Ryan Singel

Founder of @contextly, helping publishers build loyal audiences. Former editor of Wired.com's Threat Level blog.


How the FCC Plans to Save the Internet By Destroying It: An Explainer


The FCC wants to make good on President Obama’s pledge to make net neutrality into law. It’s just having a very…


Evergreens: It Takes an Algorithm

A single evergreen is easy to spot. But you need serious technology to see them all. It’s as true with stories as it is with conifers.


The FCC’s Net Neutrality Hypocrisy: Wiretaps, Yes. Citizens’ Rights, Meh.

There’s been 3.7 million comments filed to the FCC over the issue of net neutrality — making it the most…


How the FCC Plans to Save the Internet By Destroying It: An Explainer


The FCC wants to make good on President Obama’s pledge to make net neutrality into law. It’s just having a very…

Publications edited by Ryan Singel

A curated collection of essays on forging the future, with an emphasis on security, privacy, broadband and tech policy. Led by former Wired editor Ryan Singel.


Net Neutrality is Dead. The FCC Won’t Save It. It’s Time to Start Building.


Net Neutrality is dead as of Tuesday.


Obama Is Walter White (Or Why I Miss Bush)


Just days after 9/11, Bush launched a “War on Terror,” broadly defined and poorly conceived. The problem with launching a war on a tactic…


FCC orders Google to Respond to Net Neutrality Complaint

Once the biggest backer, now a potential violator


NSA Spying So Isn’t About You

But you should be concerned anyway, not as a “consumer,” but as a citizen


On the NSA: How Well-Meaning Bureaucrats Build a Surveillance State


On Thursday, the Guardian published a secret government order that forces an arm of Verizon to turn over the phone…


Devising A Personal Google Glass Privacy Policy


There’s a great episode in Charlie Brooker’s dystopian UK TV show Black Mirror, where in a nearish future nearly everyone wears implants…