People Around the World Are Voluntarily Submitting to China’s Great Firewall. Why?
How the rise of Chinese messaging app WeChat in the U.S. and elsewhere expands the reach of Chinese government censors.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
A Teenager’s View on Social Media
A 19-year-old college student reports on how his peers use social media: Facebook’s out, Snapchat’s in, and no one can understand Twitter.
5,200 Days in Space
What it’s really like to live and work on the International Space Station.
—Linda Lowenthal, copy chief
The Aggressive Nazi-Bred Cows That Caused Havoc on a Modern Farm
The disturbing—and ongoing—history of the misguided effort to revive the extinct auroch.
Charlie Hebdo Murders Are No Excuse for Killing Online Freedom
In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks, this was a nice wrap-up in Gigaom covering reactions and viewpoints regarding online censorship and surveillance.
—David Talbot, chief correspondent
Managing Conversations Online Is a Puzzle of Picking Platforms
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter—all have their place for online communication.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
The miracle molecule that could treat brain injuries and boost your fading memory
Discovered more than a decade ago, a remarkable compound shows promise in treating everything from Alzheimer’s to brain injuries—and it just might improve your cognitive abilities.
This scientist now believes covid started in Wuhan’s wet market. Here’s why.
How a veteran virologist found fresh evidence to back up the theory that covid jumped from animals to humans in a notorious Chinese market—rather than emerged from a lab leak.
The US crackdown on Chinese economic espionage is a mess. We have the data to show it.
The US government’s China Initiative sought to protect national security. In the most comprehensive analysis of cases to date, MIT Technology Review reveals how far it has strayed from its goals.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
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