The Power, and Limits, of Artificial Intelligence

So, you’ve heard about this thing called artificial intelligence. It’s changing the world, you’ve been told. It’s going to drive your car, grow your...

Facebook’s Libra Reveals Silicon Valley’s Naked Ambition

As David Mamet once wrote, “Everybody needs money. That’s why they call it money!” And when you have more money than anyone could ever...

Facebook’s Libra Is Already Hitting Turbulence

Long before Facebook formally announced its new cryptocurrency, Libra, lawmakers were uneasy about the company’s ambitions to reach into the financial lives of its...

Google’s Troubles Encroach on Alphabet’s Shareholder Meeting

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, faced an onslaught of 14 independent shareholder proposals during its annual meeting on Wednesday, most criticizing the concentration of power...

How Facial Recognition Is Fighting Child Sex Trafficking

One evening in April, a California law enforcement officer was browsing Facebook when she saw a post from the National Center for Missing and...

The Ambitious Plan Behind Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, Libra

Near the end of 2017, on a Dominican Republic beach with his family, Facebook executive David Marcus wrestled with a question he’d been pondering...

Inside Backpage.com’s Vicious Battle With the Feds

In Michael Lacey’s younger and more vulnerable years, his father gave him this advice: “Whenever someone pokes a finger in your chest, you grab...

Huawei Says US Sanctions Will Reduce Revenue by $30 Billion

Huawei may be feeling the sting of US efforts to rein in the Chinese telecom giant.In April, Huawei reported a 39 percent increase in...

Pete Buttigieg Enlists a Silicon Valley Vet to Bring in the...

Presidential campaigns get compared to a lot of things: a marathon, a film. Or a battleship. An iceberg. An "MRI of the soul."More recently,...

Are Rare Earths the Next Pawn in the US-China Trade War?

Since the Trump administration blocked sales by US companies to Chinese telecom giant Huawei last month, the world has waited for Beijing to retaliate.Previously,...
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