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This App Is Helping Black Organizers Bail People Out of Jail

Since the app launched three months ago, over 7,500 users have signed up and have raised more than $60,000.
Deonna Anderson
2.8.18
Die With Me
Die With Me

This Chatroom Only Opens When Your Phone’s About to Die

A whole new, almost-dead world.
Samantha Cole
1.18.18
privacy
privacy

Apple Health Data Is Being Used as Evidence in a Rape and Murder Investigation

German authorities cracked a man's iPhone and found out what he was up to.
Samantha Cole
1.11.18
BABY!
BABY!

The Targets of Mobile Apps: Your Health, Your Ancestors, and Your Baby

Researchers at Yale Privacy Lab analyzed the existence of a hidden economy of trackers packaged into many of the most popular apps in Google Play.
Michael Kwet
Sean O’Brien
12.14.17
On Edge
On Edge

Mental Health Apps Made Me Feel More Overwhelmed Than Ever

Products meant to make me feel better just stressed me out more.
Samantha Cole
12.5.17
Stay Vigilant
Stay Vigilant

66 Percent of Popular Android Cryptocurrency Apps Don't Use Encryption

After analysis, 94 percent had "at least three" medium-risk vulnerabilities.
Jordan Pearson
11.29.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

More Than 1 Million People Downloaded a Fake WhatsApp Android App

The Google Play Store is still filled with malicious copycats of legitimate ads.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.3.17
Design
Design

There Are Over 60 Different Versions of the Facebook App

Does a tiny tweak in design change user behavior?
Louise Matsakis
10.17.17
direct democracy
direct democracy

Colorado Political Candidate Promises to Give His Seat to an App

What if elected representatives actually voted based on what their constituents wanted?
Louise Matsakis
10.16.17
hipstamatic
hipstamatic

Remember Hipstamatic? It's Still Alive

"It's weird—and sometimes sad—to look back and realize that we had a major role to play in the very existence of Instagram."
Claire Downs
10.9.17
Why the long facebook?
Why the long facebook?

'Facebook for Horses' Is Mongolia's Hot New Social App

It's a social network for herders and celebrity horses.
Peter Bittner
8.17.17
Let's Just Be Friends
Let's Just Be Friends

I Tried Being BFFs With an AI

For a week, at least.
Tallie Gabriel
8.8.17