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‘Bluewashing’ Seafood Won’t Make the World More Green

Marine wildlife is in a state of global emergency. Ninety percent of fish populations are at or below half their…

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How Facebook Hides How Terrible It Is With Hate Speech

In public, Facebook seems to claim that it removes more than 90 percent of hate speech on its platform, but…

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There Is No Bipartisan Consensus on Big Tech

Finally, we’ve reached bipartisan consensus on Big Tech, yay everyone! At least that’s the line the press is echoing ad…

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Americans Need a Bill of Rights for an AI-Powered World

In the past decade, data-driven technologies have transformed the world around us. We’ve seen what’s possible by gathering large amounts…

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Why Skincare That Burns Is So Satisfying

The ritual goes a little bit like this. Once or twice a month, I prance expectantly into my little bathroom…

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In Russia, Apple and Google Staff Get Muscled Up By the State

Earlier this month, when the Kremlin told multiple Big Tech companies to suppress political opposition amid nationwide elections in Russia,…

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Psychologists Are Learning What Religion Has Known for Years

Even though I was raised Catholic, for most of my adult life, I didn’t pay religion much heed. Like many…

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In Kenya, Influencers Are Hired to Spread Disinformation

On May 18 of this year, the insidious hashtag #AnarchistJudges appeared on Kenyan Twitter timelines. Apparently driven by a number…

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Data Brokers Know Where You Are—and Want to Sell That Intel

At the end of July, a Catholic priest resigned from the church, after Catholic news site The Pillar outed him…

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Apple’s Privacy Mythology Doesn’t Match Reality

In 2021, Apple has cast itself as the world’s superhero of privacy. Its leadership insists “privacy has been central to our…

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