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STAT: The Readout Loud
TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Hard lessons on remote learning in Worcester
Education for thousands of the city's students was set back by problems in distributing laptops and in outreach.
IDEAS | BRIAN BERGSTEIN
Mars needs a constitutional convention
A Q&A with astrobiologist Charles Cockell, who investigates how to prevent settlements in space from becoming breeding grounds for tyranny.
Facebook and the economics of decency
Recently, advertisers have begun to boycott Facebook. After pleas from civil rights groups including the NAACP, brands began to desert the platform.
IDEAS | MIGNON CLYBURN AND JON SALLET
Make broadband far more affordable
Boosting the subsidies that help people get online would expand access to education, health care, and economic opportunity.
IDEAS | IYAD RAHWAN AND WILLIAM POWERS
We can make surveillance work for us
Technologies that threaten our autonomy also offer opportunities to build a more humane world. We need a new social compact to manage them.
Should Twitter censure presidential tweets?
Truth is impossible to regulate.
Trump hijacks the debate over Internet law
The foundational law governing social media could use an update. But that should come from careful consideration in Congress, not from a fit of pique in the Oval Office.
IDEAS | KEVIN LEWIS
Social Studies: Pandemic insurance, ride-share bias, and blue-collar eyes
Surprising insights from the social sciences.
IDEAS | DAVID SCHARFENBERG
The coronavirus crisis will bust up and reshape higher education — for better or for worse
Chat bots, predictive analytics, and maybe a cheaper, more humane college experience.
The tension between privacy and the coronavirus
We have to ensure that contact-tracing methods that compromise our privacy don’t become the norm in the quest for short-term relief from the pandemic.