At SXSW, it’s not just the president’s executive orders that cause concerns. Companies are worried about their ability to recruit the world’s top talent if America sounds — and becomes — a less welcoming place.
Edward Snowden's biggest legacy may not come from changed laws or powers — it may just be the way that the debate over privacy has forced big companies like Apple and Google to safeguard its customers' information in more ways.
The true north strong and free (delivery)? Thanks to tight airspace restrictions in the US, Amazon has taken its research into super-speedy drone delivery across the border to a secret facility in Canada.
Many new smart TVs use voice recognition to perform simple tasks. In order to do that, though, the TVs have to listen to their environment — and send everything they hear to company servers. That means even your most private conversations, if held in front of the TV, aren't so private after all.
WeChat does it all for almost 400 million users, from texting to paying bills. Now China's government will force Chinese users to register using their real names, sparking fears that the order is an attempt to clamp down on speech and privacy.
Cuban hopes for high-speed Internet connections remain on hold, stalled by outdated infrastructure and authorities worried about losing their grip on power. But Cubans still find plenty of ways to work around their scant online connections.
We're getting better at figuring out whether something like this month's deluge in Louisiana was influenced by climate change. And that's important, says a climate scientist who's also an aid worker, to get a better handle on what might be ahead to try to avert more human disasters.