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Simple make-up tips can help you avoid face recognition software

By Chris Stokel-Walker A symbolic representation of the power of facial recognition tools Jochen Tack / Alamy Facial recognition algorithms can be foiled by a dab of strategically applied make-up…

Social Security Numbers Aren’t Secure: What Should We Use Instead?

Telecommunications company T-Mobile confirmed last month that hackers gained access to 54 million users’ personal data, including names, addresses, dates of birth and—perhaps worst of all—social security numbers. The latter…

Facebook Comments Can Get Media Firms Sued in Australia

Dylan Voller was already a polarizing figure in Australia when the disturbing, violent and demonstrably false accusations against him began to appear on Facebook. Mr. Voller had become famous overnight…

Foundation review: Isaac Asimov TV adaptation is imaginative reworking

By Clare Wilson Gaal Dornick (Lou Llobell) in Foundation Apple TV WHAT would happen if we could predict the future? Not by using some kind of magic or clairvoyance, but…

E.U. Seeks Common Charger for All Phones, Hurting Apple

The European Union unveiled plans on Thursday to make USB-C connectors the standard charging port for all smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices sold across the bloc, an initiative that…

These Apps Deliver Food and Misery

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. Here is a collection of past columns. Many of the delivery businesses that have sprung up in the last few years…

Maryana Iskander, Wikipedia’s Next Leader, on Preventing Misinformation

Two decades ago, Wikipedia arrived on the scene as a quirky online project that aimed to crowdsource and document all of human knowledge and history in real time. Skeptics worried…

Apple bans Fortnite from App Store during Epic Games legal battle

In correspondence shared by Mr Sweeney, Apple said Epic had “committed an intentional breach of contract, and breach of trust, by concealing code from Apple” and it would not reinstate…

Alok Sharma: COP26 is for ordinary people, not just climate warriors

By Adam Vaughan COP26 president Alok Sharma during a meeting in New Delhi, India, on 18 August PRAKASH SINGH/AFP via Getty Images The man charged with leading a successful climate…

What Will It Take for Electric Vehicles to Create Jobs, Not Cut Them?

When President Biden announced his multitrillion-dollar jobs plan in March, it included nearly $175 billion in spending to encourage Americans to buy electric vehicles. The money would help ensure “that…