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Why Apple can be forced to turn logs of your iMessage contacts over to police

When a user sends someone a message through Apple’s iMessage feature, Apple encrypts that message between Apple devices so that only the sender and recipient can read its contents.

The Cobalt Pipeline

Tracing the path from deadly hand-dug mines in Congo to consumers’ phones and laptops.

More and more people get their news via social media. Is that good or bad?

[Commentary] Because social media is so young, political science hasn’t fully explored the political implications of how citizens use it to get news. Research has found that consuming news makes people more likely to vote.

Donald Trump says Google proves he’s winning — and is trying to make sure he loses

At the top of his rally in the critical Wisconsin county of Waukesha, Donald Trump accused Google of both impeding and bolstering his candidacy.

Cyberattacks on personal health records growing ‘exponentially’

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, better known as HIPAA.

Government ‘hacking’ and the Playpen search warrant

[Commentary] In recent months, over a dozen district courts have handed down divided opinions on the legality of a single search warrant that was used to search the computers of many visitors to a child pornography website.

Dear readers: Please stop calling us ‘the media.’ There is no such thing.

I’m writing because I have a request: Please stop calling us “the media.” Yes, in some sense, we are the media. But not in the blunt way you use the phrase. It’s so imprecise and generic that it has lost any meaning.

The three types of political astroturfing you’ll see in 2016

As more and more political discourse has moved to the Internet, the techniques of political "astroturfing" have multiplied. Here are what some of the motivated actors are attempting now:

Government lawyers don’t understand the Internet. That’s a problem.

[Commentary] Federal government lawyers are struggling to grasp the increasingly technical cases that come before them.