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.

Thursday, April 14


The Secret Rules of the Internet

On the history of content moderation and what it means for the future of free speech.

Previously: "The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed"

Monday, April 11


Friday, April 8


Secrets of the Little Blue Box

How phone phreakers, many of them blind, opened up Ma Bell to unlimited free international calling using a technical manual and a toy organ.

Thursday, March 31


Confessions of a Political Hacker

How Andrés Sepúlveda rigged elections across Latin America.

Tuesday, March 29



Why ISIS is winning the social media war.

Brendan Koerner on the Longform Podcast

Monday, March 28


Searching for Sundar Pichai

A profile of Google’s new CEO, “the most powerful tech giant you’ve never heard of.”