crowdfunding

transparency

The Internet Is Crowdfunding the Release of 4,358 Secret CIA Mind Control Documents

Twelve years after receiving a cache of CIA documents related to the MKUltra program, John Greenewald of the Black Vault realized that thousands of pages had been omitted. Now, he's asking the internet for help.
Michael Gaynor
8.13.18
Patreon

Patreon Is Suspending Adult Content Creators Because of Its Payment Partners

The subscription crowdfunding platform Patreon confirmed that they are increasing efforts to review content, due to payment processor pressure.
Samantha Cole
6.28.18
who asked for this

This Doomed Robotic Bra on Indiegogo Is the Weirdest Sex Toy I've Ever Seen

The BigoDicky, a crowdfunded sex toy that never was.
Samantha Cole
3.1.18
Patreon

Creators Are Concerned About Patreon’s Service Fee Change

Several backers and creators we spoke to are wondering what will happen next.
Samantha Cole
12.7.17
Daily Dystopia

Dystopia Alert: Floating Cameras for Your House

Companies keep suggesting we should put floating cameras that track us in our homes.
Samantha Cole
10.26.17
porn

Adult Content Creators: Patreon Is Doing ‘the Exact Opposite of What We Asked For’

Patreon's perceived crackdown against porn has gotten messy, and one of the people fighting back was suspended by Twitter without explanation.
Samantha Cole
10.25.17
porn

Adult Content Creators Are Fighting Patreon's New Anti-Porn Rules

"Every platform kicks us off eventually. Where are our rights?"
Samantha Cole
10.25.17
Twitter

The Alt-Right Is Trying to Crowdfund Twitter's Destruction

They’re attempting to raise $250,000 to take Twitter to trial for discrimination.
Samantha Cole
1.25.17
Science

The Guy Behind Long-Delayed Glowing Plants Kickstarter Wants to Sell You Moss

Antony Evans still hasn’t shipped any glow-in-the-dark plants, but he wants you to trust him on his new product.
Madison Margolin
11.29.16
short circuit

Why Kickstarter Projects May Not Benefit From Live Video Pitches

You can interact, in real time, with the projects you want to back.
Kevin Wong
11.9.16
Sex

This Innovative Vibrator Will Be the First Sex Toy on Kickstarter

Dame Products, a Brooklyn-based sex toy company, is releasing its second product, Fin, through Kickstarter.
Lux Alptraum
11.2.16
crowdfunding

Other People’s Money: The Murky World of Crowdfunded Poker

Sites like StakeKings and YouStake are making it easy to get in on the action.
Cameron Tung
7.29.16