The All-Seeing Eyes of New York’s 15,000 Surveillance Cameras

A new video from human rights organization Amnesty International maps the locations of more than 15,000 cameras used by the New York Police Department, both for routine surveillance and in…

NASA is ending its 30-year Venus drought with two new missions

It’s honestly a bit hard to understand why NASA has not been more bullish about going to back to Venus in such a long time. It’s true that Venus has…

As cybersecurity evolves, so should your board

But how many directors get lost in the technicalities of technology? The challenge for a chief information security officer (CISO) is talking to the board of directors in a way…

Lyft’s New Bike-Share Ebike: Test Ride, Specs, Details

The Lyft ebike’s display between the handlebars will show basic ride data (like speed and battery level) and has a speaker to announce instructions for unlocking and parking. But the…

Help! Must We With the Virtual Meeting Small Talk?

Dear OOO, How much small talk is the right amount in video meetings? My company seems pretty equally divided between people who open by asking everyone about their weekend or…

How Apps and VR Therapy Can Help OCD Patients

With OCD, as with phobias, there is often a ritual or safety behavior involved that the patient thinks is helping them cope with their fear and make them feel safer,…

Seven EU countries just got a digital vaccine passport

Why it matters: As an early mover, the EU could help to lead the way for post-pandemic global travel. The bloc is in talks with the US about how to check…

More Content Moderation Is Not Always Better 

As companies develop ever more types of technology to find and remove content in different ways, there becomes an expectation they should use it. Can moderate implies ought to moderate.…

The UK Has a Plan for a New ‘Pandemic Radar’ System

Rivers’ and George’s proposal was read by the right people. Five days after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, the new administration committed to creating a National Center for Epidemic Forecasting and…

Welcome to Planet Egirl | WIRED

The most well-known egirls are a distributed vision, an internet melt, collectively funded, in part, by fans’ thirst. They’re queens of the parasocial microcelebrity thing, charging $25 to $35 a…