media and technology
Why we need to remember how to forget
Creativity needs a dustbin.
Modern technology: triumph or tragedy?
Engineers sometimes get bad press, but where would we be without them?
Rolling back mass surveillance
Is it possible to regain privacy on the internet?
Arms control for cyberwarfare weapons
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
Kids with smartphones: does the good outweigh the bad?
Not if they bring them to dinner.
Elite media ignore civilians killed by US drone strikes
The New York Times and Washington Post are reporting government claims uncritically.
Keeping the content machine whirring
Breaking the cycle of thoughtless, inflammatory clickbait.
Confronting the dark side of the internet
Liberty without responsibility is a recipe for chaos, says an Israeli academic.
Best of enemies
A documentary about the 1968 debate between William F. Buckley Jr and Gore Vidal reveals a lot about the media.
Tianjin tragedy: a painful lesson
Can we expect this horrific disaster to lead to any improvements in safety?
Kowtowing to Planned Parenthood
What has happened to the crusading zeal of the New York Times?
I compute your pain
Emotion-sensing face-recognition software could transform marketing.
The password you can never change
The brave new world of facial recognition technology.
IS radicalises Western youth via the internet? It’s not that simple
For some youth, it could be a search for meaning in their lives.
Was bureaucratic wrangling behind the fatal Philadelphia derailment?
The train lacked a new control system.
Only Apple’s magic could sell its vastly overpriced watches
The cheapest watch costs $499 (in Australia). A competitor costs $89. Why?
A bridge too close
The day our author almost became a statistic.
Trolling the Gettysburg Address
What reception would the greatest speech in American history have had on the internet?
Email overload: time for a human solution
Email providers have a vested interest in the growing burden of the digital messages.
Twitter is the new Colosseum
Few victims survive the onslaught. Ask Justine Sacco.
Hey, gamers, try the ultimate video game, ISIS
Why don’t the manufacturers of ultra-violent games acknowledge their role?
Media failing the war in Syria
Lurid stories about ISIS atrocities are sucking the oxygen out of the tragedy next door.
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