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  1. shiver me timbers
    Piracy Is BackThere are too many streaming services. Something’s gotta give.
  2. who has my secrets
    I Don’t Care What My Data Is Worth. I Just Want to Know Who Has It.New legislation would force tech companies to put a precise value on user data, but it targets the wrong industry.
  3. deepfakes
    Are the Deepfake Fears Overblown?Intelligencer staffers discuss whether it’s reasonable to fear that manipulated videos will (further) poison the discourse.
  4. memes
    Finally, I Understand Shaft SonUntangling the simple explanation for an initially confusing meme.
  5. platforms
    Jordan Peterson’s Online Platform Will Shadowban Unpopular OpinionsThe right-wing figure is launching Thinkspot (lol good name).
  6. gender is a construct
    College Student Uses Snapchat Filter for One-man Sex StingA local college student catfished an alleged child predator by using Snapchat’s “gender swap” filter to pose as an underage woman.
  7. gender is a construct
    College Student Uses Snapchat Filter for One-man Sex StingA local college student catfished an alleged child predator by using Snapchat’s AR lenses to pose as an underage woman.
  8. infowars
    Alex Jones Settles Pepe the Frog LawsuitJones will pay creator Matt Furie $15,000 to avoid a trial and further legal fees.
  9. media
    Is Google Really Skimming Billions of Dollars in Revenue From the News Industry?A flawed new study claims that Google is raking it in while journalism fights for scraps.
  10. the cloud
    Google’s Video-Game Platform Wants to Replace Your Console With the CloudThe company unveiled an aggressive push this week to demonstrate parity with more mature console systems.
  11. rules
    YouTube Decides That They Don’t Want White Supremacy on Their Website, After AllRather than hiding bad videos, YouTube now says it will take them down.
  12. ssomgwtfbbq
    Is Apple’s New Privacy Feature Anti-Competitive or Hyper-Competitive?Apple is requiring its own login system to appear in apps that offer logging in through Facebook and Google.
  13. what's tim cookin'
    iTunes Is Dead, Long Live iTunesApple is changing the name of its signature (and reviled) desktop music app.
  14. memes
    The Unifying Energy of ‘Same Energy’ PostsAn improvised system for classifying and organizing the internet takes hold on social media.
  15. streaming
    Spotify Is Testing a Social Listening FeatureThe new functionality hearkens back to the days of Turntable.fm.
  16. psy ops
    Pelosi: ‘Drunk’ Facebook Video Somehow Russia’s FaultThe House Speaker called out Facebook for allowing the video to remain up.
  17. philanthropy
    MacKenzie Bezos Pledges to Give Away at Least $18 BillionThe former wife of Jeff Bezos became a billionaire in her own right after they divorced and pledged this week to give most of it away.
  18. sigur rós
    Nancy Pelosi Slowed Down 800 Percent Is Hauntingly BeautifulWhat happens when you slow down audio of the House Speaker even more?
  19. gross guy still gross
    The Web’s Most Famous Pickup Artist Forum Has Banned Talk of Pickup ArtistryRooshV has taken the God pill.
  20. 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.
  21. bias
    Siri, Are Feminine AI Voices Sexist?The leading tech companies all offer feminized assistants that perpetuate gender stereotypes.
  22. memes
    Here Are a Bunch of Classic Shots That Should Be Studied in Film ClassGame of Thrones inspired a meme about beautiful, symbolic shots.
  23. obits
    Grumpy Cat Has DiedThe viral cat, who rose to fame from a Reddit post, was 7.
  24. 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.
  25. grumps
    Grumpy Cat Has DiedThe viral cat rose to fame from a Reddit post in 2012.
  26. memes
    Grumpy Cat Has DiedThe viral cat rose to fame from a Reddit post in 2012.
  27. nedm
    Influential Early Website YTMND Shuts DownThe site, hosting elaborate GIFs and audio remixes, fell into disrepair years ago and is finally dead.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. pingas
    You Can’t Appease Sonic FansDon’t do this.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. studies
    80 Percent of Tweets Come From 2 Percent of AmericansA new survey finds that young Democrats are overrepresented compared to the general population.
  40. #hashtag
    Jack Dorsey Meets With His Frenemy, Donald TrumpThe pair met to discuss the health of the platform and conversation or whatever.
  41. galaxy fold
    Samsung Delays Galaxy Fold Launch After Review Units BreakThe bendable screen is folding, temporarily.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. hackerz
    Did Donald Trump Jr. Break Computer Law?Never ever use a password that mysteriously appears in your DMs.
  45. 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?
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. #yachtcocaineprostitutes
    Devin Nunes Has No Idea How Twitter WorksThat hasn’t stopped the congressman from suing people over their tweets.
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