Last week was a great time to be a bot. Everybody was talking about you, especially Microsoft. But what exactly is a bot and what does it mean for digital technology?
From a panel titled Gender and the Internet, held at the Internet Governance Forum in Brazil in November 2015, five speakers describe harmful and helpful uses of the Internet.
The time is ripe, it seems to me, for assessing the deep change brought by the Internet era. It's ripe because, now, there's a generation grown up entirely within that era.
"Ubiquitous computing" imagines a world in which computers are not front and centre in our lives, but become, like motors, the invisible engines of modern life.
We now have the capacity to deliver photo essays to mobile devices that have a resolution that rivals the finest publications. But they depend on one thing for their success -- powerful images.
A growing concern in the privacy world, the surveillance device nicknamed a "Stingray" is an invasive technology that threatens to undermine the privacy of anyone with a cell phone.
The Apple vs. the FBI saga has been dizzying and challenging, but it comes down to this question: should citizens be able to know something that the government cannot get access to?
The year was 1888 and the Kodak Camera was born. Now 128 years later, it is instructive to consider that photographic device, and its progeny.
When Netflix announced recently that the company would be cracking down on users who employ privacy tools while using the service, you could practically hear the groans reverberate across the globe.
A lot of thinking about disruption in general, and the disruption of the newsroom in particular, is facile and just plain wrongheaded.