A Critical Internet Safeguard Is Running Out of Time

A Critical Internet Safeguard Is Running Out of Time

Keeping the internet safe may sometimes feel like a game of Whac-A-Mole, reacting to attacks as they arise, then moving on to the next. In reality, though, it’s an ongoing process that involves not just identifying threats but grabbing and retaining control of the infrastructure behind them. For years a small nonprofit called Shadowserver has…

Uncanny Portraits of Perfectly Symmetrical Pets

Uncanny Portraits of Perfectly Symmetrical Pets

Dag Knudsen spends a lot of time photographing symmetrical faces. Usually they belong to beautiful people in fashion magazines. But increasingly, his models are llamas. Lizards. Even snails. It’s a veritable Symmetrizoo—as close to “blue steel” as the animal kingdom gets.It all started in 2017, when Knudsen cast a sphinx cat as a co-model in…

AI is An Ideology, Not A Technology

AI is An Ideology, Not A Technology

A leading anxiety in both the technology and foreign policy worlds today is China’s purported edge in the artificial intelligence race. The usual narrative goes like this: Without the constraints on data collection that liberal democracies impose and with the capacity to centrally direct greater resource allocation, the Chinese will outstrip the West. AI is…