The Selfie Monkey Goes to the Ninth Circuit

Can a monkey be an “author” under U.S. copyright law? PETA forges ahead with a claim on behalf of Naruto the macaque, and Sarah Jeong walks us through the details.

Source: Motherboard
Published: Jul 13, 2017
Length: 7 minutes (1,804 words)

A Legal Journalist on the “Surreal” Experience of Becoming a U.S. Citizen Under Trump

Sarah Jeong has spent the past several months covering Trump’s travel ban… while officially becoming an American citizen.

Source: Vox
Published: Jul 5, 2017
Length: 13 minutes (3,343 words)

I Got Hacked So You Don’t Have To

It happened to John Podesta. It happened to Paul Manafort’s daughter: a type of computer hack called “spearphishing.” Spearphishing differs from typically clumsy mass-mail attempts to gain your online credentials. Social engineers target you alone — masquerading as someone you know — using your natural proclivity to trust against you to gain access to your online accounts. At GQ, Sarah Jeong willingly got spearphished in a bid to understand and share the latest shady tactics of computer baddies, so it doesn’t happen to you.

Source: GQ
Published: Apr 25, 2017
Length: 13 minutes (3,439 words)

How to Make a Bot That Isn’t Racist

In the wake of Microsoft’s disastrous chatbot, Motherboard‘s Jeong discusses ethical botmaking with veterans of the trade.

Source: Motherboard
Published: Mar 25, 2016
Length: 7 minutes (1,875 words)