Kashmir Hill: Do Your Smart Devices Know Too Much?
When Kashmir Hill filled her home with smart devices, she knew they would collect massive amounts of her personal information. She wanted to understand: what's the ultimate cost of that data mining?
Yasmin Green: How Did The Internet Become A Platform For Hate Groups?
Extremist groups have co-opted the Internet's connective power to recruit members. Yasmin Green explores how the Internet has allowed extremism to spread, and how technology can combat it.
Yuval Noah Harari: Could Big Data Destroy Liberal Democracy?
Yuval Noah Harari says data is the new source of political power, and he worries that big data and AI technology threaten to destroy liberal democracy.
James Bridle: What Do Kids' Videos on YouTube Reveal About the Internet's Dark Side?
Children's YouTube is full of addicting content for kids, which can lead users to disturbing and inappropriate videos. James Bridle explains how the Internet's profit structure drives this phenomenon.
Edward Tenner: Can We View Technology's Unintended Consequences In A Positive Light?
Edward Tenner says we shouldn't fear technology's unintended consequences. He argues for taking the long view of history, and that human ingenuity often finds solutions to negative consequences.
Vivek Maru: How Can We Make Legal Support Accessible To All?
Often, people who don't understand the law or can't pay for lawyers end up being mistreated. Lawyer Vivek Maru calls for a global community of paralegals to place the law on the side of the people.
Brett Hennig: Should We Replace Politicians With Random Citizens?
Brett Hennig says democracy — and the process of voting — is broken. To fix it, he has a radical suggestion: replacing politicians with a demographically representative selection of random citizens.
Steven Wise: If Chimpanzees Can Feel And Think, Should They Also Have Legal Rights?
Animals like chimpanzees are autonomous beings with rich emotional lives, says animal rights lawyer Steven Wise. He's working to get courts to recognize them as "legal persons" and grant them rights.