They say they have so much correspondence with the industry, and are apparently so incompetent at searching their own records, that they can't fulfil the request without being unduly burdened, and thus they are not required to comply with the Freedom of Information request.
Inspired by the real-life breakthroughs covered in the pages of MIT Technology Review, renowned writers William Gibson, Pat Cadigan, Cory Doctorow, and Christopher Brown join the hottest emerging authors from around the world to envision the future of the Internet, biotechnology, computing, and more.
Facebook’s latest update to its ranking algorithm is supposedly designed to combat 'clickbait' headlines in the content shared on the network — but all it does is reinforce how little we know about how Facebook decides what we see and don’t see.
Twitch undoubtedly boasts very firm underpinnings. Since it was spun off from its general-purpose video counterpart Justin.tv, this 'YouTube of streaming gameplay' has become little short of a phenomenon.
For some people, portable connected devices have liberated them from the constraints of the nine-to-five. For many others though, smartphones have become tyrants in our pockets, never allowing us to switch off, relax and recharge our batteries.
Glenn Greenwald: There’s plainly nothing illegal about Twitter, Facebook and the like suppressing whatever ideas they choose to censor. But as a prudential matter, the private/public dichotomy is not as clean when it comes to tech giants that now control previously unthinkable amounts of global communications.
Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. But Michael Harris, riffing on the observations of Melvin Kranzberg, argues that 'technology is neither good nor evil. The most we can say about it is this: It has come'.
Think that fancy 3D printer of yours is a technological marvel? Well, it's got nothing on these tiny coin-sized robots. Computer scientists at Harvard have built an army of 1,024 bots that collaborate to create various shapes, much in the way ants link to form bridges or birds fly in formation.
The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a 'Google-like' search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations, and Internet chats, according to classified documents obtained by The Intercept.
Have you ever visited an art exhibit and thought, 'I could do better than that'? Soon enough, visitors to Seattle's Frye Art Museum will get to see whether or not the inkling is right thanks to #SocialMuseum — an exhibition built entirely through selections made via social media.
In a blog post Monday, the company announced a change to the algorithms that govern what you see in your Facebook news feed. The change is aimed at filtering out 'click-baiting headlines' — that is, headlines that entice people to click on them, but lead to stories that fail to satisfy.
How many Web browsers are you familiar with? Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera have the vast majority of users, but hundreds of other browsers exist. Are they any good? Here’s a closer look.
The Department of Homeland Security said on Friday that more than 1,000 businesses had been infected with the cash register malware used in the Target data breach and others, leading to the theft of data from millions of customers’ payment cards.
Cody Littley’s new hard drive can only hold a single kilobyte of data — about one millionth of what you can cram onto those finger-nail-sized microSD cards — and it can’t exactly slide into the back of your smartphone. But it’s still an impressive creation.