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The US and EU are Teaming Up to Contain Big Tech

Are there areas where you think there can be more collaboration among regulators?We work very closely with our US counterparts, both the DOJ...

California Voted for Cheaper Uber Rides. It May Have Hurt Drivers

In 2020, California voters approved Proposition 22, a law that app-based companies including Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash said would improve worker conditions while...

It’s Time for Cities to Ditch Delivery Trucks—for Cargo Bikes

And when you factor in a van’s price, the cost of fuel, insurance, and depreciation, plus parking fines and congestion charges, the cost-effectiveness...

The Joy and Dread of AI Image Generators Without Limits

Image generators like Stable Diffusion can create what look like real photographs or hand-crafted illustrations depicting just about anything a person can imagine....

Telegram Has a Serious Doxing Problem

Burmese influencer Han Nyein Oo rose to prominence in 2020, posting memes and gossip about Burmese celebrities on Facebook to an audience that...

What Happens to Everything With Queen Elizabeth II’s Image?

The situation is somewhat different with postboxes. There are 115,000 of them around the UK and most carry the queen’s cipher, though there...

YouTube’s ‘Dislike’ Button Doesn’t Do What You Think

YouTube says its systems are working as they’re meant to. “Mozilla’s report doesn’t take into account how our systems actually work, and therefore...

Electric Vehicles Could Rescue the US Power Grid

But utilities will likely play the biggest role in ushering in a new era of electricity grids, says Max Baumhefner, a senior attorney...

Neal Stephenson Named the Metaverse. Now, He’s Building It

Hi, everybody. Elizabeth is mourned, Ukraine is battling back, and new Covid vaccines are here. But this week will be remembered for the...

Banning Gas Cars Is Good, but It’ll Take More to Save the Planet

When a California pollution regulator voted last month to approve a rule banning new gas-powered car sales in the state by 2035, its...

A US Rail Strike Was Averted—but the Crisis Is Far From Over

In the early hours of Thursday morning, major US freight railroad companies reached a tentative agreement with unions, narrowly averting a nationwide rail...

Satellite Data Shows How Russia Has Destroyed Ukrainian Grain

Almost 10 million metric tons of Ukrainian grain has been affected by the Russian invasion, according to a new analysis of satellite imagery....

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