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New Zealand Finally Wants To Tax Internet Giants – But Not Very Much

The new tax would only earn the country up to $80 million a year.
Zoe Madden-Smith
4 days ago
Hacking

Venezuela’s Government Appears To Be Trying to Hack Activists With Phishing Pages

Security researchers and activists exposed a brazen attempt to steal Venezuelan usernames and passwords for popular email and social media websites such as Gmail, Facebook, Microsoft Live, and Twitter.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4 days ago
cyberattacks

Why Russia Is About to Disconnect Itself From the Internet

NATO and its allies have threatened to retaliate against Russian aggression in cyberspace
David Gilbert
2.11.19
politics

Leaving Facebook Makes You Happier and Less Informed, Study Finds

When researchers measured the welfare of hundreds of people who left Facebook for a month, they found they were happier, less politically informed, more active in IRL activities, and less likely to go back to Facebook.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.31.19
Views My Own

What I Learned Inside the Lonely, Sad World of QAnon Facebook Groups

The conspiracy theory seems to have created a lot of problems in the lives of its adherents.
K.T. Nelson
1.22.19
weddings

Here Are All the Terrible Instagram Weddings You're Going to In 2019

<3 MARRIED IN MARBELLA 2K19!
Lauren O'Neill
1.18.19
environment

The Earth's #10YearChallenge Is Grim

People are co-opting the hashtag to talk about climate change and the environment.
Sarah Emerson
1.17.19
fake news

Boomers Share the Most Fake News on Facebook, Study Finds

A new study found that age was the main factor that determined whether someone would spread misinformation on Facebook.
Sarah Emerson
1.10.19
Instagram

Leaked Documents Show How Instagram Polices Stories

Motherboard has obtained internal documents that show how Instagram moderators grapple to police the service's popular Stories feature.
Joseph Cox
12.31.18
Facebook

Question of the Day: What's the Worst Thing We'd Find in Your Facebook Messages?

"Probably the naughty messages from university time."
Charlie Cottrell
12.20.18
Facebook

Facebook Let Companies Read and Delete Your Private Messages

“If the allegations are true, Facebook may face a colossal volume of individual and collective lawsuits."
David Gilbert
12.19.18
Facebook

We Should Replace Facebook With Personal Websites

Personal websites and email can replace most of what people like about Facebook—namely the urge to post about their lives online.
Jason Koebler
12.19.18
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