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Technology news and analysis from The Nation
March 29, 2018
How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation
The disinformation campaign—and massive radiation increase—behind the 5G rollout.
March 23, 2018
Fans Are the Target of Madison Square Garden’s New Facial-Recognition Technology
Facial recognition is a threat to privacy and the latest frontier in surveillance.
Andrew Tan-Delli Cicchi
February 12, 2018
The ‘Right-to-Try’ Unproven Pharmaceuticals Is a Right-Wing Scheme
Proposals to loosen the Food and Drug Administration’s oversight of experimental drugs sound compassionate—but there’s little evidence they’ll help patients.
November 28, 2017
The New Sewer Socialists Are Building an Equitable Internet
A blue-collar manufacturing town in southern Appalachia offers a roadmap for reclaiming the Internet’s utopian potential.
November 8, 2017
Democracy Needs a Reboot for the Age of Artificial Intelligence
A revolution in machine learning will transform society. We can’t let tech companies use it to usurp power.
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November 7, 2017
A Chicken-Nugget Theory of Capitalism
One breaded snack can tell us so much.
October 19, 2017
Letters From the November 6, 2017, Issue
Kneeling down, rising up… The wrong idol… False flag… Digital redistricting?… A worthy candidate… From the stacks…
October 11, 2017
The Future of Food
How do we build a just, sustainable food system?
John W. Boyd Jr.
September 11, 2017
The Pentagon’s Next Frontier for War Might be Space
And that should scare us.
August 29, 2017
We’re Failing Our Test Run for the Age of CRISPR
We’re on the cusp of being able to genetically shape our offspring, but without accurately informing would-be parents, genetic diversity will become a code for poverty.
David M. Perry