The quest to gather ever more information can make us value the wrong things and grow overconfident about what we know.
I'm deputy editor of MIT Technology Review. I’ve been a technology journalist for 12 years, reporting on the Web, computing, telecom, and the business of technology from Silicon Valley, New York, and Boston. Before I came to MIT Technology Review, I was the technology and media editor for the Associated Press.
Brian Bergstein's Stories
Progress is finally being made on the next version of the open programming standard that originally made the Web blossom.
How can you tell if an online student has done the work? That’s where webcam proctoring comes in.
Counting Facebook likes and Twitter followers makes Obama look great, but the close race shows how meaningless those numbers are.
The head of MIT’s Media Lab extols the benefits of being a “now-ist."
A nonprofit organization that holds millions of pieces of academic work will soon let the public see it for free.
Social networking grew up in 2011, becoming more of a fundamental underpinning of the Web.
Shares in the company soared on their first day of trading, but that has more to do with technical factors than the underlying prospects for the business.
Google reveals how often governments ask it to banish things from its services and how often it complies.
JStor, which has been criticized by advocates of "open access" to scientific knowledge, will begin letting the public read old articles for free.