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The state is on the verge of passing a rule requiring 100 percent of its electricity to come from carbon-free sources.
A technique called Mendelian randomization could be the revolutionary tool drug companies have been waiting for.
Freelance cybersleuths can help companies find flaws in their code. But the bug hunters could fall afoul of anti-hacking laws.
The first Obama campaign kicked off a technological revolution in electioneering. Where is it going next?
21st-century digital evangelists had a lot in common with early Christians and Russian revolutionaries.
The AI advances that brought you Alexa are teaching propaganda how to talk.
Long before the internet, hate speech flourished in echo chambers of a different kind.
Maps of Twitter activity show how political polarization manifests online and why divides are so hard to bridge.
vTaiwan is a promising experiment in participatory governance. But politics is blocking it from getting greater traction.
Here’s how China rules using data, AI, and internet surveillance.
Science fiction: What happens when fake news is everywhere?
Inside the race to catch the worryingly real fakes that can be made using artificial intelligence.
These experts say they can divine political preferences you can’t express from signals you don’t know you’re producing.
Cyberattacks on the 2016 US election caused states to bolster the defenses of their voting systems. It hasn’t been enough, says the University of Michigan’s Alex Halderman.
Increased use of machine learning and cloud services could make the financial world more vulnerable.
To understand how digital technologies went from instruments for spreading democracy to weapons for attacking it, you have to look beyond the technologies themselves.
FiscalNote takes the intuition out of politics. Does it take the democracy out, too?
Machine learning and artificial intelligence can help guard against cyberattacks, but hackers can foil security algorithms by targeting the data they train on and the warning flags they look for.
The success shows that advances in artificial intelligence aren’t the sole domain of elite programmers.
It’s too dangerous to conduct elections over the internet, they say, and West Virginia’s new plan to put votes on a blockchain doesn’t fix that.