All Posts By: Sara

Love and Tech: Before the Information Age

A look back at how people used technology to find love before the age of laptops and smartphones There was a time, not terribly long ago, when what people thought of when they heard the word “tinder” was a material suitable for starting a literal fire. Dating in the information age has pushed the etymological […]

Will Article 17 Kill the GIF?

Imagine if, every time you wanted to use a GIF or screenshot, you had to ask its copyright owner’s permission to post the content. In the European Union, this may soon be the case. On March 25, the European Parliament approved Article 17 (formerly known as Article 13), which requires online platforms to police copyrighted […]

The Evolving CAPTCHA

Remember when solving CAPTCHAs was child’s play? The first CAPTCHAs were puzzles that asked you to identify distorted letters and numbers to prove you were a human being. They were a mere annoyance on the path to websites you wanted to visit or payments you wanted to make. However, today’s CAPTCHAs are more challenging than […]