Facebook's Privacy Parole Officer Faces an Immense Regulatory Task
Along with a multiple-billion dollar fine, Facebook is required to have an "outside assessor"–a sort of privacy cop–to monitor violations of users' privacy, the targeted spread of harmful content, and instances of collecting far more data than is warranted.
The Authors of Offensive Posts in Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Have Yet to Be Punished
The agency won't say how many employees have been disciplined or warned in the ongoing scandal over offensive social media posts.
Facebook's Promise to Moderate Comes Up Short in Private Groups
Dozens of hateful posts in a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents raise questions about how well if at all the company is policing disturbing postings and comments made outside of public view.
How Technology Is Changing the Way We Perceive Democracy
New innovations are forcing citizens to revisit some foundational questions of governance about who should be shaping the future of the country.
How Should Teachers Deal With Distracting Technology in the Classroom?
A new study finds students believe it is a teacher's responsibility to get them to not use technology for purposes unrelated to class.
Computers in the Classroom May Do More Harm Than Good—If They're Overused
New research finds that computers are most effective as teaching tools when used sparingly, and to teach kids at certain ages specific subjects.
What National Security Risks Does Huawei Really Pose?
To understand any potential dangers presented by the Chinese company, we need to understand the difference between vulnerabilities, backdoors, and bugdoors.
Community Can Offer a Cure to Our Technology Addictions
The solution is not to turn off our phones; it's to develop social, economic, and political structures that address deeper issues of social disconnection and overwork.
What It's Like to Grow Up Surrounded by Fragments of Your Past
With access to seemingly unlimited social archives, young people still understand nostalgia. It might just be a bit different from their parents' version.
Will Artificial Intelligence Help Improve Prisons?
China and Hong Kong have started using tech to create "smart" prisons. Should the U.S. consider following their lead?
I Helped Create the Internet, and I'm Worried About What It's Doing to Young People
At some level, we are all experiencing the Web's toxic possibilities. But as with other toxins, young developing bodies and brains are more susceptible.
More Than a Third of Tech Industry Employees Have Experienced or Witnessed Sexism, a New Survey Finds
Other research suggests that women are more likely to experience both sexism and sexual harassment in male-majority workplaces.
Generation Z Is Far More Nuanced About Tech Than Its Predecessors
Take some time to talk with the young adults in your life about recent technological changes—their responses may surprise you.
Parents' Phone Use Is Taking a Toll on Their Children's Development
I'm hopeful that the next generation of children, after watching us be fools for our devices, may decide it's not worth it.
Future Generations Will Suffer If We Don't Solve Unequal Access to Tech
The people designing the world's technology should reflect the diversity of those using it.
Smartphones Are Changing How Homeless People Survive
Middle-class pedestrians sometimes think an iPhone is a luxury for a poor person. In fact, that device can help them find resources, health care, and community.
Millions of Mosque Shooting Videos Were Uploaded to Facebook. Who's to Blame?
Facebook and YouTube rushed to remove violent videos. An expert discusses why we need a "reckoning" for online content moderation.
New VA Software Threatens to Disrupt the Health Care of Thousands of Vets
A review of a new tool to determine eligibility for private care for vets by the U.S. Digital Service recommended the agency scrap the software and start over.
Inside the U.S. and China's Incoming Artificial Intelligence Cold War
The U.S. and China are increasingly rival superpowers—albeit deeply interdependent frenemies—and that has spread into tech innovation as well.
Huawei Will Sue the U.S. for Banning Government Agencies From Using Its Products
The Chinese telecom company is expected to argue that it has been punished without trial, violating the Constitution.
Companies That Work With ICE Could Lose California Contracts
Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, and Palantir are among those who could lose city and county contracts if new legislation passes.
Democrats' Border Wall Solution Is Raising Privacy and Profiling Concerns
House Democrats are offering $1.6 billion to implement new surveillance technologies at the border and add more border-patrol officers. Human rights groups are concerned.