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|Archived Since:||February 24, 2011|
It was hailed as remarkable: a way for a company to raise funds without going through traditional institutions. Two weeks later, the SEC sounded an alarm warning people with Bitcoin to beware of 'fraudsters and promoters of high-risk investment schemes.'
The tale tells us much about what we have to fear and what we must improve as more and more of the devices in our lives become connected to the Internet, and to the pranksters, spies, voyeurs and fraudsters who dwell there.
"Please note that this form is an initial effort," says Google in a document Europeans can fill out to be "forgotten" by the search giant.
Tim Hwang plants ideas all over the Internet and has the hustle to make them stick.
It's the first time Twitter has removed content in Pakistan. Belle Knox was not honored to help the Pakistani government lose its Twitter censorship virginity.
It is a strange series of events that link two Armenian software engineers; a Shenzen, China-based webcam company; two sets of new parents in the U.S.; and an unknown creep who likes to hack baby monitors to yell obscenities at children. “Wake up, you little slut,” the hacker screamed at the top of his digital [...]
YouTube removed Rodger's 'Retribution' video soon after the murders occurred, but the rest of his videos racked up hundreds of thousands of views over the holiday weekend.
On Friday night, a 22-year-old drove through a popular night spot in the college town of Santa Barbara and started shooting.
Facebook had two big announcements this week that show the company's wildly divergent takes on the nature of privacy.
Two-factor authentication is a great solution to the 'password problem' until it makes you break a window.
Allowing immigrants to send money to relatives without crazy fees is a great Bitcoin use case, but isn't very feasible yet.
Ride-sharing service Lyft is known for its pink mustaches and fist bumps. But a Seattle driver recently got a fist bump of a less friendly sort.
Two start-ups acting badly show what can go wrong when companies start scraping your social media profiles.
Why is the New York Times letting these sites steal all the traffic to their innovation report?
Should the first rule of popularizing Bitcoin be not to talk about Bitcoin?
People who request information be removed from search engines can get what they want, but they won't be able to let the 'forgetting' be forgotten.
Lesson 1: It is easier to live on Bitcoin in San Francisco this year than it was last year.
It is infuriating to discover unequal pay, no matter what species you are.
It's the digital advertising equivalent of asking a woman who is not pregnant when she is due.
Day 7: The luxurious Bitcoin week ends with a stumble.