Annalee Newitz, New Scientist

Annalee Newitz

New Scientist

California, United States

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Recent:
  • New Scientist
Past:
  • The New York Times
  • Slate
  • Ars Technica
  • Ars Technica UK
  • Gizmodo
  • National Post
  • The New Yorker

Recent articles by Annalee:

Election cyberattacks? It’s incompetence we need to worry about

Concerns about adversaries hacking democracy abound, but it’s sheer incompetence we should really be worried about, writes Annalee Newitz → Read More

Uploading your brain will leave you exposed to software glitches

Think a digital version of your mind will allow you to live forever? It might, but it will also open you up to software manipulation and server problems, says Annalee Newitz → Read More

What Arguments About ‘Star Wars’ Say About Democracy

A movie series’ fans are as polarized as everyone else. → Read More

Opinion | A Better Social Media World Is Waiting for Us

My quest to imagine a different world. → Read More

Deepfakes are terrible for democracy, but Facebook is a bigger threat

Doctored videos are a menace, but we have more to fear from unscrupulous politicians taking advantage of Facebook's targeted ads, writes Annalee Newitz → Read More

Technology’s future isn’t gleaming, it’s dirty and biological

We’ve always thought of tech as conquering nature, but the climate crisis is changing everything – not least what future advances will look like, argues Annalee Newitz → Read More

Yes, We’re in the Wrong Timeline

There’s nothing like witnessing radical, unexpected social changes to make you realize that the timeline is constantly being rewritten. → Read More

Laws are needed when technological change ends up squeezing workers

California’s Assembly Bill 5 will let gig workers have benefits, unions and legal protection. It was needed to prevent a return to Dickensian working conditions, argues Annalee Newitz → Read More

YouTube has become such a garbage fire it is time to dump it for good

To make the internet a better place we could start by switching off the world’s biggest video sharing site amid claims its algorithms magnify fringe views, says Annalee Newitz → Read More

YouTube has become such a garbage fire it is time to dump it for good

To make the internet a better place we could start by switching off the world’s biggest video sharing site amid claims its algorithms magnify fringe views, says Annalee Newitz → Read More

Internet gifs aren't just for the lols: Giphy wants to make money too

Money-spinning change is on the way to your emojis, gifs and TikToks, as companies like Giphy make plans to monetize animations and wacky videos set to music → Read More

Forget rampant killer robots: AI’s real danger is far more insidious

AI isn’t going to crush us underfoot, but it does harbour a threat that makes Terminator look innocent: entrenching human biases and turning them against us → Read More

How hacked rental e-scooters could be the future of street crime

This changes everything | As we travel in autonomous cars or on electronic scooters, a trick involving a bit of malicious code may put our computer networks at risk → Read More

Why the Cool Kids Are Playing Dungeons & Dragons

Fighting the dragon queen Tiamat is a much more satisfying way to spend time with my friends than social media ever was. → Read More

The rise of tech-worker activism

Video: Leigh Honeywell created Never Again pledge and a company devoted to tech-worker safety. → Read More

Bay Area: Join us 2/13 to discuss a new hope for tech activism

Leigh Honeywell will talk about tech workers challenging companies to be more ethical. → Read More

Bay Area: Join us 1/9 to talk about personal data security in 2019

Researcher Ashkan Soltani will discuss what happens when companies sell your data. → Read More

In a New Short Story, a Robot Tasked With Stopping Epidemics Gets Its Social Programming Put to the Test

Not all humans behave the same way. But they all get sick. → Read More

Election security in the age of bots, operatives, and digital attacks

Former Facebook CSO Alex Stamos tells us what he learned in 2016, and what comes next. → Read More

Bay Area: Join us on 10/10 to talk about the future of election security

Former Facebook CSO Alex Stamos will explore dangers (and a few hopes) for democracy. → Read More