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How Silicon Valley Became a Den of Spies

SAN FRANCISCO—In the fall of 1989, during the Cold War’s wan and washed-out final months, the Berlin Wall was crumbling—and so was San Francisco. The powerful Loma Prieta earthquake, the most destructive to hit the region in more than 80 years, felled en...

Welcome To The Quiet Skies

Federal air marshals have begun following ordinary US citizens not suspected of a crime or on any terrorist watch list and collecting extensive information about their movements and behavior under a new domestic surveillance program that is drawing criticism f...

St. Louis University Is Installing Amazon Alexa-Enabled Echo Dots Campus-Wide

The first college or university in the nation is installing Alexa-enabled AmazonEcho Dots in every...

Who Needs Democracy When You Have Data?

In 1955, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov published a short story about an experiment in “elect...

96 Percent of Google Search Results for ‘Trump’ News Are from Liberal Media Outlets

Is Google manipulating its algorithm to prioritize left-leaning news outlets in their coverage of Pr...

The Monopoly-Busting Case Against Google, Amazon, Uber, And Facebook

Antitrust crusaders have built up serious momentum in Washington, but so far, it’s all been theory...

Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee Tells Us His Radical New Plan To Upend The World Wide Web

Last week, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, asked me to come and see a project he h...

How one Amazon Kindle scam made millions of dollars

For years, thousands were tricked into buying low-quality ebooks. Emma Moore could have been the hea...

Turning off wi-fi and bluetooth in iOS 11’s control center doesn’t actually turn off wi-fi or bluetooth

Turning off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when you’re not using them on your smartphone has long been st...