Reddit

Reddit Quarantined r/The_Donald for ‘Threats of Violence’

Reddit placed a quarantine on the pro-Donald Trump subreddit for “threats of violence against police and public officials.” Users must now go through a warning portal before accessing the subreddit.
Caroline Haskins
3 hours ago
Twitch

Bernie Sanders Will Stream on Twitch Before and After the Democratic Debate

On Monday night, Bernie Sanders' 2020 presidential campaign launched a Twitch channel. The campaign will stream on the platform before and after Thursday's presidential debate.
Caroline Haskins
7 hours ago
security

Firefox Will Give You a Fake Browsing History to Fool Advertisers

Using the 'Track THIS' tool opens up 100 tabs at a time that will make you seem like a hypebeast, a filthy rich person, a doomsday prepper, or an influencer.
Caroline Haskins
8 hours ago
climate change

Philadelphia's Oil Refinery Explosion Is America’s Third Major Dirty Fuel Facility Fire in 6 Months

The “largest refining complex on the Eastern seaboard” exploded this morning at 4 a.m. A New York Con Ed facility and a Texas petrochemical facility have also experienced major fires in the past six months.
Caroline Haskins
6.21.19
moral panic

‘Phones Cause Teens to Grow Horns’ Is a Dumb Tech Moral Panic

Some amount of young people may have tiny bones growing from the base of their skulls. But don’t freak out.
Caroline Haskins
6.20.19
Google

This Artist Is Hacking Google to Create Surreal Street View Art

Brooklyn-based artist Jason Isolini has inserted over 42 immersive pieces of art into Google Maps’s Street View tool.
Caroline Haskins
6.19.19
Facebook

There’s No ‘Correct’ Way to Moderate the Nancy Pelosi Video

When Facebook announced it wouldn’t take down an altered viral video of Nancy Pelosi, experts disagreed as to whether or not the platform made the right call. But there may not be a right call.
Caroline Haskins
5.29.19
e-bikes

New York City’s War on Bikes Is Dangerous for Workers and the Environment

Bill de Blasio says he's environmentally friendly, but he runs a city that actively antagonizes bikers.
Caroline Haskins
5.29.19
YouTube

YouTube Is Ending the Era of the Subscriber Count Beef

Live subscriber count tools like the one offered by Social Blade will be impossible starting in August, when YouTube plans on abbreviating public-facing subscriber counts.
Caroline Haskins
5.24.19
Hacking

Hackers Breach Company That Makes License Plate Readers for U.S. Government

The hacker known as "Boris Bullet-Dodger" has published what appears to be internal data belonging to Perceptics, which provides license plate reader technology for the Mexico border.
Joseph Cox
Caroline Haskins
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.24.19
grumpy cat

Garfield's Lament: Grumpy Cat Was a Meme Born Dead

Garfield and Grumpy Cat are selling the same joke. So why do they have completely different digital lives?
Caroline Haskins
5.17.19
climate change

Framing Climate Change as a 'National Security Threat' Is Dangerous

Understanding climate change as a national security threat putting “military readiness” at risk postures refugees as a threat and the U.S. military as threatened.
Caroline Haskins
5.17.19
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