Companies Can Track Your Phone’s Movements to Target Ads

Brands are seeking new ways to customize messages. A startup that gathers data on when you…

Rocket Lab Could Beat NASA Back to Venus in the Search for ET

After years of neglect, Earth’s other neighbor is back in the spotlight following a major discovery.…

YouTube’s Plot to Silence Conspiracy Theories

From flat-earthers to QAnon to Covid quackery, the video giant is awash in misinformation. Can AI…

What Even Is ‘Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior’ on Platforms?

No one knows, not even the policy writers or enforcers. And the ambiguity is exacerbating threats…

Why Wasn’t Uber Charged in a Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash?

Authorities charged the vehicle's "safety driver" with criminal negligence, but not the company that developed the…

The NIH Launches a Global Hunt for Animal-to-Human Diseases

It’s a reversal for an administration that’s been loath to prepare for pandemics or cooperate with…

Want to Save the Whales? Eavesdrop on Their Calls

A clever new system called Whale Safe listens for the cetacean chorus to alert vessels to…

How to Break Out of Your Social Media Echo Chamber

Platforms like Facebook are designed to profit from humans' confirmation bias. Here's how to restore balance…

The Wayback Machine and Cloudflare Want to Backstop the Web

The Internet Archive and the infrastructure company are teaming up to make sure sites never fully…

Hey Students! Here’s How to Deal With School in a Pandemic

Obviously this situation ***** for everyone, but I have a few tips to help you make…