AI porn is easy to make now. For women, that’s a nightmare.
Deepfakes, OnlyFans, revenge porn: The internet is weighing the costs of accessible AI imaging.By Tatum Hunter
Do you have a moral duty to watch the police beating of Tyre Nichols?
If you choose, apps give you control to restrict graphic images.By Shira Ovide
ChatGPT could make life easier. Here’s when it’s worth it.
The groundbreaking AI chat bot from OpenAI comes with ethical snares — even for people at home.By Tatum Hunter
Those government TikTok ‘bans’ hardly ban anything
Despite tough talk from U.S. officials, TikTok bans have been toothless so far. Proposed national security restrictions of the app are stuck, too. Now what?By Shira Ovide
Your selfies are helping AI learn. You did not consent to this.
What are the rules of the road for the A.I. age, where anything you share online might train a computer system that puts an innocent person in jail?By Shira Ovide
AI selfies — and their critics — are taking the internet by storm
How to create your own and what to know about the Lensa app before you download.By Tatum Hunter
The voices left out of Elon Musk’s free-speech agenda
Elon Musk has said little about what Twitter should do to give people a voice when their own governments do not want people to have it. Look at China and Iran.By Shira Ovide
Online creators are de facto therapists for millions. It’s complicated.
Faced with explosive demand and few safeguards, mental-health content creators are defining their own ethics.By Tatum Hunter
Samsung will let you fix your own phone, if you dare
Big tech companies like Apple, Google and Samsung are changing course on at-home repairs, but not everyone should attempt them.By Chris Velazco
What you need to know about Apple’s new DIY iPhone repair program
On Wednesday, for the first time, Apple began selling regular consumers the parts and tools needed to fix common iPhone issues themselves.By Chris Velazco
Rechargeable batteries cause fires. Here’s how to properly dispose of them.
Choosing the wrong way to recycle products with rechargeable batteries can be as bad as not recycling them at all. Rather than toss them in your curbside bins, do this instead.By Chris Velazco
How to leave a bad online review without being a jerk
Tech has changed our etiquette. Here's what business owners say separates constructive criticism from the mean-spirited peanut gallery on sites like Yelp, TripAdvisor and Google reviews.By Tatum Hunter
Your drawer full of old tech could have a new life — or start a fire. Here’s how to handle it.
E-waste is a growing problem, but there are ways to avoid making it worse. Here's what you should know.By Chris Velazco
Anyone with an iPhone can now make deepfakes. We aren’t ready for what happens next.
Realistic videos of people doing things that never really happened have become shockingly easy to create. Now is the time to put in some safety guardrails.By Geoffrey A. Fowler
Everyone’s AirPods will die. We’ve got the trick to replacing them.
We shouldn’t let Apple turn headphones into expensive, disposable products because of bad battery design.By Geoffrey A. Fowler
Not all iPhones are the same. These cost less and are better for the Earth.
Used electronics are in fashion. Our tech columnist shows how to buy refurbished gadgdets — and not get a lemon.By Geoffrey A. Fowler
The explosive problem with recycling iPads, iPhones and other gadgets: They literally catch fire.
Before you buy that new iPhone, iPad or other device, take a look inside the recycling centers catching fire as they struggle to dispose the lithium-ion batteries in your old stuff.By Geoffrey A. Fowler