election 2020

The Democrats Screwed America With an App No One Asked For

The Iowa caucus showed a Democratic establishment in thrall to the worst kind of techno-optimism, fixated on fancy technological solutions to problems that don’t exist.
Emanuel Maiberg
Jason Koebler
Tim Marchman
2.4.20
repair

A Completely Deranged But Effective Way to Fix Sticky MacBook Pro Keys

Blow on it like an old Nintendo.
Jason Koebler
1.29.20
Internet

Joe Rogan's Endorsement Is One of the Most Influential in America

Bernie Sanders won the Joe Rogan primary. Is that good for Bernie?
Emanuel Maiberg
Jason Koebler
1.27.20
encryption

Trump Enters the Dumb Encryption Debate With a Dumb Tweet

We are talking about decrypting iPhones yet again because we live in hell.
Jason Koebler
1.15.20
Bushfires

Amazon's Donation to Australia's Bushfire Recovery Is Insulting

Instead of a small donation to greenwash his company's devastating climate record, Jeff Bezos should try paying his taxes.
Jason Koebler
1.13.20
uber

Uber Office Has Nice Port-a-Potties for 'Employees Only,' Inferior Ones for Drivers

'Employee only' port-a-potties at an Uber service center in Los Angeles are solar powered 'VIP-Single' toilets.
Edward Ongweso Jr
Jason Koebler
12.6.19
Apple

Apple Has Finally Changed the MacBook Pro Keyboard, Which Was Complete Garbage

The new MacBook Pro is going back to the old keyboard.
Jason Koebler
11.13.19
Sports

G/O Media Editorial Director Who Told Deadspin to 'Stick to Sports' Resigns

Paul Maidment says it "has been a great honour" to work at G/O Media.
Jason Koebler
11.6.19
NSO Group

The Washington Post's New Columnist Consults for Spyware Firm That Helps Saudi Arabia Surveil Journalists

The new 'Washington Post' columnist consults for NSO Group, which is currently being sued for helping Saudi Arabia surveil 'Post' columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered.
Jason Koebler
10.23.19
journalism

At the Times, a Hesitance to Hyperlink

Journalists at the 'New York Times' and its own standards editor say that getting continually dragged by other journalists for not giving credit is embarrassing.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Jason Koebler
10.21.19
child porn

Feds Bust One of the Dark Web's Biggest Child Porn Sites Thanks to Tremendously Bad Opsec

The site, "Welcome to Video", hosted 8 terabytes of child porn. More than 337 people have been arrested in 38 countries.
Jason Koebler
10.16.19
blizzard

Blizzard Doubles Down, Says It Will Continue to Silence Players on 'Official Channels'

Blizzard will return prize money to Blitzchung but said that his support of Hong Kong protesters was made in a "divisive" and "deliberate" way.
Jason Koebler
10.14.19
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