How Cryptography Lets Down Marginalized Communities

How Cryptography Lets Down Marginalized Communities

One of the perennial highlights of the International Association for Cryptologic Research’s Crypto conference is the “invited talk.” For an hour each year, a prominent scholar shares a big idea or new perspective on the protocols, algorithms, and math problems that underlie cutting-edge encryption. It’s usually a deeply technical bacchanal, but this year was not.…

Mysteries Are The Heart Of Control

Mysteries Are The Heart Of Control

Control originally presented itself to me as a mystery. It was a new game from Remedy, the favorite development house for those of us unnaturally attached to Alan Wake and Max Payne, and it took place in some kind of shadowy government facility. I remained gracefully unspoiled and uninformed until I launched the game, and…

Covid Is Accelerating a Global Censorship Crisis

Covid Is Accelerating a Global Censorship Crisis

More than 180,000 people in the United States have now died from the coronavirus, a horrifying loss of human life that stands in profound contrast to the pandemic’s duration and severity in the rest of the world. Covid-19 “brought the world’s most powerful country to its knees,” with everything from the Trump administration’s destructive response…

Porn Sites Still Won’t Take Down Nonconsensual Deepfakes

Porn Sites Still Won’t Take Down Nonconsensual Deepfakes

Hundreds of explicit deepfake videos featuring female celebrities, actresses, and musicians are being uploaded to the world’s biggest pornography websites every month, new analysis shows. The nonconsensual videos rack up millions of views, and porn companies are still failing to remove them from their websites.WIRED UKThis story originally appeared on WIRED UK.Up to 1,000 deepfake…

6 Kids School Supplies for Online Distance Learning

6 Kids School Supplies for Online Distance Learning

Back to school is a little different this year. Depending on where you live, you might be doing distance learning, part-time distance learning, or perhaps even trying your hand at homeschooling. To help, we’ve pulled together some school supplies for distance learning at home, and a few suggestions if they’re headed into a classroom. For…