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Russian agents used Facebook to influence the 2017 election. Congress missed the chance to delve into what the company knows about it—and how they’ll stop it in 2018.

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Facebook didn't notify the Federal Trade Commission when it learned that Cambridge Analytica had improperly obtained personal information of users.

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In his second day of Congressional testimony, Democrats wanted to know about privacy. Republicans wanted to hear about Diamond and Silk.

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Give the internet some credit: people watched hours upon hours of testimony just to get some jokes off.

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Gwynne Shotwell tells the TED conference that plans to take humans to Mars are "risk reduction for the human species."

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If you're a member of Congress, Mark Zuckerberg's team will get back to you.

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Mark Zuckerberg's testimony is not just about Cambridge Analytica. He's answering for the un-checked influence that Facebook wields—on its users, and the world.

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During a big storm, the bluffs along Ocean Beach can lose 25 to 40 feet. Here's how San Francisco is hedging against sea level rise.

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Felix Hernandez builds elaborate sets on which to shoot his painstakingly detailed images.

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A perfectly provable random number generator is the bedrock of good cryptography. This scientist wants to make one.

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Algorithms used by Facebook, YouTube, and other platforms keep us clicking. But those systems often promote misinformation, abuse, and polarization. Is it possible to temper them with a sense of decency?

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The company's bid for dominance now hinges on controlling every way you move.

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All of the popular streaming services have features where you can follow friends or recommend tracks. Here's how to use them.

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A WIRED deal on an outstanding battery pack, Air Force-grade smartwatch, and other gadgets galore.

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The removal of YouTube's most popular video this week was likely the result of a low-cost phishing scam rather than sophisticated hacking.

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The best Nintendo Switch console deals and bundle prices. Also the games and essentials you'll want on day one.

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As drones and flying cars move into reality, we need radar systems better equipped for keeping an eye on everyone.

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Mark Zuckerberg left a lot of questions unanswered before Senate committees on Tuesday. House members might try these more pointed queries when the Facebook CEO appears before them on Wednesday.

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[In his testimony to Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly misrepresented the amount of control Facebook users really have over their data.](https://www.wired.com/story/mark-zuckerberg-congress-day-one)

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The basic lines of questioning Congress pursued show just how inscrutable Facebook remains to most Americans.

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Was everything users gained from Facebook worth what they gave up?

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Elon Musk tweeted that a hyperloop test will accelerate to the speed of sound and brake in just 1.2 kilometers.

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Former Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, co-chair of a task force on the future of work, says the nation needs to "relink education, work and opportunity."

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For these players, yo-yos are much more than just toys.

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A Facebook permission allowed an app to read messages between 1,500 Facebook users and their friends until October 2015—data that Cambridge Analytica could have accessed.

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