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WIRED · 37m ago

The Astrophysicist Who Wants to Help Solve Baltimore's Urban Blight

Vacant buildings are more than just an economic threat. They're also a public safety concern. And it turns out they have their own sort of gravitational pull.
WIRED · 1h ago

Ex-Uber Engineer Accused of Spying on Tesla, Stealing Trade Secrets

A lawsuit from a former nanny brings new allegations against Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the heart of the Uber/Waymo dispute.
WIRED · 1h ago

Job Alert: How Would You Like to Babysit Robots?

For all their advances, robots still struggle with the human world. They get stuck. They get assaulted. But not to worry: Help is just a call center away.
WIRED · 2h ago

Change My View: Why Our Best Hope for Civil Discourse Is on Reddit

What’s astounding about Kal Turnbull's brainchild is that no single radioactive topic—not Trump, Brexit, sex, guns—has overrun the subreddit.
WIRED · 2h ago

Meet Antifa's Secret Weapon Against Far-Right Extremists

Megan Squire doesn’t consider herself to be antifa and pushes digital activism instead, passing along information to those who might put it to real-world use—who might weaponize it.
WIRED · 2h ago

Free Speech, Tech Turmoil, and the New Censorship

Special Issue: How technology is upending everything we thought we knew about public discourse.
WIRED · 2h ago

6 Tales of Censorship in the Golden Age of Free Speech

Blocked by Trump, fired by Google, suspended by Facebook. The social internet gives everyone a voice, it also has countless ways of punishing us for speaking.
WIRED · 2h ago

It's the (Democracy-Poisoning) Golden Age of Free Speech

At a time when anyone can broadcast live or post their thoughts to a social network, we should be living in a utopia of public discourse. We're not.
WIRED · 2h ago

Why Cloudflare Let an Extremist Stronghold Burn

The story of how an internet infrastructure company get locked into a free-speech dispute starts in the cubicles of SoMa and the brothels of Istanbul.
WIRED · 2h ago

Yondr Wants to Neutralize Your Phone—and Un-change the World

The San Francisco startup helps restricts smartphone use in places where the people in charge don’t want it. But in allowing this, we may be compromising something about ourselves.