It's good that Facebook is addressing its many privacy woes, but reacting rather than planning leaves some fixes feeling half-baked.
The Facebook CEO's constant apologies aren't a promise to do better. They're a symptom of a profound crisis of accountability.
Laptops are getting mobile processors and behaving more like phones. How will that change the way we use them?
The social network will now require ads about political issues, not just elections, to be verified. It will also begin vetting Pages with large numbers of followers.
An atmospheric river means this weekend is going to be as wet as an entire typical April.
After years of media reports and complaints, Instagram recently moved to restrict hashtags related to opioids and deleted some accounts.
DHS this week confirmed that Washington, DC is littered with fake cell tower surveillance devices, but nothing will likely be done to fix it.
A Tesla wreck, an EPA rollback, and a city simulator
Surfing the web on your phone is about to get a whole lot better.
Insuring against hacks and breaches can be a lucrative business—but also presents unique challenges.
An algorithm tailored to individual brain activity shows it can boost memory with electrical zaps.
Kersti Kaljulaid, Estonia’s youngest and first female president, lays out her plans for moving the country from a traditional state to a digital society.
A Google team created an app that asks users in India and elsewhere to identify household objects and public places, to boost the accuracy of its image-recognition services.
In which a physics professor severely overthinks his daughter's science homework.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has finally agreed to appear before Congress—which means he might finally get at the real issue behind Facebook's woes.
Need a cram session before the next Marvel movie? This one won't break the bank.
Finally, construction is finishing on the delayed barrier to protect the city from high tides. But how well will MOSE actually work?
WIRED columnist Susan Crawford on why the AT&T-Time Warner merger is bad for competition, bad for content, and bad for consumers.
Kai-Fu Lee, head of the investment firm Sinovation Ventures, is training Chinese professors to teach artificial-intelligence techniques.
Cambridge researchers point to an 1816 precedent that could fundamentally change how "dirty" Bitcoins are tracked.