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Posts in category “Technology”

Can’t Staunch a Heartbleed

If you’ve used the internet in the last two years, there’s a …

Posted April 12th, 2014

What Would Tocqueville Say About #CancelColbert?

Suey Park, a 23-year-old self-professed activist known on Twitter for the hashtag …

Posted April 4th, 2014

CPAC Debates Snowden’s Cause

John Solomon, the editor of the Washington Times, opened the privacy panel at …

Posted March 7th, 2014

CPAC: The Consequences of Experimenting on the Electorate

Which of these text messages do you think would be more likely …

Posted March 7th, 2014

Cyberattacks on Syria Put the Homefront in Danger

The United States has struggled to find a way to support Syrian …

Posted February 27th, 2014

Defining Digital “Mindfulness”

What is “mindfulness”? TIME Magazine recently released a cover story on “The …

Posted February 25th, 2014

Why the Web’s Fight Fizzled

Two years ago, it looked like online activists and tech companies were …

Posted February 24th, 2014

Of Plato and iPads: Should We Use Technology in the Classroom?

Elise Italiano fears that the push to “personalize” education through technology will, …

Posted February 14th, 2014

Technology Doesn’t Destroy Community—Humans Do

The human is a social animal, wrote Aristotle: “an individual who is …

Posted January 25th, 2014

Can Books and E-Readers Coexist?

A truce can be called between pixels and pulp.

Posted December 18th, 2013

Should All Kids Learn to Code?

Should computer coding be written into high school curricula? Coding appears to …

Posted December 5th, 2013

Amazon, the Internet, and Online Hype

Haven’t you heard? Amazon is debuting its very own delivery-by-drone. So Jeff Bezos …

Posted December 2nd, 2013

Self-Driving Cars and Why We Want Them

Driving from Washington, D.C., to Atlanta this Thanksgiving weekend, I had the …

Posted November 29th, 2013

Our Evolving Discourse: Communication in the Age of Social Media

The Internet has changed the way we communicate. Most commonly, we see …

Posted November 26th, 2013

“Almost Human” and Our Android Future

A new show explores the intersection of our biology and artifice.

Posted November 22nd, 2013

The Absence of Wi-Fi as Crime of the Century?

“A crime is happening in our schools every day,” wrote Peter Cohen …

Posted November 15th, 2013

George Vanderbilt & The Reading of Many Books

Life lessons in finitude from an unmatchable feat.

Posted November 14th, 2013