Fitbit Data Now Being Used in the Courtroom
People making personal injury claims are starting to use their Fitbit data to illustrate the effects of an accident. Data from activity trackers is likely to become a favorite target of prosecutors, too.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
The FBI vs. Martin Luther King: Inside J. Edgar Hoover’s “Suicide Letter” to Civil Rights Leader
Fifty years later, how a corrupt FBI threatened MLK’s privacy rights.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
Why No One Can Design a Better Speculum
Every lady’s favorite medical implement is even yuckier than you thought.
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief
Virtual Reality Is Journalism’s Next Frontier
The Columbia Journalism Review argues that more newsrooms should be thinking about how to use virtual reality to tell stories.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
Nighttime Satellite Maps Show Increasing Flood Risks
It’s not perfect, but by mapping night lights against flood-prone areas, a new study helps illuminate a growing problem.
—Nanette Byrnes, senior editor, Business Reports
The Secret Life of Passwords
Flawed and annoying, these codes nevertheless say a lot about us.
The Cartoon Lounge: Technophilia
A funny visual take on the allure of gadget collecting.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
This new data poisoning tool lets artists fight back against generative AI
The tool, called Nightshade, messes up training data in ways that could cause serious damage to image-generating AI models.
Everything you need to know about artificial wombs
Artificial wombs are nearing human trials. But the goal is to save the littlest preemies, not replace the uterus.
Rogue superintelligence and merging with machines: Inside the mind of OpenAI’s chief scientist
An exclusive conversation with Ilya Sutskever on his fears for the future of AI and why they’ve made him change the focus of his life’s work.
Data analytics reveal real business value
Sophisticated analytics tools mine insights from data, optimizing operational processes across the enterprise.
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