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Maybe losing the AI race to China isn’t such a bad idea

Self-driving cars: The 21st-century trolley problem

Getting a Covid-19 test at Walgreens isn’t as much of a privacy risk as it used to be

Elon Musk’s problematic plan for “full self-driving” Teslas

AI’s Islamophobia problem

The new digital driver’s licenses from Apple sound slightly creepy

Amazon’s favorite electric vehicle company is going public at a very tricky time

Apple would like to clear a few things up

The chip shortage is getting worse

Citizen, the controversial safety app, is ready to profit from its fear-based platform

Here’s how police can get your data — even if you aren’t suspected of a crime

Is it a HIPAA violation for your employer to require vaccines?

For hackers, space is the final frontier

This outed priest’s story is a warning for everyone about the need for data privacy laws

From Macy’s to Albertsons, facial recognition is already everywhere

Don’t assume your iPhone is safe from hackers

Worldcoin wants to give you cryptocurrency — in exchange for scanning your eyeballs

Peloton’s mandatory treadmill memberships show how you never fully own your connected devices

How your power company can remotely control your smart thermostat

People keep finding late loved ones on Google Maps

Biden says Putin “knows there are consequences” if cyberattacks continue

Lina Khan will be chair of the Federal Trade Commission

JBS Foods, the meat supplier hit by a ransomware attack, admits it paid $11 million in ransom

How a single cloud computing customer caused half the internet to go dark

Is United’s green supersonic jet too good to be true?

Good internet service is still a luxury in the US

Google says it’s committed to ethical AI research. Its ethical AI team isn’t so sure.

A disturbing, viral Twitter thread reveals how AI-powered insurance can go wrong

Google’s plan to make search more sentient

There’s a better way to protect yourself from hackers and identity thieves

Your most important vaccine passport questions, answered

Here’s the nuclear option to opt out of tracking on iOS

The future of AI is being shaped right now. How should policymakers respond?

Biden’s plan to fix America’s broken internet, briefly explained

Dark patterns, the tricks websites use to make you say yes, explained

Everything you need to know about vaccine passports

Clubhouse got a little less creepy thanks to a recent update

This Democrat has a federal privacy bill Republicans might actually like

You got a vaccine. Walgreens got your data.

Google is done with cookies, but that doesn’t mean it’s done tracking you

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