When authoritarian states block websites, most people use a virtual private network to circumvent the restrictions. But that’s getting harder. Russia has announced that it will ban the use of VPNs, calling it a way to police unlawful content rather than a restriction for law-abiding citizens. Meanwhile, Apple has bowed to new Chinese restrictions, which demand that developers offering VPNs must obtain a government license, and removed such software from its App Store in China.
Here’s how a Twitter engineer says it will break in the coming weeks
One insider says the company’s current staffing isn’t able to sustain the platform.
Technology that lets us “speak” to our dead relatives has arrived. Are we ready?
Digital clones of the people we love could forever change how we grieve.
How to befriend a crow
I watched a bunch of crows on TikTok and now I'm trying to connect with some local birds.
Starlink signals can be reverse-engineered to work like GPS—whether SpaceX likes it or not
Elon said no thanks to using his mega-constellation for navigation. Researchers went ahead anyway.
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