The free app allows sex workers to raise the alarm about violent clients by broadcasting a short message describing the person and the incident to other sex workers nearby.
There's a case to be made for the involvement of Kim Jong-un's troops, given the regime's beef with the new James Franco-Seth Rogen buddy assassination drama The Interview.
"With Facebook and their clients now knowing where you eat, where you travel, where you shop, and who you are with, they could have a detailed database covering all aspects of users' lives."
A high-profile Uber executive suggested that the company should spend $1 million digging up dirt on journalists. We're not surprised.
In Los Angeles, I pay ten times as much for internet that's half as slow as it is in Seoul. That's pretty grim, considering how much time I spend on the web.
The dating app's biggest stakeholder, InterActiveCorp (also known as IAC), is looking for an "Eric Schmidt-like person" to replace the 28-year-old, who's had a year marked by business triumphs and personal tribulations.
Vivien Lesnik Weisman's documentary is little more than a valentine to the internet trolls who gave her access.
In a completely saturated social media landscape, how is an artist supposed to create enough work to get attention? Sam Newell has one answer: Let an algorithm make the art.
If you've read a literary novel, listened to conservative radio, or jacked off to your mom's favorite erotica in the past 30 years, you've consumed media that's passed through Regan's hands.
The future is a terrible place where all the humans are dead and robots, including Tamagotchis, are surviving by slurping our remains.
The modern world has allowed us to become constantly-transmitting information beacons. But not all of us use that power for good.
The IEEE Computer Society released a report last week detailing its predictions for the state of computing technology in 2022. And, no, the Singularity is not part of it: no downloaded personalities or post-human artificial intelligence, but rather nanobo…
In July 1994, Citibank officials notified the FBI of what was then a novel crime: Hundreds of thousands of dollars had simply disappeared from corporate bank accounts. By October of that year, the total had ballooned to $10 million. It was, according to t…
Bogus kidnapping claims demanding cash to rescue relatives who are totally safe have been common in Mexico for a decade. But what used to be done over the phone is now creeping into new chat tools like WhatsApp.
But all the rumors and BS that circulated on tech websites for nearly two years might have been a good thing: It got us talking about science, design, materials, and innovation in ways that we usually don't.
More than 100 furious hacks surrounded Uber's offices in New York this week to protest the company's unfair policies toward its drivers. The good news is that the free market is on their side.
The 21st century is a grim time to screw on camera for money. To stay profitable, porn star Jelena Jensen has taken control of her professional digital presence.
Uber has been taking the country (and much of Planet Earth) by storm. But they're pissing a lot of people off in the process, which helps explain why they just hired the guy who sold Barack Obama to America.
Everybody is freaking out about the privacy settings on Facebook Messenger, but the privacy infringement from your cell phone company is actually way worse.
An "idea dialogue" inspired by the decade-old idea of Web 2.0 has been launched by the Canadian government to promote transparency, at a time when government transparency is in very bad shape.
Robo-ethicists have proposed using child sex robots to research and treat pedophilia. That's basically like saying that child molestation is fine, as long as you don't use real kids.
In the Silicon Valley lexicon, disruption is such an overused buzzword that even sunglasses are capable of it. But disruption impacts people's lives every day—the lives of vulnerable workers.
In 2011, taken by the emergence of mass protest movements around the world, artist Zach Blas began making, "Facial Weaponization Suite," a series of community workshops which discuss and resist biometric facial recognition technologies.
Last week, Brian Knappenberger released a wonderful documentary called The Internet's Own Boy about the late activist Aaron Swartz. It's worth seeing because it speaks to the martyrdom of Swartz, and to a deep strain of malice in modern American cu…