An Unlikely Partner to Counter Cyberattacks

An Unlikely Partner to Counter Cyberattacks

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, ransomware attacks have increased 148 percent over baseline levels from February 2020. This follows an already devastating surge in ransomware attacks against state and local governments. Hackers made headlines on August 16, 2019, after...
Facebook and the Folly of Self-Regulation

Facebook and the Folly of Self-Regulation

My late colleague, Neil Postman, used to ask about any new proposal or technology, “What problem does it propose to solve?” When it comes to Facebook, that problem was maintaining relationships over vast time and space. And the company has solved it, spectacularly....
Social Distancing Has Become the Norm. What Have We Learned?

Social Distancing Has Become the Norm. What Have We Learned?

United States federal guidelines for social distancing expired last week, though there’s no indication of consensus over when and to what extent policies should be relaxed around the nation. White House coronavirus coordinator Deborah Birx had said just the previous...
Covid-19’s Scary Blood Clots Aren’t That Surprising

Covid-19’s Scary Blood Clots Aren’t That Surprising

As if it weren’t enough that the new coronavirus can steal away your ability to breathe and make your immune system turn against you, now we know this fearsome pathogen can also literally curdle your blood. News of the “bizarre, unsettling” complication—one that’s...