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  1. sigur rós
    Nancy Pelosi Slowed Down 800 Percent Is Hauntingly BeautifulWhat happens when you slow down audio of the House Speaker even more?
  2. gross guy still gross
    The Web’s Most Famous Pickup Artist Forum Has Banned Talk of Pickup ArtistryRooshV has taken the God pill.
  3. virtual reality
    The Oculus Quest Is the Nintendo Switch of VRThe Quest does pretty much everything a higher-end model does, without the hassle of wires and setup.
  4. bias
    Siri, Are Feminine AI Voices Sexist?The leading tech companies all offer feminized assistants that perpetuate gender stereotypes.
  5. memes
    Here Are a Bunch of Classic Shots That Should Be Studied in Film ClassGame of Thrones inspired a meme about beautiful, symbolic shots.
  6. obits
    Grumpy Cat Has DiedThe viral cat, who rose to fame from a Reddit post, was 7.
  7. how is babby formed
    Snapchat’s Uncanny Valleys Are Its Biggest Advantage Over InstagramInstagram might have more muscle, but Snapchat biggest asset is its willingness to get weird.
  8. grumps
    Grumpy Cat Has DiedThe viral cat rose to fame from a Reddit post in 2012.
  9. memes
    Grumpy Cat Has DiedThe viral cat rose to fame from a Reddit post in 2012.
  10. nedm
    Influential Early Website YTMND Shuts DownThe site, hosting elaborate GIFs and audio remixes, fell into disrepair years ago and is finally dead.
  11. the zucc
    Facebook May Actually Launch a Functional Privacy ToolThe company is moving ahead with a “Clear History” tool, and Zuckerberg warned advertisers that ad targeting may suffer as a result.
  12. facebook
    Facebook’s Co-Founder Thinks the Company Should Be Broken UpChris Hughes, who helped Mark Zuckerberg found Facebook in a college dorm room, thinks the company’s power (and Zuckerberg’s) is out of control.
  13. yelling at my phone in public
    Google’s Assistant Can Now Fit On Your PhoneThe company shrunk a 100-gigabyte piece of software down to half a gigabyte, speeding it up and making it more secure in the process.
  14. browser wars
    My Broken Browser Broke My Already Broken BrainAll of my browser extensions failed over the weekend, teaching me a valuable lesson about myself.
  15. pingas
    You Can’t Appease Sonic FansDon’t do this.
  16. facebook
    Does Facebook’s Privacy Pivot Really Mean Anything?Intelligencer writers discuss whether the company’s new strategy is as much of a sea change as it appears.
  17. brands
    How an Aquafresh Parody Tumblr Got Swept Up in a Hate-Speech PurgeFans on Tumblr mourned the loss of the Aquafresh guy, who was collateral damage in an effort to root out hate speech.
  18. facebook
    Mark Zuckerberg Tried to Make a Joke About Facebook’s Reputation. Tried.The smirking CEO laughed while understating the company’s dismal reputation when it comes to user privacy. It really has to be seen to be appreciated.
  19. youtube
    PewDiePie Tries to End ‘Subscribe to PewDiePie’ Meme. Will His Fans Let Him?The YouTuber’s name was cited by the Christchurch shooter, despite no tangible association between the two.
  20. robots.txt
    Tax-Prep Companies Are Hiding Free Options From Search ResultsCompanies like TurboTax and H&R Block want you to pay for their software and make it difficult to find the government-mandated free version.
  21. the zucc
    Facebook Sets Aside $3 Billion for FTC FineDespite news that the FTC is preparing to levy the largest fine ever against a tech company, Facebook’s stock price rose this morning.
  22. studies
    80 Percent of Tweets Come From 2 Percent of AmericansA new survey finds that young Democrats are overrepresented compared to the general population.
  23. #hashtag
    Jack Dorsey Meets With His Frenemy, Donald TrumpThe pair met to discuss the health of the platform and conversation or whatever.
  24. galaxy fold
    Samsung Delays Galaxy Fold Launch After Review Units BreakThe bendable screen is folding, temporarily.
  25. qanon
    QAnon Is Just the Standard Trump Train NowThe feverish conspiracy theory hinged on the conclusion of the Mueller report. Now that’s only the starting point.
