tech

crime

Police Use Genealogy Website to Crack 45-Year-Old Cold Murder Case

Linda Ann O'Keefe's family thought they would never find her killer. Decades later, police have arrested a suspect based on DNA match on a public genealogy site.
Zing Tsjeng
2.22.19
Love Bites

These Apps Are Designed to Heal Your Heartbreak. Do They Really Work?

Mend and Break-Up Boss are part of a new wave of self-care apps that promise to help you get over ex.
Laura Blackwell
2.13.19
Culture

Taylor Swift Used Facial Recognition Technology to Screen Concert for Stalkers

Fans at Swift's Rose Bowl show in California were secretly surveilled using state-of-the-art software installed in a kiosk behind video screens of Swift rehearsing.
Sirin Kale
12.13.18
crime

Man Who Leaked Jennifer Lawrence's Nudes Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison

George Garofano was sentenced to eight months in prison after pleading guilty for computer hacking that resulted in "The Fappening," which leaked intimate photos of actresses including Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson.
Zing Tsjeng
8.30.18
Photo Essay

These Students Designed Functional and Stylish Clothes for Disabled Seniors

Open Style Lab's summer program at Parsons School of Design pairs engineers, designers, and therapists with a person with a disability to make accessible clothing, tech, and wearables. We took a look at this year's showcase.
Elizabeth Renstrom
8.24.18
Technology

A Bot Wrote These Nonsensical Yet Extremely On Point Headlines

"The Point in Your Butt," and other Broadly stories that should exist!
Leila Ettachfini
7.30.18
Beauty

For Trans Women Like Me, Facetune Is a Way to See Our Real Selves

According to the trans women I spoke to for this story, retouching selfies with Facetune isn't necessarily about being more beautiful. It's about reclaiming the narratives of trans bodies.
Aerinn Hodges-Kolfage
7.13.18
sexual assault

103 Uber Drivers in 20 US Cities Accused of Sexual Assault and Abuse

The tech giant has been plagued by criticism that it puts passengers at risk of sexual violence. Now a new investigation reveals the scale of the problem.
Sirin Kale
5.1.18
sex work

6 Sex Workers Explain How Sharing Client Lists Saves Lives

In the wake of SESTA/FOSTA, online resources used by sex workers are being censored or vanishing entirely. Sex workers explain why these networks are crucial for warning each other about dangerous clients.
Kitty Stryker
4.2.18
SEXISM

Fighting Silicon Valley Sexism as a Queer Woman

After years of navigating the industry's insidious "Boys Club" culture, Leanne Pittsford founded the organization Lesbians Who Tech to combat the unique sexism queer women face in the workplace.
Linda Yang
3.19.18
sexual violence

A Swedish Man Was Just Convicted for the 'Online' Rape of 27 Young Teens

The unprecedented conviction puts a spotlight on sextortion, an under-studied but quickly growing form of sexual violence that involves forcing individuals to perform sexual acts on themselves over the internet.
Kimberly Lawson
11.30.17
Health

The Teen Who Developed a Breast Cancer-Detecting Bra

When worn once a week for 60 minutes, 18-year-old Julian Ríos's Eva Bra can detect everything from a cyst to a tumor.
José Luis Martínez Limón
11.8.17
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