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Parler Finds a Reprieve in Russia—but Not a Solution

The far-right platform still hasn’t found a US-based home. Where it lands could have serious consequences for its users’ privacy.

The Strange Theater of Watching the Inauguration Online

Few people could witness Joe Biden and Kamala Harris get sworn in in person. Instead, we watched (and tried to make sense of it all) online.

A Site Published Every Face from Parler's Capitol Riot Videos

Faces of the Riot used open source software to detect, extract, and deduplicate every face from the 827 videos taken from the insurrection on January 6.

Social Media Bans Are Really, Actually, Shockingly Common

Booting Trump didn’t set a precedent. From Yelp to Uber to Airbnb, platforms regularly ban users and content, but too often behind the scenes.

WIRED’s Picks for the 10 Books You Have to Read This Winter

It’s cold and you’re probably still quarantined. Time to get reading. Start with these tales of reimagined histories and cloned partners.

How to Get Great Tech Support—From Home

If you're in your home office for the long haul,  you can still get the TLC you need for your IT. Here are some options.

Vaping Won't Keep Young People From Smoking Cigarettes Later

It won't prevent teens from later becoming smokers. But some health experts say that focusing on the risk of addicting new smokers cuts off a chance to help adults quit.

Biden’s Covid Plan Will Define His Presidency

It’s not just about the pandemic. How the new administration handles Covid-19 will be a test of every one of its policies—and its values.

Palantir’s God’s-Eye View of Afghanistan

The company’s software can sift through enormous amounts of data, and those metrics can be used to make life-or-death decisions.

The Legend of Zelda, 'Dinky,' and a Bridge to My Daughter

This winter, I’m lighting a new fire in old Hyrule with my five-year-old.

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