Reddit

Black Hole

Reddit's Data Hoarders Are Freaking Out Over All Those Black Hole Hard Drives

Sure, imaging a black hole for the first time ever is exciting, but posters on Reddit's /r/datahoarder subreddit are focused on the data.
Matthew Gault
4.11.19
copyright

Reddit’s Piracy Subreddit Is Purging a Decade of Posts

The /r/piracy subreddit is deleting all posts older than six months after allegedly being alerted to an overwhelming amount of copyright complaints.
Matthew Gault
4.8.19
lunar eclipse

A Meteorite Crashed Into the 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'

It was the first time an impact has been captured on film during a total lunar eclipse.
Becky Ferreira
1.22.19
Memes

Why Bitcoiners Are Using Memes to Cope With a Crash

Bitcoin's price has plummeted, but the memes keep coming. What's behind this community's obsession?
Jordan Pearson
12.11.18
Reddit

This Word Appears in More Reddit Post Titles Than Any Other

A Reddit user scraped data from every submission that got at least 1,000 upvotes and found Trump topped the list of most-used words for three years running
Kaleigh Rogers
11.9.18
deepfakes

DHS Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny It Has Records on Deepfakes

As DARPA researchers work on identifying manipulated videos, and lawmakers call for an intelligence community report, the DHS is staying tight-lipped on deepfakes.
Joseph Cox
9.18.18
SPAM CITY

Inside a Reddit Sockpuppet Operation

According to multiple Reddit moderators, someone called "Aaron" has approached them to be part of a spam marketing campaign, with a particular focus on cryptocurrency and blockchain-linked projects.
Joseph Cox
9.17.18
Reddit

Reddit Bans the Subreddit Responsible for Mainstreaming 'QAnon' Conspiracy Theories

r/GreatAwakening was banned for harassment and doxxing.
Paris Martineau
9.12.18
Internet Insecurity

Reddit Should Tell Us More About How it Got Hacked

It really sounds like Reddit employees got SIM hijacked. If that’s the case, the company should be more transparent. Everyone gets hacked: It's how you disclose it, and deal with it, that distinguishes you and makes a difference.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.3.18
Reddit

The Creator of the Largest Gamergate Subreddit Rage Quits, Says it’s ‘Infested With Racism and Sexism’

The forum was set to private for about an hour on Thursday night while its founder published an essay on its rampant misogyny and racism.
Samantha Cole
7.13.18
Gaming

The 'Civilization V' Players Trying to Perfect Democracy

Playing a video game by democracy is beautiful, frustrating, and all too real
Matthew Gault
7.11.18
Video Games

Game Developers Dump 'Redshell' Tracking Program After Privacy Backlash

Developers of games like Total War and Civilization are apologizing and removing the software from their games.
Ian Birnbaum
6.18.18
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