After some thorough exploration, Jamie Bartlett concluded that Facebook groups, anonymous Twitter accounts, and pro-anorexia sites that anyone can join are as distressing as anything you can find in the more fortified parts of the internet.
Likely designed to help reduce the country's reliance on foreign-made operating systems, the new OS will first be rolled out for desktops and will allegedly be coming to smartphones and other devices, too.
Video games aren't some obscure niche property anymore. Still, gamers let the non-gamers in a group make them feel like the weirdos and outcasts in a social setting. Enough of that. Video games aren't just common; they're beneficial.
Similar moderation techniques, like the banning of the "Jailbait" Subreddit, spurred cries of censorship throughout the virtual land. Fark's has been met with measured responses and general acceptance.
Colonies, the new bio-art collaboration between artist Vik Muniz and MIT synthetic biologist Tal Danino, features striking images produced from microscopic photos of bacteria, cells infected with viruses, and cancer cells.
The problem with the current club-drug policing policy, according to a new study, is that in penalizing anyone who might be viewed as facilitating drug use, we're penalizing anyone who tries to make drug use safer.
The spy agencies behind the Five Eyes snooping alliance are actively scanning networks across the connected world for vulnerabilities. So far, the agencies have mapped every server in 27 different countries.
We're succumbing to the economic equivalent of carbon monoxide. The future we were promised, of limitless leisure kept afloat by a few breezy hours of work each week, looks more distant than ever. Our destruction by automatons is disappointingly un-cinema…
Opferguson.com is not what it seems. It collects the IP addresses of whoever logs on. According to its creator, a self-avowed Anonymous opponent, the information is then open for law enforcement to act upon.
When the CEO of the world's largest PR firm called me at home, he sounded sincerely distraught, though I was immediately wary of a master at work. The connection wasn't great, so Richard Edelman's voice was static-flecked as he exhorted, "I'm totally uneq…
Oxford professor Nick Bostrom's job is to imagine nightmare scenarios for humanity, including plagues, asteroid strikes, and superbugs. He spends a surprising amount of time worrying that HAL 9000-style deranged computers will wipe us all out.