Apple was barred from offering customers encrypted iCloud storage because US intelligence agencies insisted on maintaining open access to users’ files, their primary means of evidence-gathering, sources claim.
Big Tech is poised to rake in tens of billions of dollars from a new healthcare recordkeeping standard that scorns privacy for convenience, creating massive opportunities for extortion and other abuses by criminals and government.
Gene-testing company 23andMe has licensed a drug it synthesized using customers’ DNA to Spain’s largest pharmaceutical company, raising thorny questions of privacy – and property. Whose genes are they, anyway?
As Bayer sinks further into a morass of lawsuits centered on its deadly Roundup herbicide, the company is getting a much-needed makeover from a Green Party apostate determined to position it as the antidote to climate change.
When human troops are replaced by robots on the battlefield, it won’t be because the Pentagon's had some revelation about the value of human life – it’ll be an effort to defuse anti-war protests by minimizing visible casualties.
The latest film adaptation of Little Women has been savaged for failing to check the required inclusivity boxes, but critics slamming the “too white” film for its egregious displays of “privilege” have missed the point of cinema.
A plague of “it’s OK to be white” stickers has struck Perth, Scotland, “sickening” local authorities. The slogan’s origins in an internet prank are known, yet it’s still taken seriously – nor is it the sole case of self-trolling.
Amazon’s AI voice assistant Alexa is now capable of bailing its owner out of uncomfortable discussions, a feature being sold as a holiday perk that actually shows technology has all but deprived us of the ability to communicate.