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Bitcoin Isn't Going to Change
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Bitcoin Isn't Going to Change

There's no evidence that Bitcoin's key players are interested in switching from proof-of-work to energy-saving proof of stake.

Can AI Improve Road Safety Now?
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Can AI Improve Road Safety Now?

Well before self-driving cars become a reality, there are simpler approaches that can make roads much safer.

Hugs to Boring Tech
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Hugs to Boring Tech

Don't underestimate the tech that makes your eyes glaze over—it holds us all up.

The Rise of Big Tech May Just Be Starting
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The Rise of Big Tech May Just Be Starting

Largest tech companies seem poised to expand their reach and influence over the rest of the economy, rather than relinquish it

The Strange Allure of the Blockchain
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The Strange Allure of the Blockchain

Are we too aggressively looking to replace the danger of unjust financial systems with wildly risky alternative currencies?

Facebook's Unglamorous Mistakes
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Facebook's Unglamorous Mistakes

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

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

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

Why You Should Care About Your Right to Repair Gadgets
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Why You Should Care About Your Right to Repair Gadgets

New legislation could simplify tech maintenance and make buying a new smartphone or computer the last resort.

The Assault on Our Privacy Is Being Conducted in Private
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The Assault on Our Privacy Is Being Conducted in Private

The rise of social media, Google, and online shopping and banking has made us far more exposed than back in the Internet’s infancy.
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