platforms

platforms

YouTube Has Been Harvesting Kids' Data for Years and the FTC Seems Fine with That

YouTube wants to put the responsibility on content creators to turn off ads for kids under 13.
David Uberti
7.9.19
informed consent

Senators Introduce Bill That Would Ban Websites From Using Manipulative Consent Forms

Platforms have a problem with informed consent. A new Senate bill might change that.
Caroline Haskins
4.9.19
infowars life

Alex Jones’s ‘InfoWars Life’ Products Are Still For Sale on Amazon

InfoWars merchandise is central to Alex Jones’s brand, and right now Amazon is one of the remaining platforms still associated with the conspiracy theorist.
Sarah Emerson
8.7.18
Open Directories

Open Directories Are the Only Interesting Places Left on the Internet

An ode to the lowly open directory, heroic grab bags of mystery files.
Jason Koebler
4.5.18
platforms

A Brief History of YouTube Censorship

For as long as it has existed, YouTube has been under pressure from different governments to remove a wide range of content.
Jillian York
3.26.18
platforms

The Worst Thing About Facebook Is That It Doesn’t Let Us Forget

It compels us to be invested in the lives of people we have no business caring about.
Louise Matsakis
10.13.17
Same as it ever was

Facebook Has to Keep Apologizing for Its Business Model

Sorry. Sorry. I’m trying to remove it.
Jordan Pearson
5.1.17
Sex

The App-Driven Web Is Too Prudish for Sex

As more and more traffic has moved off the open web and into apps, sexual content is getting left behind.
Lux Alptraum
11.20.15
All Fronts

Weapons of Mass Persuasion

Online advertising has allowed governments and political entities to weaponize the marketplace of ideas. Is there anything we can do about it?
Tim Hwang
9.18.15
short circuit

Apple Just Poached a HoloLens Engineer from Microsoft

AR could become the next great computing platform.
Nicholas Deleon
8.31.15
Reviews

The Uncanny Valley of Branded Virtual Reality

It’s not that brands are bad, per se, it’s that these uses of the new medium are particularly suffocating​.
Kyle Chayka
8.5.15
Internet

Life After Content Farming: the Transcendence of Bill Simmons

Bill Simmons may be the ‘most organic’ content farmer of all time.
carles.buzz
5.15.15
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