Around the world people are both increasingly dependent on, and distrustful of, digital technology
Creators and backers cast a nervous eye on social media, gene editing and AI
Some web sites and apps that don’t charge you for their services have found a new way to make money from you: using your computer to generate virtual currencies
Magnetic clothing could be used to store passwords and other data
In exchange for some concessions, a Republican’s proposal would grant ISPs plenty of leeway and stymy some future regulatory efforts
Scientists are exploring the use of fiber-optic cables—like the ones that form the backbone of the internet—to monitor earthquakes. Julia Rosen reports.
Another piece of internet history disappears as AOL Instant Messenger is discontinued after 20 years
As the U.S. weakens its protections for internet users, it risks falling behind the rest of the world
The first big digital currency gave us a glimpse of a new economic order—one that raises more questions than answers
The ultimate social impact of blockchain technology depends on who controls our digital identities
New financial networks could stop the concentration of wealth and increase participation in the economy—but only if used with care
Machine-learning algorithms teased seven distinct dolphin clicking patterns from a library of more than 50 million clicks, identifying one species by sound alone. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Iran has conducted several highly damaging cyberattacks and become a major threat that will only get worse
How machine learning can translate chicken chatter and improve farming
In principle, you could share your password with anyone
New “qubit” designs could enable more robust quantum machines
Researchers trained machine-learning algorithms to pinpoint the location of a cargo ship simply by eavesdropping on the sound of its passing. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The protection of intellectual property is essential for economic advancement
In addition to addressing safety concerns, Silicon Valley firms have a strong incentive to create a new venue for increasing the use of their digital devices