Spurred by privacy concerns, one writer decided to quit cold turkey — and found what she was searching for
#NotYourAsianSidekick Is Great. Now Can We Get Some Real Social Change?
It began with a single tweet, posted by 23-year-old freelance writer and organizer Suey Park, that said: “Be warned. Tomorrow morning we will be have a convo about Asian American Feminism with hashtag #NotYourAsianSidekick. …
Have We Nothing Left to Say Off-Line?
We already know everything about all our friends. So what else is there to talk about?
How to Fix the NSA Mess
If the Internet is ever to be trusted again, the EU needs to set a new standard that limits surveillance
Keeping Teens ‘Private’ on Facebook Won’t Protect Them
We’re afraid of and afraid for teenagers. And nothing brings out this dualism more than discussions of how and when teens should be allowed to participate in public life.
Last week, Facebook made changes to teens’ …
Assange Biopic Ignores Sexual-Assault Allegations
Filmmakers have given us a redacted history of Julian Assange—exactly the kind that WikiLeaks set out to dismantle
The Future of the Internet: Balkanization and Borders
The misbehavior of America’s National Security Agency has made other countries want to wrest stewardship of the web away from us.
Professor: I Banned Laptops from the Lecture Hall
Students were not only distracted by their screens, but they no longer knew what was the most important thing to write down from lectures
Ayn Rand Would Have Loved Kickstarter
In a world where we can now go online to escape the mainstream, the crowdfunding site offers the ultimate in ‘value-for-value’
Will You Still Love Me When I’m 164?
Google’s plan to extend our life span will change love, work, and just about every aspect of society
What I Learned as a Porn Tagger
A lot of laws, like mandatory condoms, may have unexpected side effects
What the Internet’s Strangest Dating Sensation Teaches Us About Old-Fashioned Romance
An experiment involving two long-time friends who have blogged every day reaches its conclusion
How the News Got Less Mean
The more people get their information by sharing online, the more positive stories get. New research underlines a growing trend in media