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Gig Workers Are Losing Their Hard-Won Rights

Not all of Just Eat’s orange-clad couriers were switched to salaried contracts, and the company did continue to use self-employed gig workers hired...

Drone Contraband Deliveries Are Rampant at US Prisons

It’s not children who are committing these heists, of course. It’s people running jobs on the inside and the outside. Internet-connected cell phones...

Don’t Call the New Federal Gun Law a Gun Law

“Yeah, I think that was,” Republican senator Thom Tillis says of Cornyn’s unscientific news clipping.JFK’s LegacyFor Tillis, what truly unified the disparate group...

Interstate Travel Post-Roe Isn’t as Secure as You May Think

Now that Congress has failed to pass a bill that would guarantee a right to travel across state lines to obtain an abortion,...

The 2022 US Midterm Elections’ Top Security Issue: Death Threats

In the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections in the United States, law enforcement, intelligence, and election officials were on high alert for...

Abortion Pill Demand Is Driving an Underground Network

The panic started as soon as Jayda took the test in early July. It came back positive, and a quick calculation suggested she...

Have Pollsters Cleaned Up Their Act in Time for the Midterms?

The other important thing I’ll say is, if the Comey quote is true, then actually he needed to listen to good election forecasts...

How Might Your Data Be Used to Pin Charges on You?

This week’s big news in tech: Uber behaved badly. A massive document dump reveals that it knowingly broke laws to roll out its...

China Is Racing to Electrify Its Future

“China has gone from having virtually no electric vehicles to having almost half of the world’s stock of passenger electric vehicles, and far...

The World Has Too Much Stuff

After the famine, the flood. The past two years have been blighted by supply shortages—with just-in-time retailers struggling to ship their goods, electronics...

Is It Possible to Beat a Virus That Moves Faster Than Science?

Thank you to everyone who wrote in last month to confirm that, indeed, only journalists care what happens to Twitter. As Elon Musk’s...

Who Owns 4chan?

By 2016, Nishimura announced that the costs of running 4chan were simply too high and suggested the site’s closure was imminent. In 2018,...

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