Tech is shaping the protests, from police scanner apps to Google Docs

Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images After more than a week of demonstrations, the protest movement is evolving. Demonstrators are reinforcing their tactics with some tech-savvy...
Belle Long • June 9, 2020

Britain and Huawei square off over 5G

Photo by Xavi Torrent/Getty Images British media right now is teeming with ads from Chinese telecom giant Huawei — and it’s a good reminder that...
Michael Waters • June 9, 2020

Protests and a pandemic: Facial recognition gets another close-up

Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images The encrypted messaging service Signal doesn’t want you to show your face.  Signal has become a favorite among protesters in …
Michael Waters • June 5, 2020

The contactless takeover: No-touch tech will be key to reopening businesses

Here’s one sign that Americans might have been a bit slow to embrace contactless payments: Visa had to recruit pro athletes like Zach and...
Nick DeSantis • May 12, 2020

Surveillance tech will be big for reopenings. Can it keep privacy concerns in check?

Smile! Whenever society emerges from lockdown, the cameras will be watching. Businesses worldwide are investing in AI-powered thermal cameras and screening stations to keep tabs...
Nick DeSantis • April 29, 2020

A major moment for digital mental health services

We’re stress-baking and stress-eating. People are calling an unnerving recipe video of a strawberry pie a work of art. Doomscrolling has entered the lexicon...
Nick DeSantis • April 15, 2020

Reminder: Your phone is tracking your every move (and the data isn’t so anonymous)

Yesterday, the NYT published a bombshell report on the smartphone tracking industry. And not to sound the alarm bell, but it should freak you...
Zachary Crockett • December 20, 2019

Facebook watch: The tech giant expects to receive the largest-ever fine for a data breach in the US

Facebook said that it expects to be fined up to $5B by the FTC for its never-ending nightmare of privacy violations. The penalty would be...
Wes Schlagenhauf • April 26, 2019

Zuckerberg says Facebook will pivot to privacy, but what exactly does that mean?

For 15 years, Facebook has profited off of tricking billions of people into sharing their personal info online, all under the guise of being...
Wes Schlagenhauf • March 8, 2019

Motorola Solutions acquires VaaS for $445m to enhance its law enforcement suite

When you think of Motorola you probably think flip phones. But Motorola Solutions (which split off from Motorola Mobility back in 2011) has expanded...
Wes Schlagenhauf • January 8, 2019

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