information

Culture

Inside an Early 1900s Attempt to Catalogue All of the Information on Earth

The Mundaneum is more than an antiquated indexing system. It's an ahead-of-its-time testament to the power of information.
Justin Caffier
12.27.18
Internet

Social Media Is a Weapon of War. How We Use It Is Up to Us

"'Win' the internet, [and] you can win silly feuds, elections, and deadly serious battles."
David Axe
9.4.18
climate change

Sea Level Rise Will Flood Key Internet Infrastructure Within 15 Years

NYC, Miami, and Seattle are among the metropolitan regions most vulnerable to internet infrastructure damage due to climate change.
Becky Ferreira
7.16.18
equihax

Canada's Privacy Watchdog Is Investigating Equifax

The credit firm still won't say how many Canadians are affected.
Jordan Pearson
9.15.17
SURVEILLANCE

Whistleblower Exhibition Exposes Surveillance Age Vigilantes

A Danish exhibition showcases multimedia work about vigilantes like Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange, and Edward Snowden.
DJ Pangburn
8.4.17
leaking

How the New Suspected NSA Leaker Reality Winner Was Caught

From the characteristics of physical documents, to not using work computers, there’s plenty to learn from the recent bombshell leaking charge.
Joseph Cox
6.6.17
50 states of art

Colorado's Digital Archaeologist Is Mapping Your Data Doppelgänger

Meet Chris Coleman, an artist and academic in Colorado exploring the impact of the internet on human existence.
Andrew Salomone
4.27.17
Special Case

How Twitter Sued the Trump Administration and Won Almost Instantly

Twitter sued Customs and Border Protection on Thursday. By Friday morning, the government withdrew its subpoena for the user information of @ALT_uscis.
Sarah Jeong
4.7.17
Pop Art

"Fatherless" Collective Seeks Truth in an Alternative Facts Exhibit

The group showcases their own version of today’s information overload.
Diana Shi
4.1.17
Creeping 101

Facebook’s Creepiest Search Tool Is Back Thanks to This Site

Do you know how much of your information is out there?
Jordan Pearson
2.14.17
Page Turners

A $2.5 Million Book Heist Proves the Printed Page Is Still Sacred

160 reasons why we cherish antiquarian tomes.
Ben Sullivan
2.14.17
Canada

Canada's Supreme Court Is Preserving Every Website Mentioned In Its Rulings

The country’s top court is publicly archiving every single hyperlink in its decisions, so they aren’t lost.
Dylan C. Robertson
1.31.17
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