Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Palto) The Federal Communications Commission is planning to overhaul its public comments system to deter fraud and abuse, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a letter to lawmakers last week. The FCC may institute a CAPTCHA system as part of a redesign that will “institute appropriate safeguards against abusive conduct,” […]
What we do about fake news today could have a major impact on our future. Two new initiatives — a concerted effort by Apple and a massive educational effort called the “Pro-Truth Pledge” — could help eliminate much of the fake news BS that is really messing up the United States at the moment. On […]
Facebook, Google and Twitter tell lawmakers what they’re doing to ensure foreign entities don’t use their sites to influence future US elections.
Harvey Weinstein just went from most powerful man in Hollywood to punching bag — and while he deserved this, perhaps greater attention should go toward taking aggressive measures to prevent future Weinsteins — and there will be future Weinsteins. We need to stop acting surprised when this stuff comes out and instead take stronger steps […]
Internet trolls turned Brianna Wu’s life upside down. But she’s running for Congress and thinking all isn’t quite lost.
“Man fighting in the middle of town” may not be the Grand Theft Auto VI we’ve been waiting for, but it’s the one 2017 deserves. The iOS game, which launched its 1.0 version yesterday initially piqued my attention through its perhaps-not-quite fair use of Grand Theft Auto V screenshots as the app icon and description […]
Giant robots attack! A Chinese fighting robot wants to challenge US MegaBots Mk III and Japanese Kuratas to a robot duel to the death.
This drone served in Iraq and Afghanistan—and it’s going to take atmospheric data in the Alaska next year. The post This Drone Once Fought Wars. Now It’s Fighting Climate Change appeared first on WIRED.
The strange story of Amir Taaki—Bitcoin coder, anti-ISIS revolutionary, and British terrorism defendant. The post How an Anarchist Bitcoin Coder Found Himself Fighting ISIS in Syria appeared first on WIRED.