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The Man, the Myth, and the Metaverse

By Lisa Messeri
Mark Zuckerberg wants you to believe his metaverse is the final frontier. The misconception comes with over a century of warnings.

Give Me My Hot Pink iPhone Already

By Louryn Strampe
I'm tired of minimalism and bland beige tones. Bring on the bright, bold, and weird.

How Facebook Hides How Terrible It Is With Hate Speech

By Noah Giansiracusa
The company publicly claims its AI is amazing at removing harmful content, but internal documents suggest they know the algorithm is ineffective.

There Is No Bipartisan Consensus on Big Tech

By Justin Sherman
The media's rose-colored rhetoric on cooperation across the aisle is overblown—and threatens the road to substantive regulation.

Americans Need a Bill of Rights for an AI-Powered World

By Eric Lander, Alondra Nelson
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is developing principles to guard against powerful technologies—with input from the public.

In Russia, Apple and Google Staff Get Muscled Up By the State

By Justin Sherman
When US tech companies opened offices there, it was supposed to mitigate oppression. Instead those workers are now vulnerable to threats from local authorities.

Data Brokers Know Where You Are—and Want to Sell That Intel

By Justin Sherman
These firms could track whether you've visited your therapist's office or your ex's house. And without regulation, they're a threat to democracy.

Putin Is Crushing Biden’s Room to Negotiate on Ransomware

By Justin Sherman
A new cybercrime treaty Russia presented to the UN signals once again that the regime won’t help clamp down on attacks.

Biden Has to Play Hardball With Internet Platforms

By Roger McNamee
The president needs to prioritize Americans' wellbeing over Big Tech's whims to begin a path to restoring democracy, privacy, and competition.

I’m Not a Reporter. But I’m Verified as One on Twitter

By Albert Fox Cahn
A new program makes getting a blue checkmark too easy for ‘journalists’—and far too difficult for activists.

QAnon Pivots Its Exiled Online Movement to the Real World

By Wired Opinion
The conspiracists might have been deplatformed, but their movement is shifting into local elections and events.

Boston Dynamics, BTS, and Ballet: The Next Act for Robotics

By Sydney Skybetter
The company’s latest video, “Spot’s on It,” signals its deepening, complexifying relationship with dance.

Global Democracies Need to Align to Fight Disinformation

By Samuel Woolley, Miroslava Sawiris
Before authoritarians pollute the 2022 midterms, the US and EU must build a blueprint for democratic internet governance.

Let Users Own the Tech Companies They Help Build

By Nathan Schneider, Morshed Mannan
Startups typically either go public or get acquired. But a more sustainable, accountable option would be to give the user base a stake.

Real Diplomacy Is a Start, but the US Needs to Make Putin Pay

By Justin Sherman
Biden's summit with Putin marked a quantum leap forward, but there's still little standing in the way from Russia interfering in future US elections.

Ghosts ‘n Goblins Is Back—Pain, Laughs, and All

By Simon Hill
One of the most unforgiving video game series of all time has risen from the dead, and it’s better than ever.

To Fight Online Misinformation, Criminalize Voter Suppression

By J. Scott Babwah Brennen, Matt Perault
Congress should salvage a provision buried in the rubble of HR1 that would hold platforms liable for election misinformation.

You're Probably Not Using the Web's Best Browser

By Scott Gilbertson
With endless new customization options, like new email clients and a feed reader, Vivaldi 4.0 just got better.

Political and Urban-Rural Divides Prolong The Digital Divide

By Bhaskar Chakravorti
Democrats and Republicans alike need to be honest about how much broadband for all will cost. And they can make Big Tech help pay for it.