Jeffrey L. Vagle (Penn): Cybersecurity and Moral Hazard. Why you should be very worried about the Internet’s future: Sean Illing interviews Alexander Klimburg, author of The Darkening Web: The War for Cyberspace. We rely on the internet during a crisis — so what if the next crisis threatens the Internet? The coming software apocalypse: A small group of programmers wants to change how we code — before catastrophe strikes. The crypto-keepers: Yasha Levine on how the politics-by-app hustle conquered all. Why I’m not a tech utopian: Programmer Ellen Ullman looks back on her belief, early in her career, that a small machine could help her community.

April Glaser on the law that let Silicon Valley stay clueless — but also made the internet what we have today. Big tech cannot stop shooting itself in the foot: Trust, arguably more than ever, is Silicon Valley’s most coveted feature now — and blunders coming from tech’s biggest companies now feel more unsettling. Jesse Noltimier reviews The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information by Frank Pasquale. There is a term for what is happening: America has become a cyberpunk dystopia. Tim Wu on why the courts will have to save net neutrality. Technology is making the world more unequal — only technology can fix this.

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