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Google Is Helping Design an Open Source, Ultra-Secure Chip

Google Is Helping Design an Open Source, Ultra-Secure Chip

With hackers deploying sophisticated attacks against operating systems, processors, and even firmware, manufacturers have increasingly turned to a tamper-resistant processor—or part of one—often...
To Go Green, the Energy Industry Goes Open Source

To Go Green, the Energy Industry Goes Open Source

The European Union aims to reduce carbon emissions by at least 80 percent by 2050. Former California Governor Jerry Brown signed an executive...
An Open Source License That Requires Users to Do No Harm

An Open Source License That Requires Users to Do No Harm

China uses facial recognition technology to track Uyghur Muslims. The US military uses drones to kill suspected terrorists—any nearby civilians. US Immigration and...
Want Free Coding Lessons? Twitch Makes It Happen in Real Time

Want Free Coding Lessons? Twitch Makes It Happen in Real Time

Every Sunday Suz Hinton sits down at her computer to write code. Unlike most programmers who work on open source projects on their...
Software Company Chef Won’t Renew ICE Contact After All

Software Company Chef Won’t Renew ICE Contact After All

On Thursday, the CEO of Seattle software company Chef defended the firm’s contract with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, after a former employee...
A Developer Deletes His Code to Protest Its Use by ICE

A Developer Deletes His Code to Protest Its Use by ICE

Computer server management software is usually pretty boring. But when that software is sold to a federal agency that separates families and detains...
You Too Can Make These Fun Games (No Experience Necessary)

You Too Can Make These Fun Games (No Experience Necessary)

I just fulfilled a childhood dream: I made a videogame. OK, it's barely a game. It's not challenging—you can complete it in a...
Altruism Still Fuels the Web. Businesses Love to Exploit It

Altruism Still Fuels the Web. Businesses Love to Exploit It

Here's a thought experiment: Imagine for a moment that a hardheaded social scientist from, say, 1974 is plucked out of time and dropped...

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