Surprise eggs and slime are at the center of an online realm that’s changing the way the experts think about human development.
“If technology can mold us, and technologists are the ones who shape that technology, we should demand some level of ethics training for technologists.”
Officials in the United States should make ballots verifiable—or go back to paper.
Pundits complain that people are satisfied with the echo chambers they’re in, but that’s not quite right.
Yet again, a recording contradicts the alleged assailant’s account of what happened.
Journalists still expect people to turn to them first to make sense of the world. They shouldn’t.
The Internet Archive’s new software emulator will take you back to 1984.
Today’s tech giants dominate the U.S. economy like automotive companies did before them, but what that dominance means has changed.
The intimacy of the format has the potential to make listeners feel things—and emotional resonance affects how people perceive information.
Platforms and news organizations both need to do more with technology to protect people.
What is—and isn’t—known about the mysterious hackers leaking National Security Agency secrets
“We have not now, have never had, and do not expect to have in the near future, any women students registered in our engineering department.”
The company’s content moderation guide suggests it hasn’t come to grips with its unique role in the world.
How astronomers deputized early internet users to help find alien civilizations
A low-tech solution to America’s voting problems
The president’s critics are dipping into his vast Twitter archive to find evidence of hypocrisy—and maybe even fortune telling.
The takeout box and the fortune cookie are perceived as emblems of Chinese culture, when they’re actually central to the American experience of it.
Platforms should give users the opportunity to experience informational environments as others see them.
Could decentralizing online life make it more compatible with human life?
“Stoomy Brown.” “Burble Simp.” “Stargoon.”
In 18th-century Europe, the practice was considered a menace to life and property, but mostly to morals. An Object Lesson.