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Finnish Synth-Pop Band FEELS Uses WhatsApp to Share New Tunes

The Last Record: the rising Finnish band shared their latest finds while relaxing in the middle of the countryside.
Britt Julious
7.15.17
tech

How to Stamp Out Trolls and Make the Internet a Safer Place

To some unfortunate users, the internet is a minefield of harassment and hatred. But there are steps we can take to make it a lot friendlier.
Mike Diver
5.6.16
Stuff

I Spent a Week Undercover in a Pro-Anorexia WhatsApp Group

The skeletal girls in it bowed before a mysterious leader known as "the goddess of emaciation."
Nadja Brenneisen
7.8.15
tech

It's Not Your Fault that Your Parents Don't 'Get' the Internet

I don't know what it is exactly, but sentences like "I think my Wi-Five is broken" make my blood boil.
Franz Lichtenegger
6.17.15
Stuff

I Catfished a Pedophile Who Was Posing as a Pro-Anorexia Coach

While researching the pro-ana community for an article, I stumbled across some evidence that these forums have become a hunting ground for sexual predators.
Nadja Brenneisen
6.10.15
tech

We Collected Your Snapchat Messages for David Cameron and His Snapchat Ban

David Cameron wants to crack down on encrypted messaging services such as WhatsApp and Snapchat. Britain responded with its boobs, dicks, and balls.
Joel Golby
1.14.15
News

Prime Minister David Cameron Wants to Ban Snapchat and WhatsApp from the UK

Encrypted communications are right in Cameron's laser sights. What next, dude? You wanna go nuts on Emoji as well?
Joel Golby
1.13.15
News

Mexican Drug Cartels Are Using Social Media Apps to Commit Virtual Kidnappings

Facebook and WhatsApp are being used to trick people into ponying up cash for safe relatives.
Priscila Mosqueda
9.17.14
Here Be Dragons

Mark Zuckerberg's Information Monopoly

Facebook just acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion, a crazy amount of money to spend buying a company with scant revenue—but Mark Zuckerberg isn't buying a business; he's trying to corner the market on data.
Martin Robbins
2.28.14