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A Q&A with filmmaker Laura Poitras on the release of her latest film, Citizenfour, which chronicles her involvement in the Snowden revelations.
Cable companies control the Internet pipes, so they will sit at the center of the new online video economy.
“Civilization: Beyond Earth” is an ambitious -- if occasionally over-compilcated -- evolution of the Civilization series.
Congress put regulatory wiggle room in its Telecommunications Act of 1996. That’s where an end to the ‘open Internet’ fight might be hiding.
Mark Zuckerberg may be an internationally renowned tech CEO. But his dip into Chinese has been preceded by everyone from diplomats to ordinary travelers.
Your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team.
A Dutch designer installs special paint so visibility improves without street lights.
Astronauts could one day have access to a virtual therapist offering soothing memories.
Gmail’s not going away. But with “Inbox,” Google promises to fix a lot of problems with the way e-mail works now.
Ashkan Soltani and Craig Timberg
An upgrade of its system is slowing rolling out.
In a word, it’s all about control.
THE SWITCH | You may be surprised how easy it is to buy (and return) things, but not on an app.
Colorado’s junior senator has championed the tech sector’s policy priority but he’s still trailing his opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner, in the fundraising race.
Chris Urmson, director of Self-Driving Cars at Google [x], describes the technology that enables cars to perceive traffic lights, pedestrians and other cars on the road.
The latest Pew survey reveals just how pervasive online harassment has become.
An executive from the app that helps you beat traffic opens up about its success and future.
Apple's increased location tracking in its newest operating system has alarmed many Mac users.
Your morning helping of handpicked stories from the Switch team.
A Boston start-up thinks it can improve commute times through targeted service.
Hackers try to collect user names, passwords and other private information as the company releases its newest round of iPhones in the world’s most populous country.
Ashkan Soltani, Julie Tate and Ellen Nakashima
NeedMyTranscript.com’s data includes names, addresses, dates of birth and last four digits of Social Security numbers.
Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law reinforcing the power of auto dealers at the expense of new challengers like Elon Musk.
Soltani is an independent privacy researcher who contributed to the Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize winning Snowden reporting.
Conservatives live in a social media echo chamber. But liberals are more likely to block people online.
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