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Virginia Heffernan on Learning to Read the Internet, Not Live in It

Virginia Heffernan on Learning to Read the Internet, Not Live in It
Virginia Heffernan on Learning to Read the Internet, Not Live in It The Great Tech Panic: The Internet Is the Uncanniest Valley In YouTube’s earliest days, when people were still blowing up Diet Coke with Mentos, responses to the site’s curious videos tended to fall into two categories: astonishment and skepticism. First came the huzzahs. “Better than Hendrix!” one commenter... Read More

Your Kids Will Look at Internet Porn. Deal With It. A Conversation with Peggy Orenstein.

Your Kids Will Look at Internet Porn. Deal With It. A Conversation with Peggy Orenstein.
Your Kids Will Look at Internet Porn. Deal With It. A Conversation with Peggy Orenstein. The Great Tech Panic: The Inevitability of Porn Visitors to Pornhub, the largest porn site on the internet, watched about 92 billion sexytime videos last year. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But I have two young sons; I don’t want them to end... Read More

How to Survive the Great Tech Panic of 2017

How to Survive the Great Tech Panic of 2017
How to Survive the Great Tech Panic of 2017 The Great Tech Panic of 2017 SCROLL DOWN SCROLL DOWN SCROLL DOWN SCROLL DOWN That twinge of worry. That occasional, sudden-onset widening-gyre sensation. It’s hard not to experience a bit of anxiety at the world’s recent technological upheavals—the endless stream of hacks, leaks, and cyberattacks; the whiplash advances in artificial intelligence and... Read More

California Proves That Environmental Regulations Don't Kill Profits

California Proves That Environmental Regulations Don't Kill Profits
California Proves That Environmental Regulations Don’t Kill Profits To anyone who believes environmental regulation is poison for profits, California must be infuriating. The state’s pollution policies rarely wilt its perennially blooming economy. For the past nine years, a Golden State-centric think tank Next 10 has been releasing its California Green Innovation Index. The results this year show a continuing trend:... Read More

Charlottesville's Turmoil in Two Powerful Photos

Charlottesville's Turmoil in Two Powerful Photos
Charlottesville’s Turmoil in Two Powerful Photos PHOTOJOURNALISTS TOOK HUNDREDS of images of the turmoil that shook Charlottesville last week. Those caught up in the protests snapped thousands more. Yet these two, taken just days apart, best express the range of emotions much of the nation felt. At first glance, the photos are remarkably similar—a large crowd gathered around a monument,... Read More

Enigma ICO Heist Robs Nearly $500,000 in Ethereum From Investors

Enigma ICO Heist Robs Nearly $500,000 in Ethereum From Investors
Enigma ICO Heist Robs Nearly 0,000 in Ethereum From Investors The digital financial services developer Enigma prides itself on ultra-secure products. The company’s Catalyst platform protects financial info with a cutting-edge combination of blockchain-inspired privacy technology and cryptography. So it comes as no small surprise that on Monday, scammers took over the company’s website, mailing lists, and Slack accounts by... Read More

Sorry, Banning ‘Killer Robots’ Just Isn’t Practical

Sorry, Banning ‘Killer Robots’ Just Isn’t Practical
Sorry, Banning ‘Killer Robots’ Just Isn’t Practical Late Sunday, 116 entrepreneurs, including Elon Musk, released a letter to the United Nations warning of the dangerous “Pandora’s Box” presented by weapons that make their own decisions about when to kill. Publications including The Guardian and The Washington Post ran headlines saying Musk and his cosigners had called for a “ban” on... Read More