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What's It Like to Work In an Amazon Fulfillment Center?
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What's It Like to Work In an Amazon Fulfillment Center?

A former employee discusses the floor conditions she experienced at an Amazon fulfillment center, why the quota system there can be so brutal, and what happens...

Congress Wants to Solve Deepfakes by 2020. That Should Worry Us
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Congress Wants to Solve Deepfakes by 2020. That Should Worry Us

Deepfakes are frightening, but so is Congress' rush to regulate them.

In Memory of Lawrence Roberts
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In Memory of Lawrence Roberts

Beeeeeeep.

Humans Are Getting More Botlike on Twitter
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Humans Are Getting More Botlike on Twitter

We know for sure that Cesar Sayoc, who allegedly targeted high-profile Democrats with mail bombs in late October, isn't a Russian bot.

Editing the Internet's Second Screen
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Editing the Internet's Second Screen

The great social media cleanup of the past two years hasn't seemed to leave it much cleaner.

How Sci-Fi Like WarGames Led to Real Policy During the Reagan Administration
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How Sci-Fi Like WarGames Led to Real Policy During the Reagan Administration

This year, John Badham's WarGames—one of the movies most beloved by hackers, techies, and tech policy wonks (like me!)—celebrates its 35th anniversary.

The Problem With Terraforming Mars
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The Problem With Terraforming Mars

Mars has loomed large throughout human history, our imaginations filling its red vistas with fantastic detail long before our space missions returned even rudimentary...

What Went Wrong With IBM's Watson
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What Went Wrong With IBM's Watson

What if artificial intelligence can't cure cancer after all?

Borders in the Cloud
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Borders in the Cloud

Amazon may well be one of the companies with the strongest data security in the world.

Why Haven't Reporters Mass-Adopted Secure Tools For Communicating With Sources?
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Why Haven't Reporters Mass-Adopted Secure Tools For Communicating With Sources?

In the months since Donald Trump took office, Washington has been leaking like a sieve.

Wikileaks' Attack on U.s. Intelligence
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Wikileaks' Attack on U.s. Intelligence

Tuesday's WikiLeaks release exposing thousands of detailed documents on CIA hacking tools is an unbridled attack on U.S. intelligence operations with little or...

Why frankenstein is Still Relevant, Almost 200 Years After It Was Published
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Why frankenstein is Still Relevant, Almost 200 Years After It Was Published

Can I be totally honest? All I remember about Frankenstein is that Frankenstein is the doctor, not the monster. What happens in it?

What Is 'military Artificial Intelligence'? 
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What Is 'military Artificial Intelligence'? 

We are in an era of existential fear of technology.

Vulnerability Is the Internet's Original Sin
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Vulnerability Is the Internet's Original Sin

On the day (perhaps not long from now) when the entire internet crashes, no one will be able to say that we didn’t see it coming.

Google Is Listening
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Google Is Listening

You know the cliché that if you're not paying for the product, you are the product?

The Leaky Myths of Snowden
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The Leaky Myths of Snowden

Oliver Stone's Snowden is a bad movie, stuffed with myth, short on drama.

You'll Never Guess This One Crazy Thing Governs Online Speech
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You'll Never Guess This One Crazy Thing Governs Online Speech

Early last week, Twitter announced that it would be using new tools to curb hate speech and harassment on its site.

What Virtual Reality Is Good For
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What Virtual Reality Is Good For

After years as a punchline, virtual reality is enjoying a renaissance. Venture capitalists plowed $1.2 billion into virtual-reality and augmented-reality startups...

The Lessons of the DNC Hack
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The Lessons of the DNC Hack

Just days after Robert Gates became secretary of defense in December 2006, in the middle of George W. Bush’s second term, he found himself so stunned by the volume...

What Cyberwar Against Isis Should Look Like
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What Cyberwar Against Isis Should Look Like

Pentagon officials have publicly said, in recent weeks, that they're hitting ISIS not only with bullets and bombs but also with cyberoffensive operations.
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