Annalee Newitz, New Scientist

Annalee Newitz

New Scientist

California, United States

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

Recent articles by Annalee:

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

How to write science fiction with AI

Author Robin Sloan tells us how machine learning crept into his novels. → Read More

Bay Area: Join us 8/8 to discuss writing a novel with machine learning

Author Robin Sloan will tell us about the art of engineering and fiction. → Read More

Bay Area: Join us 6/13 to discuss the past, present, and future of tech law

Ars editors Cyrus Farivar and Annalee Newitz will talk about their new books. → Read More

The ants who invade, the ants who kidnap, and the humans who study them

Video: Scientist Neil Tsutsui told Ars Live about the strange world of ant behavior. → Read More

Bay Area: Join us 5/9 to talk about getting those ants out of your house

Entomologist Neil Tsutsui will tell us about ant communication and bee genetics. → Read More

This isn’t the first time a tech boom has interfered with democracy

Video: Ars Live in conversation with economist Brad DeLong, an expert in tech revolutions. → Read More

Bay Area: Join us 4/11 to discuss the tech boom and the fate of democracy

Economist Brad DeLong will discuss the history and context of the tech revolution. → Read More

Tomorrow’s best video games may be private, offline experiences

Video: Ars Live in conversation with award-winning game designer Tracy Fullerton. → Read More