Will slicker new wearables enable helpful technology or just fuel a privacy nightmare?

My first photo taken with Google Glass in June 2013 — from “The Physicality of Glass


(State Dept./Doug Thompson)



Turning from the certainty of faith to the virtue of doubt

Star trail photo by Brian McMahon, Kennedy Range, 1000 kilometers north of Perth, Western Australia
Star trail photo by Brian McMahon, Kennedy Range, 1000 kilometers north of Perth, Western Australia


We must resist using climate change to justify securitizing human migration

Tijuana Customs/Garita El Chaparral, U.S. Mexico Border — Photo by Robert Stribley


The Simone Biles incident highlights the dark design pattern which surfaces toxic takes to encourage conflict and engagement on the Internet

Simone Biles on the beam at the Rio Olympics in 2016 — Photo by Fernando Frazão from Wikimedia Commons


Periodical Cicada — Original photo by Katja Schulz on Flickr


Backdoors to encrypted apps are bad for privacy and undermine secure networks for everyone

Photo of Banksy’s street art reading “What are you looking at?” beside a CCTV camera on a concrete wall.
Banksy’s street art reading “What are you looking at?” — Photo by Duca di Spinaci, Creative Commons license


Pursuing clean energy technology means mining for increasingly rare metals and minerals. And that doesn’t come without an environmental impact.

Photo of windfarm in unknown location
Wind farm. Photo by RawFilm on Unsplash


Some Americans plan to commit fraud to ensure they have the freedom to travel

Pictured: Genuine vaccination card of the first person to receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the Javits Center in March 2021. Photo by New York National Guard.
This one’s legit. Vaccine card of the first person to receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at the Javits Center in March 2021. Photo by New York National GuardCreative Commons

Robert A Stribley

Writer. Photographer. Interests: immigration, privacy, security, human rights, design. UX: Publicis Sapient. Teach: SVA.

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