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To combat humanity’s flaws, some pundits are urging us to give AI the power to govern. These ideas are guaranteed to backfire.
Australian lawmakers stunned the country’s techies by passing a law requiring them to help law enforcement snoop on encrypted data on request, and putting e-commerce and basic digital security at risk.
When the internet really doesn’t like you, there isn’t much you can do but get better. Just don’t tell that to angry aging lawmakers. They will refuse to believe you.
I tried writing about politics for a year and a half. My experience was eye-opening in the worst possible ways...
The House's Denialist-in-Chief Lamar Smith invites his favorite climate change denialists for an afternoon of ego stroking and kvetching.
If the incoming backwards-looking Trump administration refuses to work with the future-focused tech industry, it can find another world leader who will.
It's possible that astronauts living on Mars would eventually form their own sovereign government. And one astrobiologist really wants to speed up this process.
Even before her presidential campaign begins in earnest, Hillary Clinton appears to have the ufologist vote locked up...
Techno-utopians sold a world on the narrative that the web was built for a free exchange of information. But that's never actually been true...
NSA's PRISM is a huge mess that the public somehow really doesn't care about.