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Tamarya Sims Is on a Quest for Land

By Melanie Canales
Sims is in the vanguard of young land stewards who embrace farming not just as a means of production, but to cultivate sustainable relationships with the natural world.

Prince Harry ‘Warned’ Jack Dorsey Before the Capitol Riots

By Graham Hacia
At the RE:WIRED conference, the Duke of Sussex spoke with Stanford's Renee DiResta and activist Rashad Robinson about misinformation's deadly consequences.

The Hidden Dangers of 'Buy Now, Pay Later' Apps

By Sidney Fussell
Services such as Afterpay, Affirm, and Klarna are soaring in popularity and valuation. But consumer advocates say they make it easy to get overextended.

Join Us for This Year’s RE:WIRED Celebration

By WIRED Staff
Jony Ive, Neal Stephenson, Timnit Gebru and more will discuss some of the biggest challenges facing humanity.

The ‘Broadband Gap’ Is Now a Housing Problem

By Sidney Fussell
Many people eligible for Covid-era rent assistance have trouble navigating a “tangled web” of agencies because they don't have reliable internet access.

The Government Wants to Boost Its Tech—Starting With Workers

By Tom Simonite
Robin Carnahan, head of the agency that manages the federal government's offices and IT, is revamping job descriptions and pushing remote work.

This Facebook Whistleblower Hearing Will Be Different

By Gilad Edelman
Congress has been grilling the company’s executives for years. This time, Frances Haugen, the former employee behind an unprecedented leak of documents, will take the floor.

The Senate Is Mad as Hell at Facebook—Again

By Gilad Edelman
The latest hearing on Instagram and teen mental health was the depressing work of a legislature that can’t legislate.

Advocates Struggle to Control Police Use of Surveillance Tech

By Sidney Fussell
A key backer of a 2018 Oakland law to rein in tools like automated license plate readers says the city is not following the rules.

What Social Media Needs to Learn From Traditional Media

By Gilad Edelman
Government regulation will never fix everything wrong with online discourse. The industry needs to develop professional norms—just as journalism once did.

Gavin Newsom’s Recall Election Divides Silicon Valley’s Elite

By Arielle Pardes
How the tech world’s unique brand of politics is shaping the fight over who governs California.

Lina Khan’s Theory of the Facebook Antitrust Case Takes Shape

By Gilad Edelman
With a beefed-up complaint, the Federal Trade Commission explains precisely why it thinks the social media giant is an illegal monopoly.

The NYPD Had a Secret Fund for Surveillance Tools

By Sidney Fussell
Documents reveal that police bought facial-recognition software, vans equipped with x-ray machines, and “stingray” cell site simulators—with no public oversight.

Amazon's Massive GDPR Fine Shows the Law's Power—and Limits

By Matt Burgess, WIRED UK
It's the first significant GDPR ruling against Big Tech. But secrecy around the decision exposes the regulation’s flaws.

TikTok a Year After Trump’s Ban: No Change, but New Threats

By Will Knight
The popular short-video app survived a plan to block it on US phones. Now, it’s mistrusted by both the US and Chinese governments.

No, Facebook and Google Are Not Public Utilities

By Gilad Edelman
It’s time to retire one of the most half-baked ideas for regulating Big Tech.

The US Needs to Get Back in the Business of Making Chips

By Will Knight
Pandemic-induced supply disruptions and competition from China put more pressure on US companies to manufacture semiconductors at home.

Introducing the 2021 WIRED Resiliency Residents

By Caitlin Kelly
Over the next six months, five professionals from outside of journalism will give WIRED readers an inside perspective on their changing fields.

On Prime Day, Organizers Want You to Think of the Workers

By Caitlin Harrington
Amazon’s annual sales event this year is unfolding against a backdrop of mounting pressure from labor activists.

The US Government Is Finally Moving at the Speed of Tech

By Gilad Edelman
Lina Khan’s ascendance to the top of the FTC, and a set of bipartisan antitrust proposals, shows just how much has changed in Washington—and how suddenly.