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Letter from Silicon Valley
What a Tour of an Amazon Fulfillment Center Reveals
Is the whole world becoming one big Amazon warehouse?
By Anna Wiener5:00 A.M.
A New California Law Takes Aim at Uber and Lyft
By requiring gig-economy companies to reclassify their workers as employees, Assembly Bill 5 will change the American labor market.
By Nathan HellerSeptember 12, 2019
The Lonely Work of Moderating Hacker News
Can a human touch make Silicon Valley’s biggest discussion forum a more thoughtful place?
By Anna WienerAugust 8, 2019
In San Francisco, Tech Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness
The hype about an incoming wave of tech I.P.O.s has underscored the city’s long-standing tensions.
By Anna WienerMay 17, 2019
Jack Dorsey’s TED Interview and the End of an Era
The C.E.O. of Twitter no longer seems capable of controlling the system he’s created.
By Anna WienerApril 27, 2019
The Complicated Legacy of Stewart Brand’s “Whole Earth Catalog”
The baby-boomer communards leave behind a frightening, if unintentional, inheritance—a ravaged environment, eviscerated institutions, and an eroding democracy.
By Anna WienerNovember 16, 2018
Cryptocurrency: The Hail Mary Pass for People Who Missed the Tech Boom
Many of those most excited about crypto don’t work in tech, and their financial futures are uncertain. Bitcoin is the closest they have to equity.
By Anna WienerFebruary 21, 2018
At Berkeley, a New Generation of Ethical Hackers Learns the Do’s and Don’ts of Cybersecurity
How long would it take a junior computer-science major to disrupt an election?
By Anna WienerNovember 24, 2017
What Would a Museum of Capitalism Look Like?
An installation in Oakland imagines takes a retro-futuristic approach, envisioning a world in which capitalism is obsolete.
By Anna WienerAugust 18, 2017
Why Protesters Gathered Outside Peter Thiel’s Mansion This Weekend
The tech entrepreneur’s Palantir Technologies company makes software that can aid in the Trump Administration’s roundup of undocumented immigrants.
By Anna WienerMarch 14, 2017
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