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Iran's Own Internet

The World Wide Web is nearing its end in Iran.

Can Satellites Learn to 'See' Poverty?

Imagine the Earth at night—the vast and curving darkness, splotched with rivulets of light. It is a gorgeous sight, and a familiar one.

The $47 Billion Network That’s Already Obsolete

[Commentary] The prize for the most wasteful post-9/11 initiative arguably should go to FirstNet—a whole new agency set up to provide a telecommunications system exclusively for firefighters, police, and other first responders.

What If Cameras Stopped Telling the Truth?

Cheap smartphones with cameras have brought the power take documentary evidence to just about anyone, and the credibility of phone-shot video has held up in court and in the news.

Foreign Hackers Target Thousands of Gmail Users Every Month

Since 2012, Google has been notifying Gmail customers when they come under attack from hackers who may be working for foreign governments.

The New Editors of the Internet

[Commentary] In a small number of Silicon Valley conference rooms, decisions are being made about what people should and shouldn't see online -- without the accountability or culture that has long accompanied that responsibility.

The Internet's Original Sin

[Commentary] I have come to believe that advertising is the original sin of the web. An ad supported web has at least four downsides as a default business model.

Why Tech Still Hasn't Solved Education's Problems

Remember MOOCs, or massive open online courses? Now, as another school year lurches into gear, those companies have a meek record.

What Good Is All This Tech Diversity Data, Anyway?

[Commentary] The drumbeat of diversity data coming from tech companies like Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter has been anticlimactic, not least because it shows what most people already expected: that leaders in technology are overwhelmingly

The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders

[Commentary] Consider the latest leak sourced to Edward Snowden from the perspective of his detractors.