Stories by Mike Elgan

How to end online harassment

The wisdom of the crowd is showing the way to a harassment-free social Internet: Bring back the "walled garden."

When the bot is you

Soon you'll be chatting away with artificially intelligent bots. But the bot revolution will also usher in something strange: It will give us a bot to talk for us, as us. I call it a "me bot."

Lifelogging is dead (for now)

A funny thing happened on the road to capturing everything: Hardware failed to keep up, and social media made it redundant.

Surprising tips from a super-hacker

Virtually everyone in technology knows about Kevin Mitnick, the one-time fugitive hacker who is now a security consultant. Mitnick has a wealth of security advice for the public.

The surprising truth about Facebook's Internet.org

You might think Internet.org is a nonprofit organization launched by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and dedicated to bringing Internet access to people who can't access it, or can't afford it. But that's not the case.

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