media and technology
Lessons from Sandy Hook
A government report on a school shooting in which six adults and 20 children died fails to establish a motive.
Is the dream of free online university education fading?
The head of the biggest online education provider now says that it is a "lousy product".
Safe in our cyber silos
Social media were supposed to open us to a larger world, but are they closing our minds?
Twitter feeds a new journalism
Love it or loathe it, Twitter has transformed the way news is gathered and consumed.
Is Edward Snowden an enemy of the people?
Official propaganda is alive and well and busy intimidating truth-tellers, says an expert on the subject.
The prophet of Silicon Valley
One of the tech industry's most revered figures is a leading light in the transhumanist movement.
In praise of honest work
If we believed in the honour of work, employment would take care of itself.
The perils of multitasking
Distraction can literally be deadly.
Facing up to Facebook bullying
European research shows that parents are the key to kids' sane use of social media.
Three lies that built a revolution
The myth is that Matthew Shepard was martyred by redneck homophobes. A stunning new book by a gay journalist debunks this.
Happy birthday to Google, the teenager that runs the world
By the time you were 15, had you become a verb?
Decoding a new Prime Minister
Australians have elected a new leader with conservative social values. What is he really like?
The Conjuring: frightfully effective
A masterful yarn about a Rhode Island family whose house is haunted by a malevolent spirit.
Media smackdown on its way
Can Amazon’s formula save the Washington Post? We may get a chance to find out.
Data mining is a risky business
Remember: the bad guys can fight back by manipulating the algorithms.
Battle of the myths: Game of Thrones v. Lord of the Rings
Is immersion in corruption and evil really the hallmark of great literature?
Will your kids suffer from digital dementia?
Can young brains withstand six or seven hours a day in front of computer screens?
Washington Post sale points to a quality future for newspapers
Mismanaged newspapers are falling into the hands of hard-nosed businessmen. Perhaps they can turn the quality news business around.
The wisdom of “Don’t Be Evil”
Google may be a corporate behemoth nowadays, but its motto contains a deep philosophical message.
Welcome to the surveillance economy
The value of Big Data is said to be nearly $40 billion per year -- and it's growing rapidly.
The ideal excuse for repression: the US does it
The law of unintended consequence works 24/7. America may be spying to protect freedom, but totalitarian states will use its example as a reason to tighten up even more.
Keeping the NSA in perspective
Remember Pearl Harbor? The NSA certainly does.
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