People change their behavior when they live their lives under surveillance. They are less likely to speak freely and act individually. They self-censor. They become conformist.
"As long as the structure of the group is informal, the rules of how decisions are made are known only to a few and awareness of power is limited to those who know the rules."
While that toxicity will lay up any mammal dumb enough to chew on the resin spurge, resiniferatoxin has also emerged as a promising painkiller.
Computer-vision technology can determine the make and model of the car and "read" the license plate — turning public streets into massive databases of almost every car on the road.
The technical term for this is "reduced engagement of open-minded and analytical thinking."
Angry about climate change, activists shut down an oil pipeline in Minnesota — and then tried to convince a jury that their illegal actions were necessary.
A WIRED review of Sanders' video reveals that it originated with conservative media sites and was presented in a way that makes the incident seem more dramatic than it was. Images from the video may not have been altered, but the effect is potentially misleading to viewers.
Centuries-old ideas about force and motion have an intuitive appeal that is enduring but oh-so-incorrect, as these simple experiments show.
Making a robot that perceives its surroundings — not just spotting that lumpy mass but understanding it's a child someone has put actual time and effort into — is the main challenge of this young industry.
It's not just about giving people a comfortable high, but about developing cannabis into drugs that could treat a massive range of ills.
After one of its users carried out a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue last month, Gab was knocked offline for nearly a week. Now, it's back.
Nicholas Thompson had been running marathons for years. At 42, his age was starting to slow him down. But with some science, tech and new dedication, he fought back against Time.
In this seemingly unshakeable cycle of improvements and gaffes, it's nearly impossible to make a full accounting of Google's user privacy impacts and protections.
The vulnerabilities of GPS and the weather requirements of celestial navigation have led scientists to come up with a more foolproof way to sail the high seas.
Sea level rise is coming for Los Angeles County and its 74 miles of coast.
The driverless cars cometh. Waymo just became the first company allowed to test fully self-driving cars—the kind with no carbon-based beings behind the wheel—in the state of California.
Hot billionaire-on-billionaire action, with city government caught in the middle, and thousands of unhoused people in the middle of the middle.
The author's father is one of thousands who believe the government is subjecting them to mind control. As a daughter and a journalist, she felt a duty to investigate his claims. Were the "targeted individuals" America's prophets all along?
Surely, I thought, these machines would have strict guidelines for lifecycle control like other sensitive equipment, like medical devices. I was wrong.
Our destiny as a society is being charted by people who never use public transportation. Or fly commercial.