“So I’ve identified a few metrics and KPIs that I’m going to start tracking in order to better my overall life experience,” Farbod Nowzad says, seemingly seriously, into his phone microphone.
Machine learning engineer Ari Font was worried about the future of Twitter's algorithms. It was mid-2020, and the leader of the team researching ethics and accountability for the company's ML had just left Twitter. For Font, the future of the ethics research was unclear.
DuckDuckGo, which is best known for its privacy-focused search engine, has announced a new service that aims to thwart email trackers. Email Protection is now available in beta.
Researchers have demonstrated how to keep a network of nanowires in a state that's right on what's known as the edge of chaos – an achievement that could be used to produce artificial intelligence (AI) that acts much like the human brain does.
Algorithms are meaningless without good data. The public can exploit that to demand change. Every day, your life leaves a trail of digital breadcrumbs that tech giants use to track you. You send an email, order some food, stream a show.
In recent years, more and more online users have grown skeptical of companies gathering data about them. And in particular, the so-called "Big Tech" businesses have found themselves under the spotlight for the information they collect about others.
You have full access to this article via your institution. Today, it is possible to access data on the movements of millions of people, taken from location trackers in phones or vehicles, sometimes in real time.
At the height of his career, the pioneering electrical engineer Nikola Tesla became obsessed with an idea.
As technology has advanced, semiconductor chips have spread from computers and cars to toothbrushes and tumble dryers — they now lurk beneath the hood of a surprising number of products.
Comedian Bella Younger thought wellness Instagrammers were ripe for parody. Soon she was drawn in herself. Could Deliciously Stella find her way back to reality?
Chinese entrants swept all five categories, featuring technologies to improve civic life. But the advances could also be tools for surveillance.
Stefan Thomas really could have used a quantum computer this year. The German-born programmer and crypto trader forgot the password to unlock his digital wallet, which contains 7,002 bitcoin, now worth $265 million.
Between vaccine appointment notifications, store pickups, online food ordering, and a general increase in online ordering, I feel like I’ve created three times as many online accounts in the past 18 months than I did in all previous years combined.
In 2019, when NSO Group was facing intense scrutiny, new investors in the Israeli surveillance company were on a PR offensive to reassure human rights groups.
If you live in the U.S., there's a good chance you connect to the internet in your home using a wired modem. That number is a majority 63 percent, according to a Statista Global Consumer Survey conducted in 2020 in the United States.