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Inside Smooci, the Sex Work App Described as 'Uber for Escorts'

We went to the launch of the self-described “next-generation escort booking platform” to see if it had sex workers' interests at heart.
Jake Hall
8.14.19
News

This Tool Lets You See Facebook’s Targeted Political Ads All Over the World

Facebook has failed to be fully transparent with data concerning political advertising, so two researchers collected the data themselves.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.2.19
Culture

Mechanical Keyboards Are Thriving Because Apple and Microsoft Don't Make Them

Mechanical keyboards have become hip again, despite near-complete disinterest in the form by mainstream computer-makers. The little guy is picking up the slack.
Ernie Smith
7.31.19
News

Alipay Adds Beauty Filters to Its Facial-Recognition Payments

The tech giant is giving the beauty-obsessed Chinese market exactly what they want.
Meera Navlakha
7.4.19
tech

A Redditor Archived Nearly 2 Million Gigabytes of Porn to Test Amazon’s ‘Unlimited’ Cloud Storage

1.8 petabytes of porn is roughly 293 years of smut. Better start watching.
Samantha Cole
6.24.19
News

Huawei Vows Refund for Users in the Philippines if Facebook and Google Don’t Work

The tech giant is preparing to bear the brunt of their U.S. fallout.
Fruhlein Chrys Econar
6.20.19
News

Vintage Disney VHS Tapes Are Selling For Thousands of Dollars on eBay

But is anyone really buying them or is it all a scam?
Shamani Joshi
6.19.19
tech

An Australian Teen Hacked Apple Twice Hoping They'd Give Him a Job

A magistrate spared the boy a conviction, telling him to "use your gifts for good rather than evil."
Gavin Butler
5.28.19
healthcare

Twitter's New Vaccine Feature Won't Stop Anti-Vaxxers

Twitter joins Pinterest, Facebook, and YouTube in trying to filter out vaccine misinformation online. But will it be enough?
Shayla Love
5.16.19
Culture

Blind People Can Struggle to Understand Memes, So They Made Their Own

Screen-reading software allows visually impaired people to use the internet, but it hits a wall when it comes to memes.
Justin Caffier
4.12.19
tech

Meet the Scientist Planning to Clean Up Space Junk Using Lasers

Humanity has left 900,000 pieces of garbage orbiting Earth. Professor Craig Smith wants a cleanup.
Mirjana Milovanovic
3.28.19
tech

The Secret Trail of Money Behind Those Instagram Porn Bots

You've probably got used to ignoring them, but this is what happens if you click and keep on clicking.
Amelia Tait
3.26.19
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