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Efforts to Rein In Big Tech May Be Running Out of Time
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Efforts to Rein In Big Tech May Be Running Out of Time

Congressional bills aimed at the tech industry need to be addressed before political attention turns to midterms

Facebook's Unglamorous Mistakes
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Facebook's Unglamorous Mistakes

Facebook's little mistakes have big consequences, too, but only for us

The Dream of U.S.-Made Computer Chips
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The Dream of U.S.-Made Computer Chips

Before we invest in making more chips on U.S. soil, we should be asking what we're trying to achieve

Courts Must Stop Social Media Cos. from Co-opting the First Amendment
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Courts Must Stop Social Media Cos. from Co-opting the First Amendment

Federal appeals courts should strike down Florida and Texas laws but reject social media companies' broader arguments

A Fix-It Job for Government Tech
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A Fix-It Job for Government Tech

To build trust in the government, it would help if the website worked

AI Is Not A-OK
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AI Is Not A-OK

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt says humans will need to find a way to coexist with artificial intelligence

Henry Kissinger's Last Crusade: Stopping Dangerous AI
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Henry Kissinger's Last Crusade: Stopping Dangerous AI

Former secretary of state has a whole new area of interest: artificial intelligence

The Chip That Could Transform Computing
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The Chip That Could Transform Computing

Apple's new M1 processors are generating loads of power...and excitement

It's Time to Stop Paying for a VPN
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It's Time to Stop Paying for a VPN

Many services meant to protect your Web browsing can no longer be trusted

Amazon Should Invent With Care
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Amazon Should Invent With Care

Amazon's spirit of invention is refreshing, but technologists must think through the consequences.

America Is Being Held for Ransom, and It Needs to Fight Back
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America Is Being Held for Ransom, and It Needs to Fight Back

A comprehensive anti-ransomware strategy must make it tougher for criminal groups and their sponsors to carry out attacks

Apple and Facebook Are Coming for Your Face Next
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Apple and Facebook Are Coming for Your Face Next

The face computer is coming—brace yourself

There's a Better Way to Stop Ransomware Attacks
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There's a Better Way to Stop Ransomware Attacks

Adopt and enforce regulations for the cryptocurrency industry that are equivalent to traditional banking

A Thumbs Down for Streaming Privacy
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A Thumbs Down for Streaming Privacy

The streaming apps and devices we pay for aren't necessarily careful with our personal information.

Could Cyberwar Make the World Safer?
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Could Cyberwar Make the World Safer?

Perhaps, if nations can settle for slugging it out online, rather than with guns and missiles?

TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook Want to Appear Trustworthy but Don't Be Fooled
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TikTok, YouTube, and Facebook Want to Appear Trustworthy but Don't Be Fooled

The dark side of AI systems may be harmful to users, but they are a gold mine for platforms

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble
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Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

The mania for cryptocurrency could wind up building something much more important than wealth

Why Tesla's 'Beta Testing' Puts the Public at Risk
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Why Tesla's 'Beta Testing' Puts the Public at Risk

Elon Musk has turned American streets into a public laboratory for the company's supposed self-driving car technology

If You Don't Trust A.I. Yet, You're Not Wrong
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If You Don't Trust A.I. Yet, You're Not Wrong

Americans have good reason to be skeptical of artificial intelligence

Big Tech Has Outgrown This Planet
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Big Tech Has Outgrown This Planet

The gap keeps widening between the super-rich tech superstars and the merely super. There's one possible explanation.
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