Big Data Is Not Our Master
June 11, 2013

Humans create technology. Humans can control it.

Why'd He Do It?
June 10, 2013

Since the 29-year-old intelligence contractor Edward Snowden outed himself as the source of the NSA leaks on Sunday, reporters and pundits—heck, even Snowden himself—have compared him with Bradley Manning, the Army private on trial for passing classi

Google's Latest Product Isn't Free: It's Called 'The Internship'
June 07, 2013

It should come as no surprise that The Internship, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's dude flick about being 40-something summer interns at Google, is a two-hour infomercial for the famously fun-loving company.

Why Tech Companies Are Better Than Phone Companies at Protecting Your Privacy
June 06, 2013

Verizon may not have been able to fight a secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order, revealed last night by the Guardian, to hand over subscribers’ call data to the National Security Agency.

The Myth of the ‘Twitter Police’
June 02, 2013

What a Washington Post story gets wrong about online outrage.

The Drain Catcher
May 31, 2013

Even superstar athletes fall for get-rich-quick schemes. Managing them is Corey Galloway's business.

The Myth of the Lone Inventor

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is wrong to oppose government subsidies. After all, he benefitted from them.

Why Did Apple Hire Former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson?
May 29, 2013

It's a clever move by the embattled company.

Apple's Tax Hypocrisy
May 23, 2013

Tech says there's a shortage in homegrown talent—but the sort of tax avoidance practiced by Apple only makes it worse.

Julius Genachowski: The Exit Interview
May 23, 2013

In a lengthy conversation, the outgoing FCC boss sounds off on net neutrality, political polarization, and free speech