The FBI Wants Apple to Unlock iPhones Again

The FBI Wants Apple to Unlock iPhones Again

After anxious days awaiting Iran’s response to the US assassination of Qasem Soleimani, the country sent missiles flying at two Iraqi military that housed US troops—who knew about it well in advance, thanks to an early warning system that dates back to the Cold War. In a rare reversal from the norm, Donald Trump followed…

The Mandalorian Could Use a Watson

The Mandalorian Could Use a Watson

Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. The Mandalorian is cool, but he may needs some friends his own age. (So, like, not Baby Yoda.) Courtesy of DisneyThe new Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian follows the adventures of a ruthless bounty hunter named Din Djarin. It has a strong Western vibe, something science…

This Government-Subsidized Phone Comes With Malware

This Government-Subsidized Phone Comes With Malware

An Android phone subsidized by the US government for low-income users comes preinstalled with malware that can’t be removed without making the device cease to work, researchers reported on Thursday.ARS TECHNICAThis story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, reviews, and more. Ars is owned by WIRED’s parent…

The 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2020

The 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2020

The new year is finally here, and with it comes the promise of a lot of new games. If you want to know what you should be looking forward to in the coming months, here are WIRED’s picks for the most anticipated games of 2020. Note that we’re sticking with things we’re almost certain are…

CES 2020 in Photos: Living in a Material World

CES 2020 in Photos: Living in a Material World

The biggest, glitziest consumer products show in North America took place during the first week of January. Around 200,000 attendees—a mix of manufacturers, retailers, technology buyers, and regular tourists—flew in to Las Vegas to interact with robots, try a few virtual reality demos, or tuck into an Impossible Pork slider. Our photographer Amy Lombard walked…

Public Blast or Private Chat? Social Media Maps a Middle Way

Public Blast or Private Chat? Social Media Maps a Middle Way

This year, Mark Zuckerberg gave up his famous New Year’s resolutions—the ones that led him to learn Mandarin, travel the country like a presidential candidate, and slaughter a goat—in lieu of a prophecy for 2030. In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg outlined “some of the things that I think will be important in the next decade.”…

A Facebook Bug Exposed Anonymous Admins of Pages

A Facebook Bug Exposed Anonymous Admins of Pages

Facebook Pages give public figures, businesses, and other entities a presence on Facebook that isn’t tied to an individual profile. The accounts behind those pages are anonymous unless a Page owner opts to make the admins public. You can’t see, for example, the names of the people who post to Facebook on WIRED’s behalf. But…

Facebook Says Encrypting Messenger by Default Will Take Years

Facebook Says Encrypting Messenger by Default Will Take Years

In March of last year, Mark Zuckerberg made a dramatic pledge: Facebook would apply end-to-end encryption to user communications across all of its platforms by default. The move would grant strong new protections to well over a billion users. It’s also not happening anytime soon.What Zuckerberg didn’t spell out at the time is just how…