T-Mobile Swallows Sprint, Leaving 3 US Cellphone Giants

T-Mobile Swallows Sprint, Leaving 3 US Cellphone Giants

T-Mobile completed its acquisition of Sprint Wednesday, officially reducing the number of major mobile carriers in the US from four to three.With the deal closed, T-Mobile’s outspoken CEO John Legere stepped down, as planned, and was replaced by company president Mike Sievert.To win approval of the deal, T-Mobile promised regulators not to raise prices and…

The Zoom Privacy Backlash Is Only Getting Started

The Zoom Privacy Backlash Is Only Getting Started

The popular video conferencing application Zoom has been having a Moment during the Covid-19 pandemic. But it’s not all positive. As many people’s professional and social lives move completely online, Zoom use has exploded. But with this boom has come added scrutiny from security and privacy researchers—and they keep finding more problems, including two fresh…

The Quieter Side of Preparing for Disaster

The Quieter Side of Preparing for Disaster

Dutch photographer Lise Straatsma remembers the exact day that sparked her headlong dive into the world of prepping. It was November 13, 2015, when terrorists launched a string of coordinated attacks throughout Paris that killed 129 people. Straatsma was visiting the city for a photography festival and happened to be in a bar near one…

Now Might Be the Time People Need ASMR Most

Now Might Be the Time People Need ASMR Most

Everything is anxiety-inducing and you’re on your own. You’re alone in an apartment as sirens blare outside in a quiet city, and you don’t know if it’s the police responding to a crime scene or an ambulance transporting another patient who may have Covid-19. You’re alone in the countryside and you’re eating your fifth meal…

The Dangers of Moving All of Democracy Online

The Dangers of Moving All of Democracy Online

Governments around the world are struggling to deal with the public health and economic challenges of coronavirus. While many have pointed to how authoritarian regimes exacerbated the pandemic, we’ve so far paid dangerously little attention to coronavirus’s challenge to democracy. In a democracy, citizens need to be able to vote, politicians to deliberate, and people…