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  1. good question
    Wait, Are People Really Tracking My Emails?Constantly, as it turns out.
  2. anti-vaxx
    GoFundMe Becomes the Latest Platform to Ban Anti-Vax Misinformation CampaignsAnti-vax, or “vaccine choice,” campaigns have raised $170,000 in the last four years.
  3. college admissions scandal
    College Admissions Scam Fallout: What Happened to Everyone in the ScandalUSC has rejected several applicants, influencer Olivia Jade Giannulli lost major endorsement deals, and Hallmark is done with Lori Loughlin.
  4. security
    Facebook Stored Passwords Insecurely for YearsFacebook employees could have easily accessed the login info for hundreds of millions of users.
  5. 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.
  6. select all
    Take a Look at Very Funny Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand’s Meme ShirtThe New York senator and 2020 presidential candidate is back in Iowa and paying tribute to “Ranch Girl.”
  7. science of us
    Most Days I Don’t Speak at AllIs that weird?
  8. 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.
  9. college admissions scandal
    What Every Kid in the College Admissions Scandal Knew About the ScamWhile it appears some teens participated, many were kept in the dark — though doctored photos and tests proctored by mom should have tipped them off.
  10. select all
    Bitcoin Tie Guy Is Breakout Star of the Elizabeth Holmes DocumentaryVenture capitalist Tim Draper chose to make a, uh, fashion statement in the HBO documentary about failed blood-testing start-up Theranos.
  11. 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.
  12. whoops
    If You Posted Music on Myspace Between 2003 and 2015, It’s Probably GoneOver 50 million songs have reportedly been deleted.
  13. life in pixels
    Why We Fake College Applications and Facebook ProfilesRick Singer’s college admissions fixing scheme has a lot in common with scams and catfishing on social media.
  14. 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.
  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. select all
    Silicon Valley Wants a Monument to Itself. Will It Scale?So far it’s just vaporware.
  17. facebook
    Facebook and Instagram Face Historic OutagesUsers in major cities reported multiple disruptions on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
  18. competition
    Spotify Takes On Apple’s Anti-Competitive Behavior in EuropeSpotify’s lawsuit mirrors Elizabeth Warren’s critique of the tech giants.
  19. fix the subway
    A Foolproof Guide to Making Your Subway Misfortunes Go ViralRats. Sweat. Waterfalls. Just throwing out some ideas, here.
  20. select all
    Amazon Finally Stops Selling Some Books Promoting Fake Autism ‘Cures’It’s unclear why Amazon only chose to pull two titles and not all of them.
  21. influencers
    For Once, Influencers Are Not the Worst People in the StoryLori Loughlin’s daughter is a first-year student at USC with nearly 2 million YouTube subscribers. Her parents are accused of buying her admission.
  22. data security
    63red Safe, the Yelp for the MAGA Crowd, Is Reportedly Full of Data LeaksA new app that helps Trump supporters find conservative-friendly restaurants is reportedly full of ways to leak users’ data.
  23. 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.
  24. college admissions scandal
    College Admission Scam Involved Photoshopping Kids’ Heads Onto Athletes’ BodiesA truly hilarious detail from newly unsealed court documents.
  25. google
    Why Businesses Feel Forced to Buy Google Ads on Searches for Their Own NamesFor many brands, buying ads on Google is more about fending off competitors than getting their name out there.
  26. select all
    Tesla Says It Was Just Kidding, Stores to Remain OpenThe company is only closing 10 percent of its stores, despite a previous announcement.
  27. mueller investigation
    The Mueller Report May Be Done, But We’ll Always Have the ThreadsCasual conspiracy theorizing has become the new normal.
  28. augmented reality
    Apple Augmented-Reality Glasses Said to Be Coming in 2020When Tim Cook promised shareholders a product that would “blow you away,” was this what he meant?
  29. 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
  30. select all
    YouTube’s Plan to Keep Kids Safe Shows How Little It Cares About CreatorsThe platform is finally tackling its child predation problem, but the new rules could prove expensive or impossible for G-rated YouTubers to manage.
  31. facebook
    Facebook’s Anti-Vax Crackdown Is a Big Anti-Conspiracy MoveCutting anti-vaccination results from searches on Facebook and Instagram guts conspiracist info from the feeds of 2.32 billion monthly active users.
  32. 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.
  33. folding phones
    Here’s What Will Determine If Folding Phones Are a Fad or for RealThe milestones to look for to figure out if folding phones have a future.
  34. 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.
  35. cracking up
    Fancy Fingerprint Scanners Mean Cracking Your Smartphone Screen Will Get PricierUnder-screen fingerprint scanners are very cool and very expensive if you end up dropping your phone on the sidewalk.
  36. not a gouda idea
    Ranked: Best Cheeses to Throw at Your BabyA guide to this week’s viral challenge.
  37. select all
    Amazon’s Charity Funds Anti-VaxxersAmazonSmile, which gives 0.5 percent of your cost of purchase to charity, lets people donate to organizations spreading misinformation about vaccines.
  38. good grief
    Facebook Still Wants Your Friends to Engage When You’re DeadThe platform is rolling out a new “memorial tributes” feature.
  39. god save the teen
    A Rare Happy Ending Story Involving Reddit and Anti-VaxxersEthan Lindenberger decided to defy his anti-vaxxer parents and get inoculated at 18. Reddit helped him do it.
  40. huawei
    The Real Reason Huawei Would Sue the U.S. GovernmentThe Chinese company thinks the U.S. has no evidence Huawei is actually a threat to national security. A lawsuit could force the U.S. to offer proof.
  41. kids these days
    How Are Kids Supposed to Learn to Be Smart Online If Adults Are Such Dummies?The Momo challenge spread not because of children online, but because their parents didn’t bother to do their homework on whether the threat was real.
  42. select all
    Momo Isn’t What Parents Need to Worry About on YouTubeUnderstanding this week’s overhyped internet panic.
  43. life in pixels
    Who Pays for Silicon Valley’s Hidden Costs?Magically convenient services and devices are often subsidized by exploitative labor arrangements.
  44. cloud chasing
    Are We Reaching ‘Peak Cloud’?Has the market reached the point where nearly everyone who needs a cloud computing solution already has it?
  45. cybersecurity
    Cops’ Favorite Phone Hacking Tool Is Being Sold on eBayThe Cellebrite UFED promises to help law enforcement crack into suspects’ phones. If you have $100 and an eBay account, you can now do the same.
  46. dumbphones
    Motorola’s Foldable Phone Has Me Nostalgic for My Pink Razr DaysThe greatest phone ever made.
  47. the cut opinion pages
    Break Your PhoneIt’s the only way to be acceptably disconnected.
  48. michael cohen
    Hey, Did You Know Michael Cohen Has an Accent?The native Long Islander has a lot to say to the House Oversight Committee — and people have a lot of opinions about the way he’s saying it.
  49. select all
    Momo Isn’t What Parents Need to Worry About on YouTubeUnderstanding this week’s overhyped internet panic.
  50. the price of paranoia
    What Is the Cost of the U.S. Paranoia About Chinese Telecom Manufacturer Huawei?The telecom manufacturing giant is very close to the Chinese government — and vital to the future of U.S. cellular networks.
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