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From the Magazine Security & Privacy

The Cookie That Ate The World

Early web engineers thought a browser "cookie" would be a simple and friendly way for sites to know you had returned. They miscalculated.   More

Business From the Magazine

Can Companies be ‘Good’?

Businesses are stepping into society's most contentious debates, raising the question: "What makes a good company good?" This has been one of the consistent themes throughout Techonomy 2018.   More

From the Magazine Society

One Human Rights Campaign’s Social Media Struggles

My Stealthy Freedom is an Iranian women’s rights campaign against compulsory hijab laws. It is a thorn in the side of the Islamic Republic and has been the victim of sustained cyberattacks, hoaxes, misinformation and abuse for the past four years. The campaign relies on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to reach its target audience and has faced different challenges with each social media outlet.   More

From the Magazine Partner Insights

Tech is Bridging the Gender Equality Gap

In recent years, companies have been increasingly focused on addressing the gender equity gap. It’s good business: executive-level, gender diverse companies are, on average, more profitable. But the fact remains that as employees move from early management to senior leadership, the share of women decreases.   More

From the Magazine Government

Can the Government Keep Up with the Pace of Tech?

Emerging technologies are set to upend everything; U.S. lawmakers aren’t ready, and those in Silicon Valley aren’t helping.   More

From the Magazine Techonomy Events

Is Yeast the Future of Manufacturing?

A sweetener, based on natural sucrose, but that has no calories whatsoever? It's coming, along with portfolio of consumer products produced in the lab through synthetic genomics.   More

From the Magazine Techonomy Events

Andela Brings African Tech Talent to the Rest of the World

Andela offers a window into a promising possible future for work: A distributed workforce that is more diverse and creates economic opportunity where there was little before.   More

From the Magazine Learning Society

Will Technology be the Death of Education?

Schools have lost control of technology. Parents, teachers and students are all equally confused about how to balance tech in the classroom and beyond. The author, a clinical psychologist and school consultant, raises a sobering warning.   More

From the Magazine Society

Facing Facebook’s Failure

Facebook is a broadcast platform for anyone, including those who would break the rules, fake the news, lie, and mislead the community. Societies around the world are reeling from the consequences. Politics and democracy are under duress. And thus far, Facebook does not have an effective way to fight back.   More

Community Insights From the Magazine Society

Five Ways for Facebook to Help its Next Billion Users

The emerging Asian, African, and Latin American markets, the "Digital South," will be the source of Facebook’s growth. But Facebook needs a proactive, context-aware strategy for tackling the mushrooming fake news problem in the region. The author has five suggestions.   More

Community Insights From the Magazine Techonomy Events

What’s the Purpose of Purpose?

A clear and compelling purpose can unlock your organization’s ability to sense and respond to emerging challenges and opportunities.   More

From the Magazine

Welcome to Precision Medicine (If You’re White)

Genomics helps tailor treatment for growing numbers of patients. But it works best for white people, who often already populate databases. How can it become valuable for everyone?   More

From the Magazine Society

If Society is Governed by Computer Code, How Will Coders Understand Ethics?

As technology extends further through tools like artificial intelligence, we need to ensure that the people writing the software — the computer scientists — are educated in ethics.   More

Business From the Magazine Government

Jeffrey Sachs is Upset

We don't take the U. N. Sustainable Development Goals seriously enough. Tech is indispensable for achieving them. Economist Jeffrey Sachs is unimpressed with business' commitment so far, especially the tech giants, he told Techonomy in this exclusive interview. From the latest Techonomy Magazine.   More

From the Magazine Global Tech International Affairs

By the Numbers: U.S. Tech Courts Europe’s Regulators

The rapid growth and aggressiveness of U.S. tech companies' lobbying in Europe is getting attention, but is it working? (From the latest Techonomy Magazine.)   More

From the Magazine Global Tech International Affairs

As the EU Targets Tech, Will the U.S. Follow?

Regulation, that dirty word, is creeping closer and closer to the tech industry and especially its giants. Europe, privacy-conscious and regulation-happy, is leading the way. (From the latest Techonomy Magazine.)   More

Business From the Magazine

A Tech Tsunami is (finally) Transforming Real Estate

The sheer scale of the American real estate industry helps explain why so many tech innovators want to overhaul the business. (From the latest Techonomy Magazine)   More

Business From the Magazine

Too Bad You’re Not a Tech Company

Every company is driven by technology, so why are only certain "tech companies" afforded special privilege? What happens when companies are defined by what they do, not by how they do it? From the latest Techonomy Magazine.   More

From the Magazine Global Tech

China Releases a Tech Dragon: the BAT

Isolated from American competition, Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent dominate China and have grown remarkably for a decade. Now they are legitimate rivals to the American tech giants. (From the latest Techonomy Magazine)   More

From the Magazine Sustainable Development Goals Techonomy Events

T+E NYC Preview: Environmentalism’s Fourth Wave

Technological breakthroughs will transform the way we solve environmental problems. In this piece, a preview of a session to be held at Techonomy NYC, a senior leader of the Environmental Defense Fund shows how technology can give NGOs capabilities once reserved for governments.   More