The idea that FaceApp is somehow exceptionally dangerous threatens to obscure the real point: All apps deserve this level of scrutiny.
Anna Wiener writes about the tech company Superhuman, the controversy over its read statuses feature, and questions of ethics in Silicon Valley.
During the Vietnam War Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara tracked every combat statistic he could, creating a mountain of analytics and predictions to guide the war’s strategy.
Edward Lansdale, head of special operations at the Pentagon, once looked at McNamara’s statistics and told him....
New “living drugs”—made from a patient’s own cells—can cure once incurable cancers, Siddhartha Mukherjee writes. But can we afford them?
Performance reviews are key to accelerating your report's career. A former Airbnb Product Lead shares the conversation template that he's used to build high-performing teams and motivate growth all year long.
All those services you signed up for but forgot about? They're a security risk. Here's how to get rid of them.
The founder of the online classifieds site is a survivor from the era of internet optimism. He has given significant sums to protect the future of news – and rejects the idea his website helped cause journalism’s financial crisis
As the Craig in Craigslist, the free online noticeboard that....
Einstein’s theory of gravity and modern particle physics both rely on the idea of symmetry. But physicists are now wondering if symmetry has much more to offer.
While I am (rightfully) teased about how often I discuss Aggregation Theory, there is a method to my madness, particularly over the last year: more and more attention is being paid to the power wielded by Aggregators like Google and Facebook, but to my mind the language is all wrong.
Neima Jahromi writes on TK TK TK
Neuroscientist Tara Swart argues that snacking and comparing yourself to someone else can lessen your cognitive functions.
If someone asks you how you spend your time when you’re not at work, do you know where most of your day goes? It still surprises me that most busy people have their workday....
San Franciscans have long complained that tech workers ruined their city, driving up rents and homelessness and eliminating diversity. Now even the tech workers agree
Photographs by Jason Henry
It was a beautiful winter day in San Francisco, and Zoe was grooving to the soundtrack of the....
Going overseas? Here's what you need to know about Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, and other ways to have a less stressful flight.
Ransomware attacks, supply chain hacks, escalating tensions with Iran—the first six months of 2019 have been anything but boring.
Microsoft has closed its ebook store—and will soon make its customers' libraries disappear along with it.
New functionality automatically deletes history of places users have visited
It is now slightly easier to opt out of Google’s panopticon, with the introduction of new controls from the search engine to automatically clear your data after a set period of time.
By default, Google saves a permanent....
When patients turn to crowdfunding for medical costs, whoever has the most heartrending story wins, Nathan Heller writes.
On a Tuesday night in May, Sean Coonce was reading the news in bed when his phone dropped service. He chalked it up to tech being tech and went to sleep. When he woke up, his Gmail account had been stolen and by Wednesday evening he was out $100,000.
"This is still very raw (I haven't even told....