A U.S.-born scientist was detained at the Houston airport until he gave customs agents the passcode to his work-issued device.
Lasers-armed drones and interceptor missiles are among America’s possible tech options for impeding a North Korean nuclear strike.
A botched article about an attack on the power grid was bad reporting—but it doesn't mean attributing cyberattacks is impossible.
There is a reason the film’s machines seem stuck in the 20th century.
A historical Twitter account made for surreal reading in 2016.
The future arsenal will be networked, presenting unique security challenges for the U.S. Air Force.
Web publications tend to favor straight quotation marks, a pragmatic approach to typography that old-school stylists can’t stand.
The government is dismantling a dormant program that was used to track people from Muslim-majority countries.
The play-by-plays from airports and bus rides offer the random, unpolished personal moments that the web has largely lost.
A lot, according to a new report
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Capitalism changed how humans perceive the passage of hours, days, and weeks. This made people more productive, but did it make them any happier?
On blaming a year for the things that happen in it
The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold opened up to his audience, using crowdsourcing to explore the president-elect’s charitable activities.
After exploring a virtual world, some people can’t shake the sense that the actual world isn’t real, either.
A program that targeted visitors from Muslim-majority countries was phased out in 2011—but unless it’s dismantled completely, Donald Trump could easily reinstate it.
Facing an uncertain future, the company keeps trying to mine its storied past.
Cyberwar is so new that it's hard to know what a proportional response looks like.
Among the competitors: humans attempting to fact-check the president-elect and bots selling mugs full of liberal tears
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