Melanie Ehrenkranz
Melanie Ehrenkranz

Melanie is a writer covering technology and the future. She can be reached at

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Exploiting women is going to be really easy in virtual reality

We need to talk about the ethical guidelines.

May 24, 2017
May 24, 2017

Instagram deactivated this artist's account — then ignored her for months

In February, without warning, as Sarah B. Whalen's follower count neared 10,000, all of her hard work was digital dust.
May 24, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg discusses Facebook’s sketchy start in Harvard dorm video

Zuckerberg admits the first version of Facebook was "in poor taste."
May 22, 2017

Facebook's secret revenge porn policy just leaked — and there's a huge problem

Facebook's fight against revenge porn may be excluding its most high-profile case.
May 19, 2017

Your Apple iPhone thinks all chief technology officers are men

This is not cute.

May 19, 2017

Former Uber employee said he was fired for defending his female colleagues

Retaliatory behavior is not unprecedented for the ride-sharing company.
May 18, 2017

How to find out which advertisers are targeting you on Twitter

There are 69 pages — yes, pages — of advertisers tracking me. How about you?
May 18, 2017

Men spoke for more than three times as long as women during Google's I/O keynote

And, surprisingly, this counts as progress.
May 16, 2017

A new sexual harassment lawsuit in tech alleges a shocking list of disturbing male behavior

The lawsuit states that the company had a "kink room" where male employees would have sex.
May 15, 2017

Sheryl Sandberg wants us to Lean In while ignoring Trump. Is she kidding us?

Sandberg wants gender equality — but she won't address misogyny in the White House.

May 12, 2017

While you weren't watching, 'Quantico' put Peter Thiel on blast

You've heard of Peter Thiel. You probably haven't heard of, um, Peter Theo.
May 11, 2017

FBI agents change their Facebook profile pictures to Comey after his firing

Mourning the firing of the FBI director on Facebook.
May 11, 2017

Porn companies are developing home security tools so you'll never get caught with your pants down

Virtual reality porn fans are terrified of their family walking in on them. PornHub has heard their cries.
May 11, 2017

Here’s how much Tesla’s solar roof will cost you

Clean energy isn't cheap.
May 8, 2017

Add industrial robots to the list of internet-connected devices vulnerable to hackers

This could be dangerous.

May 3, 2017
May 3, 2017

Facebook’s response to its latest gender-bias complaint was incredibly tone-deaf

It attacked a former engineer who believed the company discriminated against women.