Category Archives: Technology

He filmed the killing of Eric Garner—and the police punished him for it

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Ramsey Orta filmed the killing of Eric Garner. The video traveled far, but it wouldn’t get justice for his dead …read more

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The Strange Case of Eugene Gu

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Behind one of Twitter’s most outspoken social-justice personalities is a history of abuse Warning: this piece contains descriptions of sexual …read more

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The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America

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The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America The panic attacks started after …read more

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Automated background checks are deciding who’s fit for a home

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But advocates say algorithms can’t capture the complexity of criminal records Mikhail Arroyo had made it out of the coma, …read more

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Meet the scientists who are training AI to diagnose mental illness

I slide back into the MRI machine, adjust the mirror above the lacrosse helmet-like setup holding my skull …read more

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How a Vermont social network became a model for online communities

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Front Porch Forum’s secret? Staying local On August 29th, 2011, Tropical Storm Irene passed over Vermont, the first such storm …read more

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Dirty dealing in the $175 billion Amazon Marketplace

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Dirty dealing in the $175 billion Amazon Marketplace Last August, Zac Plansky woke to find that the rifle …read more

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Riding in Waymo One, the Google spinoff’s first self-driving taxi service

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Going on a coffee run with Waymo One It is late afternoon in Chandler, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, and …read more

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Tesla will live and die by the Gigafactory

Inside the massive factory where Tesla will soon make 60 percent of the world’s lithium-ion batteries Right now, in the …read more

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An academic reported sexual harassment. Her university allegedly retaliated

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She claims her once-promising career was sidelined Lara Carlson remembers November 20th, 2012, as a pivotal moment in a bruising …read more

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