Shelley Crockett

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UW, Microsoft researchers break record for DNA data storage

University of Washington and Microsoft researchers have broken what they believe is the world record for the amount of digital data successfully …

Genetics

Putting a computer in your brain is no longer science fiction

VENICE BEACH, Calif. — Like many in Silicon Valley, technology entrepreneur Bryan Johnson sees a future in which intelligent machines can do things like drive cars on their own and anticipate our needs before we ask.<p>What’s uncommon is how Johnson wants to respond: find a way to supercharge the …

Singularity

Google’s Broken Privacy Promise

0<p>SHARES<p><i>Google is the latest technology company to drop the longstanding wall between anonymous online advertising tracking and user’s names.</i><p><b>By Julia</b> …

Tech billionaires convinced we live in the Matrix are secretly funding scientists to help break us out of it

Some of the world’s richest and most powerful people are convinced that we are living in a computer simulation. And now they’re trying to do …

Report: Yahoo scanned users’ email for U.S. intelligence agencies

Yahoo’s trust with users is damaged today by a Reuters report that claims the company developed a custom program to search all users’ incoming email for specific queries given by U.S. intelligence officials.<p>“We’ve worked hard over the years to earn our users’ trust and we fight hard to preserve …

Surveillance

Feds Claim They Can Enter a House and Demand Fingerprints to Unlock Everyone's Phones

Under the Fourth Amendment, Americans are protected from unreasonable searches and seizures, but according to one group of federal prosecutors, just …