From wearables with monitoring chips to face scanners that assess your contentment, workplace surveillance seems to be going in one direction.
A paper published by researchers at Google claimed that they had achieved computing quantum supremacy, but leaks and counter-claims have created a stir.
The cynicism of political lies and the fear of losing control by opening up the corridors of power can’t last.
Google claims quantum supremacy – IBM says not so fast. One researcher explains why he doesn't see quantum computers outpacing classical computers any time soon ... and maybe not ever.
Can we make the web more inclusive or will our online reality always be a lawless wasteland of trolls and lies?
Most of us are probably having our data tracked in some form. And while there are regulatory safeguards in place to protect user privacy, it's hard to say whether these are enough.
On October 23 Google announced that it built a quantum computer thousands of times faster than classic computers. This could have immense impacts on finance, cryptography and other fields.
If Googling your health symptoms is taking over you're day-to-day life and is distressing you, here are some ways to get help.
Media companies are mad as hell at tech giants and don’t want to take it anymore. But what choice do they have?
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No wonder that, according to a new international survey, media companies are increasingly unhappy with their lot. In this episode we hear from the survey's author, Robert Whitehead.
Personal data is valued primarily because data can be turned into a private asset. That has significant implications for political and societal choices.
Until the two giants change, Twitter's political ad ban will have little effect on elections around the globe.
Google's Smart Compose feature is meant to help deal with the deluge of email, but does it increase the pressure to respond quicker?
The likes of Alexa and Siri shouldn't blindly aim to sound and behave like us - their voices need to reflect what they can actually do.
Regulators are beginning to tackle big tech companies' hidden use of consumer data
Quantum computers aren't about to take over, but this is an important milestone.
Tech companies use product launches to position themselves as the heroes of the digital revolution.
A leaked research paper shows that quantum computer researchers may have overtaken conventional ones for the first time
There's no First Amendment in the workplace, which leaves worker activists at the whim of their employers.
The Russians won’t be alone in spreading disinformation in 2020. Their most likely imitator will be Iran. Also, Instagram could get even more infected with intentional misinformation than it has been.
The emerging relationship between new technologies and Africa may be some of the most promising news for the continent but caution is important.