  26. the zucc
    Facebook Is Not Good at Protecting Your PrivacyThe site revealed this week that it stored millions of passwords insecurely and scraped users’ email contacts to use for ad targeting.
  27. hackerz
    Did Donald Trump Jr. Break Computer Law?Never ever use a password that mysteriously appears in your DMs.
  28. oops
    The Samsung Galaxy Fold, the Phone With the Folding Screen, Is MalfunctioningWho would’ve guessed that a folding screen would break at some point?
  29. old people
    The 2020 Election Will Take Place on Two Different InternetsTrump spending a lot of money to activate Facebook boomers while young people have been abandoning the platform almost entirely.
  30. antitrust
    Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Stopped Using FacebookThe congresswoman said she thinks social media can be bad for your health, and agreed with Warren about antitrust action against large tech firms.
  31. oops
    #DeleteUber Cost Uber Hundreds of Thousands of UsersThe anti-Uber protest revealed a lot of negative sentiment toward the company, a liability as it plans to go public.
  32. privacy
    Can Snapchat Avoid Facebook’s Privacy Mistakes?Snapchat is letting third parties access its user data. That didn’t work out so well when Facebook did something similar.
  33. #yachtcocaineprostitutes
    Devin Nunes Has No Idea How Twitter WorksThat hasn’t stopped the congressman from suing people over their tweets.
  34. technology
    Windows No Longer Yells at You for Ripping Out USB DrivesNo longer will users be unnecessarily menaced by the prospect of data loss.
  35. yeehaw
    Before ‘Old Town Road,’ Lil Nas X Ran a Now-Banned Meme AccountThe breakout rapper just signed with a record label after years spent mastering the art of going viral.
  36. 😳
    The Strange Appearance of ‘What Would You Do If We Kissed’ MemesHow awkward online flirting became a running joke.
  37. moderation
    Report: YouTube’s Alt-Right Content Is As Popular As Its MusicFor years, employees warned executives about prioritizing engagement above all else.
  38. youtube
    YouTube Exec Denies the Existence of ‘Rabbit Hole Effect’The company’s chief product officer asserts that the video site is just giving users options.
  39. end my life please
    For Conspiracy Theorists, Mueller Time Hasn’t Ended (and Never Will)As Robert Mueller’s investigation draws to a close, what will happen to the theorists and sages of resistance Twitter?
  40. facebook
    Facebook Finally Bans White Nationalism From Its PlatformThe policy change notes that there isn’t really a distinction between white supremacy, white nationalism, and white separatism.
  41. internet culture
    European Parliament Passes Tough Online Copyright RulesInternet activists have criticized the measure as one that concentrates power and limits free speech.
  42. here's what tim's been cookin'
    Apple Wants to Be Your Friend NowApple’s always been “friendly but not your friend,” but that approach feels odd for services.
  43. scams
    Scammers Phished More Than $100 Million From Facebook, GoogleAll you need is a misleading corporate name, some overseas bank accounts, and some legit-looking invoices.
  44. security
    Facebook Stored Passwords Insecurely for YearsFacebook employees could have easily accessed the login info for hundreds of millions of users.
  45. yell world
    Why Everyone Is Yelling at Their Phones for FunThanks to screen-recording features on iOS and social media platforms, the game you play by yelling at your phone has had a surprise resurgence.
  46. video games
    The Best Thing About Google’s New Gaming Platform Is Also the WorstGoogle’s game-streaming platform’s close ties to YouTube could create a feedback loop that bodes ill for game developers and fans.
  47. loss (not jpeg)
    Why the Terrible Myspace Data Loss Has a Silver LiningLosing enormous amounts of user data is an unmitigated screw-up, even on a modern internet that craves ephemerality.
  48. mass shootings
    The Shooter’s Manifesto Isn’t in CodeThe Christchurch shooter mentioned PewDiePie and 4chan memes in his attack, but referencing memes doesn’t automatically make something cryptic.
  49. internet history
    Man Who Asked Obama to Bring Back Arrested Development: ‘No Regrets’A decade ago, a viral protest sign asked the president to bring back the cult classic. Maybe he shouldn’t have.
  50. poke
    Mark Zuckerberg’s Presumed Successor Is Leaving FacebookChris Cox, the head of product at Facebook, is leaving the company. The head of WhatsApp is also out.
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