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  1. 😳
    The Strange Appearance of ‘What Would You Do If We Kissed’ MemesHow awkward online flirting became a running joke.
  2. moderation
    Report: YouTube’s Alt-Right Content Is As Popular As Its MusicFor years, employees warned executives about prioritizing engagement above all else.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. internet culture
    European Parliament Passes Tough Online Copyright RulesInternet activists have criticized the measure as one that concentrates power and limits free speech.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. security
    Facebook Stored Passwords Insecurely for YearsFacebook employees could have easily accessed the login info for hundreds of millions of users.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. competition
    Spotify Takes On Apple’s Anti-Competitive Behavior in EuropeSpotify’s lawsuit mirrors Elizabeth Warren’s critique of the tech giants.
  17. elizabeth postin'
    That Facebook Accidentally Removed Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-FB Ads Is the PointEven when operating in good faith and striving for equal enforcement, Facebook’s scale makes doing so impossible, with significant consequences.
  18. happy birthday mr. romney
    Mitt Romney Blows Out Birthday Candles One by OneThe senator, normal, is 72 years old today.
  19. mueller investigation
    The Mueller Report May Be Done, But We’ll Always Have the ThreadsCasual conspiracy theorizing has become the new normal.
  20. technology
    Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Break Up Big Tech Is Extremely Aggressive. Good.Intelligencer tech writers Max Read and Brian Feldman react to Elizabeth Warren’s aggressive proposal to break up Silicon Valley megaplatforms
  21. the zucc
    Mark Zuckerberg Discovers the Problem With Facebook Is FacebookMark Zuckerberg’s solution for Facebook’s privacy issues doesn’t address the features that caused them in the first place.
  22. series of tubes
    The Democrats Are Trying to Bring Back a Free, Open InternetThe Democrats have introduced a bill that would restore the FCC’s 2015 net neutrality order.
  23. content
    A Dispute on Twitter Illustrates the Insanity of Copyright LawThe current architecture favors those with time and money to burn, not individuals who get ripped off.
  24. grookey
    We’re Closer Than Ever to Having a Pokémon With a GunThe nonexistent Pokémon Gun follows an internet tradition of giving the stanned firearms.
  25. ipo
    Lyft, Which Lost Almost $1 Billion Last Year, Files to Go PublicThe rideshare app’s public offering is the first big one of 2019.
  26. just asking
    How Question Prompts Took Over TwitterThe hot new social media trend? Asking people to talk about themselves.
  27. fines
    TikTok Will Pay $5.7 Million for Violating Child PrivacyThe app knew that children under 13 were using it, but dragged its feet on complying with COPPA.
  28. esmeraldas do caos
    Brazil’s Far-Right President Seems to Like Music From an Infamous Sonic GameBolsonaro chuckled. “You mean the Chaos Emeralds?”
  29. moderation
    Facebook Can’t Solve Its Problems by Throwing Bodies at ThemThe social network’s fix for pervasive moderation issues is to bring on more and more people, rather than address structural issues.
  30. accidents
    Software Glitch Causes Lime Scooters to Lock Up Mid-RideNew Zealand officials suspended the company’s license after the scooters’ brakes activated without warning more than 150 times.
  31. data
    Even When It Doesn’t Ask For It, Facebook Gets Tons of DataThe company’s many different collection methods reveal a tangled web of collection schemes.
  32. facebook
    Zuckerberg Will Finally Meet With UK OfficialAll it took was a blistering government report that called Facebook a corrupt company run by “digital gangsters.”
  33. ancestry
    How a Viral Video of Cybergoths Presaged the Emote Dance CrazeIt turns out the cybergoths were years ahead of their time.
  34. intellectual property
    Even If the Fortnite Lawsuits Fail, This Issue Isn’t Going AwayBeing able to perfectly reproduce movements into infinity is a new, legally unexplored issue.
  35. dog in big fire: this is fines
    Facebook May Have Earned Itself a Billion-Dollar FineThe social network is reportedly in negotiations with the FTC.
  36. game review
    Crackdown 3 Is What It’d Feel Like If Netflix Made a Video GameIt’s a fun enough game, so long as you’re only paying $10 to play it through Xbox’s subscription service.
  37. game review
    Far Cry: New Dawn Is a Sillier, Better Version of Far Cry 5The newest Far Cry game is a textbook example of creativity springing from tight restrictions.
  38. yeehaw
    How the 60-Year-Old Country Song ‘Big Iron’ Became an Enduring MemeThanks to its use in a popular video game, Marty Robbins’s murder ballad has stayed popular as a cowboy gag for years.
  39. memes
    A Brief History of Saying ‘Gay Rights!’ OnlineA viral clip from stars of The Favourite has a tangled past.
  40. internet
    Russia Will Cut Itself Off From the Rest of the Internet (Temporarily)Russia is examining new regulations that will ensure the internet can still operate if other countries decide to penalize it.
  41. extortion
    Jeff Bezos Thwarts the National Enquirer’s Nude Picture Extortion AttemptThe Amazon CEO published correspondence between his camp and a tabloid digging up dirt on his affair.
  42. extortion
    Jeff Bezos Thwarts the National Enquirer’s Nude Picture Extortion AttemptThe Amazon CEO published correspondence between his camp and a tabloid digging up dirt on his affair.
  43. goatse
    Goatse Is Now a Cryptocurrency StuntThe site cribs from the Million Dollar Homepage playbook to rake in Ethereum cryptocurrency.
  44. emoji
    Unicode Introduces New Emoji for 2019Many of the new emoji are focused on accessibility.
  45. the matrix
    Philosopher Nick Bostrom on Whether We Live in a SimulationAnd what he thinks about the tech billionaires trying to break us out.
  46. instagram
    FuckJerry’s Success Is Instagram’s FailureInstagram has known about the popular meme account for years — and done nothing about it.
  47. freebooting
    The Real Story Behind the Viral ‘Poo Flip’A New York investigation uncovers contested history, new footage, and — finally — the truth.
  48. zuck bucks
    Facebook Will No Longer Say How Healthy Facebook IsInstead, the company will report aggregated metrics for its overall “family” of services
  49. oops
    Apple Disables Facebook Apps Following News of Shady Research ProjectFacebook used its privileged iOS access to distribute a “research” app that could collect tons of sensitive data from consumers’ phones.
  50. friendly fraud
    Senators Look Into Facebook’s Predatory Game DesignChildren were inadvertently spending hundreds or thousands of dollars and Facebook saw no issue with it.
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