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.
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.
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.
Open Directories Are the Only Interesting Places Left on the Internet
An ode to the lowly open directory, heroic grab bags of mystery files.
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.
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.
Same as it ever was
Facebook Has to Keep Apologizing for Its Business Model
Sorry. Sorry. I’m trying to remove it.
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.
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?
Apple Just Poached a HoloLens Engineer from Microsoft
AR could become the next great computing platform.
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.
Life After Content Farming: the Transcendence of Bill Simmons
Bill Simmons may be the ‘most organic’ content farmer of all time.