Wired

Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics. Owned by Condé Nast, it is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and has been in publication since March/April 1993
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Everyone Wants Facebook’s Libra to Be Regulated. But How?

By Wired | July 18, 2019

Everyone from President Trump to Representative Maxine Waters (D-California) says Libra, Facebook’s planned cryptocurrency, should be heavily regulated. But nobody seems to know how—including Facebook. That much was clear in the often muddled questions of legislators who hauled in Facebook

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‘Mirror Worlds’ Creator Wants to Displace Facebook—With Blockchain

By Wired | July 6, 2019

David Gelernter’s giant macaw, Ike, has taken a tumble. One moment he was there, offering agreeable squawks as Gelernter spoke, and then, in a flash of lightning, he wasn’t. Ike is fine, the 64-year-old Yale computer scientist assures me, simply

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Wired: The Biggest Cybersecurity Crises of 2019 So Far

By Wired | July 5, 2019

Biggest Cybersecurity Crises of 2019 Six months of 2019 are on the books already, and certainly there have been six months’ worth of data breaches, supply chain manipulations, state-backed hacking campaigns, and harbingers of cyberwar to show for it. But

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Senators Want Facebook to Put a Price on Your Data. Is That Possible?

By Wired | June 26, 2019

IN THESE DAYS of anti-tech ire, it’s a popular cocktail hour topic: How much is Facebook making off my data? Last year, I spent a month trying to find out, hawking my personal data on blockchain-based marketplaces. I came away with $0.003.

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It’s Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser

By Wired | June 16, 2019

THERE’S A NEW battleground in the browser wars: user privacy. Firefox just made its Enhanced Tracking Protectiona default feature, Apple continues to pile privacy-focused features into its Safari browser, and people are more aware than ever before of the sort of information they can

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Bitcoin’s Climate Impact Is Global. The Cures Are Local

By Wired | June 12, 2019

THE OPERATORS OF the only bitcoin mine in Missoula County, Montana, thought they were doing everything right. They set up shop in an abandoned mill on the edge of town, made a plan to recycle the computers when they conked out,