Adults think they’re setting limits but inadvertently teach kids to overuse gadgets
We Still Need Information Stored in Our Heads Not ‘in the Cloud’
Computer are great for information that won’t change, but a brain is better at connecting facts with other facts and acquiring layers of meaning
Response to Revelations of NSA’s Data Collection Program: From Denial to Nonchalance
As the nation comes to grip with the news that the National Security Agency has engaged in various surveillance programs that capture and catalog information like phone call records and the Internet data, reactions have ranged from near denials to outrage to nonchalance.
Companies who have been named in secret documents as having been …
Viewpoint: Washington Is a Gerontocracy
A 20-something can be the CEO of a billion-dollar company but can’t run for the Senate. That doesn’t make sense
Viewpoint: Does Facebook Owe Its Users Money?
The tools of the tech industry are seductive, but they are hollowing out the economy
Viewpoint: Want Safer Drivers? Embrace, Don’t Ban, Technology
The federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced guidelines calling for automakers to put limits on the installation of electronic devices in new cars, including a provision that most …
Internet Privacy: A New Bill Finally Offers Protections
California’s Right to Know Act would force Google and Facebook to reveal what personal information they’ve collected and how it’s being used
Two Degrees of Separation from a Bomber
In Cambridge, social networks laid bare an intricate web of eerie, sometimes banal, connections to the bombings
Four Myths About Millennials
They’re all about money and mobile phones, right? Wrong.
Steubenville Rape Guilty Verdict: The Case That Social Media Won
A fast and guilty verdict shows how the Internet now plays a crucial role in the prosecution of sexual assault
At Book Launch, Sheryl Sandberg Takes Center Stage
“I decided that what I was trying to say was going to help people,” Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg told TIME’s Nancy Gibbs
Can Online Dating Lead to Love?
While some argue that online dating presents too much choice, it’s actually an efficient way to meet a partner — if you use it correctly
Will ‘Stalking Apps’ Be Stopped?
Incredibly, there are no federal laws against the unauthorized monitoring of your physical whereabouts