The Route of a Text Message, a Love Story
The surprisingly complex journey a text message takes every time we hit 'send.'
Scott B. Weingart
Verizon Is Making It Harder for Teachers to Contact Students Who Don’t Have Smartphones
Verizon’s new fees on app to phone long code messages was designed to counter robotexts, not stop teachers from assigning homework.
one step at a time
Hacking Is the Least Ridiculous Part of 'House of Cards,' Somehow
Amber alert hacking, polyglots, and switching centers.
What Is Even Happening
Google's Ripping Text Messages Out of Hangouts, But You Have Options
The search giant wants Hangouts to become a Slack-like chat app for teams, and is consequently stripping out features intended for everyday people.
This Is How Russian Spies Could 'Crack' Telegram
An explosive, but unverified, memo on Donald Trump alleged the FSB has “cracked” Telegram. This is how the spies might be doing it.
You're Probably Fine with SMS-Based Two-Factor Authentication
SMS-based two-factor authentication has got a lot of bad press recently. But the fact is the majority of people have a lot to gain from it.
Sext Daniel Radcliffe’s Corpse in a New ‘Swiss Army Man’ Feature [Premiere]
Have a chat with Manny by texting ‘FEELINGS’ to 25827.
The 72 New Emoji, Ranked
The definitive, arbitrary ranking of the latest additions to our pictorial vocabularies.
Text a Syrian: a New Service Will Help Refugees Navigate Life in Canada
Canada's 26,000 refugees can text this service to find out where to buy groceries, or get a doctor.
Central African Republic
Central African Republic Bans Text Messages
Residents have been using SMS to send texts encouraging people to take to the streets and protest against the current government.
Touchscreen Romance: How Modern Couples Get Connected
A new survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project explores how digital technology and social media shape modern American couples.
One Third of Kenyans Now Have a Bitcoin Wallet
Will Africa's new bitcoin wallet get normal people to start using bitcoin for normal things?