A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Privacy bosses at Google and Facebook say letting the U.S. government unlock encrypted customer data would make law enforcement less accountable.
A startup has a smartphone-assisted gadget that can determine your glasses prescription, with help from a remote optometrist.
The secretary for homeland security and the president’s cybersecurity advisor echo the NSA and FBI’s concerns about encryption.
Apple helped IBM create a service that can analyze medical data collected by iPhone apps, and could deliver personalized health advice.
Computers are overdue for the fundamental changes they could soon get.
To rescue its struggling business, Hewlett-Packard is making a long-shot bid to change the fundamentals of how computers work.
Fully autonomous weapons should be outlawed before they are developed, says a human-rights scholar.
A startup called Light uses a cluster of small camera modules to create top-notch photos. First stop: Your smartphone.