What It's Like to Be 13, Right Now

“She scrolls, she waits. For that little notification box to appear.”

Wednesday, May 25


No Death, No Taxes

Libertarian, futurist, billionaire: a profile of Peter Thiel.

Monday, May 23


Machine Bias

There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. It’s racist.

Sunday, May 15


The Inside Story of Facebook’s Biggest Setback

The social network positioned its plan to bring the internet to millions of Indians as a gift. The country saw a catch.

Saturday, May 14


The Ukrainian Hacker Who Became the FBI’s Best Weapon—And Worst Nightmare

In 2001, Maksym Igor Popov defected to work as an informant in the U.S. But a decade later, he was back to scamming the FBI.

Monday, May 9


Teatox Party

How detox teas laced with laxatives took over Instagram.

Friday, April 29


Fear This Man

David Vincenzetti says his company, which sells spyware to world’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies, is helping to thwart terrorism. Others say it’s a danger to citizens, dissidents, and journalists alike.

Wednesday, April 27


How Uber Conquered London

There are 1.7 million active Uber riders in London, about half the daily ridership of the Tube. Three years ago, there were 5,000.

Tuesday, April 26


Uncanny Valley

Living and working in the tech world.

Friday, April 22


The Internet Really Has Changed Everything. Here’s the Proof.

The writer returns to his remote North Dakota hometown’s high school, then isolated with a graduating class of only 28, now even smaller but connected by the internet.

Tuesday, April 19


The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup

In a nondescript office park in suburban Florida, a company you’ve never heard of is making a product that few people have ever seen. And it has $1.4 billion in funding.

Saturday, April 16


The Untold Story of the Teen Hackers Who Transformed the Early Internet

Bill Landreth was one of the whiz kids, poking around Pentagon servers with the friends he had never met. But one of them was an FBI informant.