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Quick-delivery empires are crumbling across Europe as investors put an emphasis on profits. trib.al/h74KCCL
From cryptocurrency thefts to intrusions into telecom giants, state-backed attackers have had a field day in the year’s first half. trib.al/cHdCKxd
Gareth Damian Martin sat down with WIRED to explain the "passive cruelty" of corporate culture and the game's visceral economic fears. trib.al/pKZsVMP
No one will agree on what the metaverse is. But that's not stopping a coalition of big names in tech from designing the tools needed to build it. trib.al/1AXNXsz
Plus: Indian hacker-for-hire groups, Chinese student espionage efforts, and more. trib.al/fwfc9Mi
We've rounded up our favorite Fourth of July deals, including discounted mattresses, air purifiers, smart speakers, and many other things. trib.al/XeHIp5F
From Amazon Fire-enabled TVs and speakers to third-party devices, here are some of our favorite early Prime Day 2022 deals. trib.al/kVmRIqv
With impressive digitized performances and seamless storytelling, Supermassive Games' newest title hints at the future of both mediums. trib.al/IANz2fu
Putting sensor-packed Chinese cars on Western roads could be a privacy issue. Just ask Tesla. trib.al/ngr5DtN
GEC.inc, a small collective of developers, has freed the surprisingly fun ‘Doom RPG’ from a pre-iPhone world. trib.al/nJZAwP3
Abortion access groups and activists say they have been dealing with algorithmic censorship for years. trib.al/9mqzkBA
The European Union’s AI Act will set ground rules for what the technology can and can’t do to people—like whether it’s OK to deploy AI lie detectors at borders. trib.al/d8Pf72N
As Uber and its ilk face high prices, increased regulation, and labor shortages, a new cooperative model is thriving. trib.al/x6pBkFi
Researchers say the remote-access Trojan ZuoRAT is likely the work of a nation-state and has infected at least 80 different targets. trib.al/qlVwpQl
China dominates the global supply chain for lithium-ion batteries. Now rival countries are scrambling for more control over “white oil.” trib.al/Vc1bnwm
Plus: Google issues fixes for Android bugs, and Cisco, Citrix, SAP, WordPress, and more issue major patches for enterprise systems. trib.al/gMnrbJb
The country wants electric vehicles to make up 40 percent of new cars sold by 2030—but first it has to figure out how to keep them charged. trib.al/ZGNglzP
What if Connect Four and 'The Amazing Race' had a baby? WIRED spoke to 'Jet Lag' creator Sam Denby about his new state-hopping whirlwind of a game show. trib.al/coIrp1G
The country’s regulatory measures range from vetting medical and financial influencers to algorithmic audits. What, if anything, can the West learn? trib.al/JJPLAK0
And that’s why I keep going back to it. trib.al/VcvZSx7
Machines that understand what their human teammates are doing could boost productivity without taking jobs. trib.al/OkzZCG6
Zeng Yuqun is China’s most prolific battery billionaire. His ascent has major implications for a world increasingly reliant on electric vehicles. trib.al/StyUIR0
A German ad-tech trial features what Vodafone calls “digital tokens.” Should you be worried? trib.al/ngpt5gB
Gadget manufacturers are getting into the car-making business. That could shake up the auto industry, global trade, and geopolitics. trib.al/nVFvhGM
The viral image generation app is good, absurd fun. It's also giving the world an education in how artificial intelligence may warp reality. trib.al/oBN2Ew5
A platform called Coworker has helped effect change for nearly a decade. As the coffee chain’s workers organize, its role has evolved in kind. trib.al/gak4ZYu
If you use a mix of Apple, Android, and Windows gadgets, you're in luck: The security tool is now available to any Microsoft 365 subscriber. trib.al/JTJraqh
Plus: Microsoft details Russia’s Ukraine hacking campaign, Meta’s election integrity efforts dwindle, and more. trib.al/HxioGMW
It's never been easier to switch between iPhone and Android—and to get your messages out of the Meta ecosystem entirely. trib.al/YPSVTib
As the Swedish unicorn faces competition, regulation, and investment concerns, can “buy now, pay later” companies weather another economic downturn? trib.al/BlDjp5E
As the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange becomes a target for a lawsuit over the terra-luna crash, Changpeng "CZ" Zhao has no regrets. trib.al/cvSnM1T
Plus: The early days of e-commerce, the question of sentience, and frightening temperatures. trib.al/3kRJEtH
The social media giant banned networks of fake accounts for promoting disinformation, spam, or propaganda—and kept the money it made from ads. trib.al/qp9TnHX
He tried to save his wife through the video game they loved—and nearly lost himself. Then he signed up to lead a fledgling team of gamers in Cheyenne, Wyoming. trib.al/6GYyKs8
my latest story for @WIRED explores efforts across the US to get TikTok, Instagram, Snap, etc to stop pushing "addictive" design to kids—and how those efforts get real complicated, real fast (1/5) read it here: wired.com/story/social-m…
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The spyware has been used to target people in Italy, Kazakhstan, and Syria, researchers at Google and Lookout have found. trib.al/9lCKiGl
After months of digging into privacy and security issues around these apps, I have some serious concerns. trib.al/uBcFHAL
While suburban drivers can comfortably charge at home, those in low-income areas face higher prices—if they can find a station that works. trib.al/N5lVhk2
The privacy-focused company's new Goggles tool allows users to weed out the noise—whatever that might mean. trib.al/Pe9dINg
After months of sanctions that have made critical repair parts difficult to access, aircraft operators are running out of options. trib.al/lCR4CN5
Artificial intelligence use is booming, but it's not the secret weapon you might imagine. trib.al/e8LjzEe
Microsoft's legacy browser may be dead—but its remnants are not going anywhere, and neither are its lingering risks. trib.al/U2z6u19
Put a digital lock on your most important data. trib.al/EHPt4Ud
Employees at the company’s retail location in Towson, Maryland have successfully organized. trib.al/x85s9mM
The WikiLeaks founder will appeal the UK Home Office's decision to extradite him to the US. trib.al/WxnRju7
Plus: Firefox adds new privacy protections, a big Intel and AMD chip flaw, and more of the week’s top security news. trib.al/c4xEtRA
Cryptocurrencies are behaving exactly like the rest of the stock market, but the faithful say that's no reason to jump ship. trib.al/PbmCots
In an interview with WIRED, the engineer and priest elaborated on his belief that the program is a person—and not Google's property. trib.al/mRhEWaL
Despite major progress fighting spam and scams, the roots of the problem go far deeper than your phone company’s defenses. trib.al/EZZ2wXy
Plus: The end of Internet Explorer, a free-speech platform, and a lake in need of a new name. trib.al/9klajgp
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