ve been indicted
Under intense congressional scrutiny, the social giant will have to answer questions about whether it can rein in its own product.
The option to bypass title sequences seems convenient, but it also tightens the bond between viewer and screen.
The author of the classic humor piece on his “spewing” of joy for autumn
In the medieval church, “incorrupt” remains signaled virtue, chastity, and holiness. An Object Lesson.