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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.