Searching for justice in the newly legal weed economy
Early electric cars performed better in cities than internal combustion vehicles, but didn’t give riders the same illusion of freedom and masculine derring-do.
The next space race is on.
Digital labor is valuable even when we do it for free. Should we get paid?
American food supplies are increasingly channeled through a handful of big companies: Amazon, Walmart, FreshDirect, Blue Apron. What do we lose when local supermarkets go under? A lot — and Kevin Kelley wants to stop that.
Robocalls are a scourge, and it’s only a matter of time before the technology learns to spoof your mother’s voice.
An entire subculture of Bay Area residents survives by reselling wealthy residents’ trash.
Seven schools in China have installed facial recognition technology in classrooms to monitor — and score — their students. At The Disconnect, Yujie Xue reports on this “intelligent education” initiative.
Asking for a friend called Facebook.
Amid controversies and unethical practices, tech giants like Facebook and Google are no longer dream companies to work for.
Lauren Hough recounts a decade of misadventures as a female cable tech in the DC Metro Area.
As competitors prank each other into account suspensions, the business of reinstating Amazon Marketplace businesses is booming.
The world-changing potential of a Green New Deal
Kids are a growing part of Instagram’s influencer marketing industry. At Fast Company, Katharine Schwab reports on the rising stars of the platform — and the parents managing their “careers” behind the scenes.
Laurie Penny spends four days on a boat confronting the archetypal story of “man vs. blockchain.”
Is that not how the saying goes? Someone tell Amazon.
New York’s court system aids and abets predatory lenders who prey on small business owners.
Bread: it was so terrible, right? Thank goodness the tech industry finally iterated on it so we can make a decent piece of toast after 6,000 years.
Policymakers’ neglect of caregiving harms a major force in American labor.
If you’re going on Facebook to join a support group, be wary of trolls and those who want to profit from your misfortune.
When a journalist tries to understand her father’s claims of CIA surveillance, she learns to see her digital world in a very different light.
In this economy, what’s a fair share?
How ’90s webzines heralded the best — and worst — of today’s online media landscape.
Imagining an economy based in environmental reality
Elon Musk can’t wait to send humans to the Moon and Mars. But before we land ourselves on other worlds, we need to remember how we’ve treated our own.
What happens when a tool created by a bunch of developers in California becomes the main news source of a country 7,000 miles away? Nothing good.
Lucie Greene’s new book “Silicon States” is about the danger of concentrating so much power in so few hands.
Facebook’s botched war against propaganda campaigns.
When Russia attacked Ukraine with sophicated malware in 2017, it caused over $10 billion dollars worth of damage and revealed the whole world’s vulnerabilities.
From his earliest days in California, Arnold was a polarizing, impossible-to-ignore figure.