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Facebook Promises Privacy Reform. Critics Aren‘t Convinced

In an interview with WIRED, Facebook‘s chief privacy officers argue that the company has turned a corner. Again.

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The New Adaptation of ‘The Witches‘ Is Almost Too Much Fun

HBO Max‘s new movie evokes a very un-Dahlian mood.

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Trump‘s Un-American Failure to Protect Internet Freedom

Dictators are gleefully filling the leadership vacuum the administration has created and choking the open web around the globe.

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How to Use Blood Oxygen Data on Apple Watch, Garmin, Fitbit, Samsung

The latest smartwatches come with sensors that measure oxygen levels in your blood. If you own one, here‘s what that means for you.

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Why Is Everyone Building an Electric Pickup Truck?

Tesla has the Cybertruck, GM a 113,000 Hummer, and Ford an electric F-150. And then there are the startups.

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Your Brain Prefers Happy Endings. That‘s Not Always Smart

People tend to focus on whether an experience ends on an up note or a sour one, even if it leads us to make bad decisions. A new study examines why.

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12 Cyber Threats That Could Wreak Havoc on the Election

From targeted misinformation to manipulated data, these are the cybersecurity concerns election officials worry about most.

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The TikTok Teens Trying to Meme the Vote

Groups like Tok the Vote believe viral clips are the best way to get young people to cast their ballots.

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ClickHole Started as a Meat Joke. Can It Avoid Being Offal?

The humor site has survived it all: new owners, layoffs, a culture war. Now a worker-owned cooperative, it needs to update its voice-and bring home the bacon.

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The Tech Issues You Won‘t Hear About at Tonight‘s Debate

Neither President Trump nor Joe Biden is talking much about broadband access, retraining workers, or US spending on research.

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How to Watch the Final 2020 Presidential Debate

Joe Biden and Donald Trump square off for the second and last time on a debate stage Thursday night in Nashville.

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The Left and the Right Speak Different Languages-Literally

A study analyzed patterns in online comments and found liberals and conservatives use different words to express similar ideas.

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How the ‘Diabolical‘ Beetle Survives Being Run Over by a Car

The puny insect can withstand forces 39,000 times its body weight. Scientists just discovered its super-strength secret-which could inspire new materials.

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A Deepfake Porn Bot Is Being Used to Abuse Thousands of Women

An AI tool that ‘removes‘ items of clothing from photos has targeted more than 100,000 women, some of whom appear to be under the age of 18.

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What Even Is Friction, Anyway?

You might think of it as the force that slows things down, but you literally couldn‘t get anywhere without it.

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Samsung Galaxy A71 5G Review: A Drab, but Reliable Phone

This unlocked mid-range smartphone is a reliable buy, even if it‘s not all that exciting.

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The Improbable Appeal of TikTok Tarot

You‘d think that have a reading delivered via machine algorithm would make it feel less useful or relevant. You‘d think wrong.

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Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evo Review: An Audio Nerd‘s Dream

For 500, the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Evo is a fantastic turntable that will last vinyl-loving audiophiles a lifetime.

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Americans Took Prevagen for Years-as the FDA Questioned Its Safety

From the memory supplement‘s launch in 2007 through 2016, agency officials repeatedly raised concerns as the number of consumer complaints grew.

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The Horny Internet Wants You to Vote

From X-rated Twitter feeds to ErectionSeason.com, sex workers are using their talents to get fans to the polls.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Storms Twitch

More than 400,000 people tuned into AOC‘s stream of a marathon Among Us session with representative Ilhan Omar and Twitch luminaries.

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The Anticlimax of the Google Antitrust Suit

The justice department‘s case against Microsoft in the 1990s was much stronger than the one it‘s concocted against the Mountain View tech giant.

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Deals. Profits. Lock-in. Behind the DOJ Case Against Google

In an antitrust suit, the Justice Department claims the company uses exclusive deals with device makers and browser makers to prop up its near-monopoly on search.

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Here‘s What Google Does Illegally, According to the DOJ

In an antitrust suit, the Justice Department claims the company uses exclusive deals with device makers and browser makers to prop up its near-monopoly on search.

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