Google reportedly found credible allegations Andy Rubin forced employee to perform oral sex but paid him millions after he left
Virtual reality has always been destined to be less important than augmented reality, and Facebook taking a stake has never made much sense.
Over the past few years, scandal after scandal has put tech companies under a microscope.
Today, Electronic Frontier Foundation sent the note below to every member of the EU bodies negotiating the final draft of the new Copyright Directive in the "trilogue" meetings.The note details our grave misgivings about the structural inadequacies and potential for abuse in the late-added and...
The Universal Guidelines for Artificial Intelligence, the first human rights framework for AI, will be announced in Brussels on October 23 at the Public Voice symposium
I’m not sure if it’s entirely discernible from the things I’ve written here, but my political sentiments these past few years have taken a reasonably sharp turn toward the positio…
When you take the Zuckerberg shilling, you’re leaving your principles behind you
Former White House photographer Pete Souza has turned his portraits of Obama into spiky ripostes to the tweet-happy current president
We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.
Opruimen is een religie geworden, compleet met goeroes en stromingen. Een tegenstem tegen koopdrift, tegen kapitalisme. Ik laat me diepe waarheden influisteren door drie opruimcoaches. Wat blijft er van jezelf over, als je al je spullen wegdoet?
Repair is one of the secret keys to a better life. Repairs keep our gadgets in use longer (saving our pocketbooks) and divert e-waste from landfills or toxic recycling processes (saving our planet). Repair is an engine of community prosperity: when you get your phone screen fixed at your corner...
The kingdom silences dissent online by sending operatives to swarm critics. It also recruited a Twitter employee suspected of spying on users, interviews show.
Repairnator is a bot. It constantly monitors software bugs and tries to repair them.
The first rule of PAKE is: nobody ever wants to talk about PAKE. The second rule of PAKE is that this is a shame, because PAKE — which stands for Password Authenticated Key Exchange — is actually o…
In St. Louis, it feels like the police are always watching. Since the launch of its “Real Time Crime Center” in 2015, the city’s embrace of surveillance technologies has often felt like a runaway train.
Robin "Sourdough" Sloan is using a machine-learning autocomplete system to write his next novel
Report showing dramatic decline in internet access growth suggests digital revolution will remain a distant dream for billions of people
Company is first Chinese member of Partnership on AI, following, Google, Apple, Facebook and others
Ik weet zeker dat Facebook weet wanneer ik thuis kom en weinig te doen heb. Dan zit ik veel op Instagram en WhatsApp (waar Facebook eigenaar van is, red.). En dan krijg ik meldingen van welke van die apps dan ook. “Pling!” Zodat ik weer even word afgeleid. Op school krijg ik die meldingen niet. En die apps zijn er ook zo op ingericht dat je zo lang mogelijk blijft scrollen. Er is steeds nog een bericht, je komt nooit aan het eind.’
Technology has given rise to an age of misinformation. But philosophy, and a closer look at our own social behavior, could help eliminate it.
They’re everywhere, but nobody wants to know about it.
Wannacry ransomware cost the British National Health Service £92m ($121m)
Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin result in the concentration of wealth, not greater equality
Afro-Amerikaanse soldaten en bewoners uit de toenmalige Nederlandse kolonies hebben in groten getale Nederland in de Tweede Wereldoorlog helpen bevrijden. Hun gezichten ontbreken echter in oorlogsfilms en bij herdenkingen van de oorlog. Tijd om stil te staan bij een groep gemarginaliseerde helden, wier aandeel vakkundig is uitgewist.
Mitchell Baker says firms should hire philosophy and psychology graduates to tackle misinformation
Why Catastrophic Climate Change is Probably Inevitable Now
In 2016, I was invited to Uber’s headquarters (then in San Francisco) to talk about the failings of the digital economy and what could be done about it. Silicon Valley firms are the only corporations…
Are there hidden cameras in your Airbnb rental? It’s one thing to have security cameras to protect property and provide safety, but it's something else to have hidden cameras in private areas like bathrooms and bedrooms. Here are some ways you can find out if someone is filming you while you're on vacation.
Publicly, Google executive Ben Gomes has called the censored search engine “an exploration.” Privately, he wanted it completed “as soon as possible.”
Police officer also advertised a system to track the location of buyers' gang rivals or spouses based on the telephone numbers.
Company didn’t disclose leak for months to avoid a public relations headache and potential regulatory enforcement
Tech workers are downing tools and refusing to work on unethical projects
Last year, hundreds of retailers were permanently banned from accepting SNAP based primarily on an algorithmic assessment by the USDA.
Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. It's where your interests connect you with your people.
Now in print: William S Burroughs' lost guide to overthrowing a corrupt government
You would think that in the year 2018 our major public agencies would not be relying on mystical tests of truth like Dark Ages witch hunters. But you would be wrong. Wired on Monday published a fascinating investigative piece on the use of polygraphs, aka “lie detectors,” for job screening by police and other government agencies in the United States.
The statement is an effort by the intelligence alliance to show support for a new Australian proposal on lawful access to encrypted devices. But it ignores technical realities—and certain important signatures are missing.
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You don’t see ‘No blacks, no Irish’ signs in real life any more, yet many are fed up with the racism they face on dating apps
There’s a lot of talk these days about “content moderation.” Policymakers, some public interest groups, and even some users are clamoring for intermediaries to do “more,” to make the Internet more “civil,” though there are wildly divergent views on what that “more” should be. Others vigorously...
The Internet of Things (IoT) and the numerous devices that surround us and let us get through our daily routine with more convenience are becoming more advanced. A “smart” home is not a futuristic notion anymore – it is reality. However, there is another side to this convenient technology: the one that exploits material resources, …
Let’s take Google as an example. If informed parents, wishing to ensure their kid doesn’t become the product, opt out of G Suite for Education, then it goes without saying their child doesn’t have a personal Gmail account. They don’t use Google Docs, don’t have a YouTube account, don’t store files on Google Drive, don’t use Hangouts, and certainly don’t use apps downloaded from Google Play which, researchers found, serially violate the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
There's a literal elephant in machine learning's room
DNA ancestry tests are bullshit
The surprising resignation of Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger should not, in fact, be surprising: this became inevitable the moment they sold Instagram to Facebook.
Contractors ‘irreparably traumatized’ by having to witness child abuse, rape, torture, suicide and murder, says former employee
Google on Monday released a set of privacy principles
A meticulous analysis of online activity during the 2016 campaign makes a powerful case that targeted cyberattacks by hackers and trolls were decisive.
Facebook has a problem: an infestation of undercover cops. Despite the social platform’s explicit rules that the use of fake profiles by anyone—police included—is a violation of terms of service, the issue proliferates. While the scope is difficult to measure, EFF has identified scores of agencies...
Political and technological disruption have fed off each other since the nation’s founding. Now they are dangerously out of whack.