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Filed Under:Society & Culture
Posts on Regator:1177
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Archived Since:February 24, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Living On Bitcoin A Year Later: ‘Why are people just sitting on their Bitcoin?’

Day 6: Bitcoin living is far more luxurious this year. I use my bitcoin bank to head to wine country.

Living On Bitcoin A Year Later: All Grown Up (And A Little Naughty)

Day 5: In which I spend my Bitcoin dollars at a ramen restaurant and a strip club.

Living On Bitcoin A Year Later: Where Ross Ulbricht Went To Trade Bitcoins

The early adopters were a small group of people who loved a very weird thing; oftentimes under those circumstances, everybody knows everybody else.

Living On Bitcoin A Year Later: Eating Like A Crypto-King

I used to feel completely crazy when I told people I could only pay for things in Bitcoin. Now I merely feel eccentric.

Government Tells Snapchat To Stop Lying About Photos Disappearing

On Thursday, the FTC announced that the company made all kinds of false privacy and security claims, including the premise of the app: that it could send photos that would self destruct, which is something unfortunate teenage girls have also discovered.

Living On Bitcoin A Year Later: The Cryptocurrency’s Youngest Miner?

My plan Tuesday is to head to Silicon Valley to meet a teen who may be Bitcoin’s youngest miner, to buy lunch with Bitcoin at the only coffee shop that takes it in the area, and to hunt down an elusive Bitcoin ATM.

The Technological Reason Why Cops Shouldn’t Be Snooping Through Smartphones

There's a technological reason why cops shouldn't fire up a smartphone and start poking around when they arrest someone: They might destroy evidence.

Why Facebook’s New ‘Anonymous Login’ Matters

By giving users the power of anonymity for services outside of Facebook, the company makes itself more valuable as the broker who grants access to those users, about which it knows so much.

Baby Monitor Hacker Still Terrorizing Babies And Their Parents

Last summer, someone hacked into a Houston couple’s baby monitor in order to yell at their daughter and tell her to “wake up, you little slut.” The Gilbert family was using an Internet-connected Foscam product that had known vulnerabilities that would make it easy for a knowledgeable intruder to get into it and control it. [...]

You Can Hide Your Pregnancy Online, But You’ll Feel Like A Criminal

Janet Vertesi may be the only expectant woman in America not to see a single diaper ad over the course of her pregnancy.

To Really Punish Gurbaksh Chahal, Opt Out Of RadiumOne’s Ads

Those upset about how an advertising company CEO's domestic abuse episode can do more than just tweet, blog, and hate-read blog posts; they can choose not to let the online advertising company do business on them.

Mob Justice For RadiumOne CEO Who Abused Girlfriend (On His Own Surveillance Tape)

Gurbaksh Chahal is a self-made millionaire who cashed in on the Internet advertising boom. He’s currently the CEO of RadiumOne, a social advertising platform. And as of last week, he has a rap sheet. He pled guilty to two misdemeneanors in a domestic violence incident that happened in San Francisco last August. Valleywag brought attention to [...]

If You Get A Misdelivered Package, UPS Will Give A Stranger Your Home Address

A Texan man was not happy about becoming an unofficial post office: "UPS, you delivered someone else's package to me, then GAVE THEM OUR ADDRESS!? Stranger shows up to get package - that's protocol!?"

How To Kill Your Facebook Email Address

A week ago, someone started using my address to sign up for sex cam services and an inappropriately-named Instagram account, so I killed it.

This Guy Hunts Down The Men Behind Revenge Porn Websites

Adam Steinbaugh is a law clerk in Los Angeles with a weird side hobby: revenge porn vigilantism.

Civilizing Society, One Bad Review At A Time

One day, we will all have star ratings attached to our Facebook profiles with reviews from many different contexts.

Is The GitHub Scandal’s Bizarre Transparency The New Norm?

What was once swept under the rug is now hotly debated by those involved all over social media, from Twitter to Medium to Secret.

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