information

Internet

Social Media Is a Weapon of War. How We Use It Is Up to Us

"'Win' the internet, [and] you can win silly feuds, elections, and deadly serious battles."
David Axe
9.4.18
climate change

Sea Level Rise Will Flood Key Internet Infrastructure Within 15 Years

NYC, Miami, and Seattle are among the metropolitan regions most vulnerable to internet infrastructure damage due to climate change.
Becky Ferreira
7.16.18
equihax

Canada's Privacy Watchdog Is Investigating Equifax

The credit firm still won't say how many Canadians are affected.
Jordan Pearson
9.15.17
leaking

How the New Suspected NSA Leaker Reality Winner Was Caught

From the characteristics of physical documents, to not using work computers, there’s plenty to learn from the recent bombshell leaking charge.
Joseph Cox
6.6.17
Special Case

How Twitter Sued the Trump Administration and Won Almost Instantly

Twitter sued Customs and Border Protection on Thursday. By Friday morning, the government withdrew its subpoena for the user information of @ALT_uscis.
Sarah Jeong
4.7.17
Creeping 101

Facebook’s Creepiest Search Tool Is Back Thanks to This Site

Do you know how much of your information is out there?
Jordan Pearson
2.14.17
Page Turners

A $2.5 Million Book Heist Proves the Printed Page Is Still Sacred

160 reasons why we cherish antiquarian tomes.
Ben Sullivan
2.14.17
Canada

Canada's Supreme Court Is Preserving Every Website Mentioned In Its Rulings

The country’s top court is publicly archiving every single hyperlink in its decisions, so they aren’t lost.
Dylan C. Robertson
1.31.17
Op-Ed

Information Won't Make Us Immortal

A new philosophy that information is the 'Soul 2.0' is gaining momentum online, but it's wishful thinking.
Riccardo Manzotti
12.22.16
crime

Warrant Canary for Activist Email Service Riseup Seemingly Expires

Riseup seems to be carefully stepping around its out of date warrant canary, which is typically used to flag secret surveillance orders.
Joseph Cox
11.25.16
Twitter

Trump Protesters Falsely Accused of Anti-Chinese Racism in Viral Weibo Story

Fake information is not just a problem for American social media.
Sarah Jeong
11.15.16
Google

Google-Backed A.I. Aims to Help Journalists Write Better News Stories

JUICE project sifts sources for inspiration.
Ben Sullivan
11.11.16