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digital divide
digital divide

Digital Surveillance Is Class Warfare

The poor are victimized by devices and the companies who profit from them.
Jordan Pearson
5.15.17
Drone On
Drone On

The Bizarre, High-Flying World of ‘Dronevertising’

The Don Drapers of today are turning to drones to hawk soda and car services, even if the regulations are tight and the results are lame.
Zara Stone
2.16.17
Cambridge Analytica
Cambridge Analytica

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

How Cambridge Analytica used your Facebook data to help the Donald Trump campaign in the 2016 election.
Hannes Grassegger & Mikael Krogerus
1.28.17
RIP
RIP

Yahoo! Is Dead, Will Now Be Called ‘Altaba'

If the Verizon deal goes through, one of Silicon Valley’s most famous brand names will soon exist only in our memories.
Sam Gustin
1.10.17
Facebook
Facebook

Why Twitch Is Joining Facebook In Blocking Ad Blockers

Getting rid of online ads is no longer as easy as installing an ad blocker.
Kayla Matthews
12.13.16
Google
Google

Automation Is Coming for SEO Content Farmers

How four twenty-somethings in Ohio built a neural network that outperforms offshore content mills.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.12.16
News
News

Facebook Says It Will Detect and Disable Racial Discrimination in Some Ads

'Ethnic affinity' marketing will be banned on ads for housing, employment, and credit.
Jordan Pearson
11.11.16
Smartphone
Smartphone

How Your Smartphone Light Sensor Could Help Websites Track You

A researcher details the theoretical privacy risks created by your smartphone light sensor.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.31.16
short circuit
short circuit

Here’s How to Prevent WhatsApp from Giving Facebook Your Phone Number

WhatsApp claims giving Facebook your phone number will lead to an improved experience, but you can sidestep the move for now.
Nicholas Deleon
8.25.16
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

The Trump Campaign Appears to Be Advertising on the Hillary Clinton Subreddit

Donald Trump's official Reddit account has started buying ads all across the site.
Jason Koebler
8.19.16
short circuit
short circuit

Facebook Claims Moral Imperative In Fight Against Ad Blockers

Facebook isn’t hurting for ad revenue, but instead wants to take a moral stand against the use of ad blockers.
Nicholas Deleon
8.9.16
Gaming
Gaming

The 'Pokémon Go' Endgame: Getting You to Walk Into Chipotle

Developer Niantic has plenty of experience with 'location-based ads,' and it's sitting on a gold mine with "Pokémon Go."
Leif Johnson
7.12.16