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Why UX Designers Should Consider the Role of Sound Design

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Imagine you’ve finished shopping. Then, just as you’re getting ready to leave, the chip reader shrieks at you to remove your credit card. No matter how pleasant the shopping experience was or how nice the checkout person, the last thing you’ll hear before exiting the store is that grating noise—a sound that, statically speaking, affects […]

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To Curb Terrorist Propaganda Online, Look to YouTube. No, Really.

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Before most people even knew that terrorist outreach was happening online, YouTube was a top recruitment venue for jihadi terrorist groups. The platform, which consistently ranks among the most trafficked websites in the world, has served as a library for radical clerics’ speeches and calls for fundraising. Meanwhile, the corresponding comments sections provided recruiters narrow […]

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How the Kavanaugh Information War Mirrors Real Warzones

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As the controversy surrounding the Supreme Court confirmation for Judge Brett Kavanaugh escalates, the online conversation around it has started to feel less like a debate and more like a war. That’s because it is one. It’s been more than three decades since the alleged sexual assaults. But in making their case, defenders of both […]

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John Deere Just Cost Farmers Their Right to Repair

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The fight for our right to repair the stuff we own has suffered a huge setback. As anyone who repairs electronics knows, keeping a device in working order often means fixing both its hardware and software. But a big California farmers’ lobbying group just blithely signed away farmers’ right to access or modify the source […]

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Why Big Tech and the Government Need to Work Together

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The arc of innovation has reached an inflection point: technological change now threatens to overwhelm us. Discovery is unstoppable, but it must be shaped for good. We ourselves—not just market forces—must manage it. WIRED OPINION ABOUT Ash Carter, former US Secretary of Defense, is the Director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs […]

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Police Departments Need to Stop Posting Mugshots on Twitter

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A week ago, the Berkeley, California, police department tweeted out the mugshots, names, and ages of people arrested during the No to Marxism rally in Berkeley. Based on the social media profiles of those arrested, it appears that most were there to counter-protest the far-right organizers, Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys. These groups are […]

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Electronic Monitoring Isn’t a More Humane Form of Prison. Here’s Why.

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Ankle monitors are trending these days: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and former Donald Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort are under the electronic tether, and last month, in the wake of outrage over immigration officials separating families at the border, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement began monitoring migrant parents electronically rather than keeping them incarcerated in […]

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Fake Video Will Complicate Viral Justice

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It used to be that cameras never lie. We tend to privilege visual content, trust what we see, and rely on police cams, mobile recording tools and similar devices to tell us about what is really happening on the streets, in local businesses, and more. WIRED OPINION ABOUT Catherine Brooks (@catfbrooks) is an Associate Professor […]