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Filed Under:Society & Culture
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Archived Since:February 24, 2011

Blog Post Archive

The First Cryptocoin-Kickstarter For A ‘Bitcoin 2.0? Company Was A Wildly Successful $7 Million Disaster

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 Half-Baked Security Of Our ‘Internet of Things’

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.

Google Offers Up ‘Forget Me’ Form

"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.

The Busiest Man On The Internet

Tim Hwang plants ideas all over the Internet and has the hustle to make them stick.

Duke Porn Star Not Happy About Pakistan Censoring Her Twitter Photos

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.

The Half-Baked Security Of Our ‘Internet of Things’

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 [...]

All Of Elliot Rodger’s Videos (Finally) Removed From YouTube

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.

The Disturbing Internet Footprint Of Santa Barbara Shooter Elliot Rodger

On Friday night, a 22-year-old drove through a popular night spot in the college town of Santa Barbara and started shooting.

Facebook Wants To Listen In On What You’re Doing

Facebook had two big announcements this week that show the company's wildly divergent takes on the nature of privacy.

The Password Problem

Two-factor authentication is a great solution to the 'password problem' until it makes you break a window.

Lyft’s Moment of Truth As Passenger Breaks Seattle Driver’s Nose

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.

No, Your Co-Worker Doesn’t Have A Crush On You, But Spammy Dating App Sway Desperately Wants You

Two start-ups acting badly show what can go wrong when companies start scraping your social media profiles.

The Terribly Irony In The New York Times Failing To Publish Its Own ‘Innovation Report’

Why is the New York Times letting these sites steal all the traffic to their innovation report?

How Google Can Rebelliously Comply With Europe’s ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Ruling

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.

Shutterfly Congratulates A Bunch Of People Without Babies On Their ‘New Arrivals’

It's the digital advertising equivalent of asking a woman who is not pregnant when she is due.

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