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  1. technology
    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.
  2. whoops
    If You Posted Music on Myspace Between 2003 and 2015, It’s Probably GoneOver 50 million songs have reportedly been deleted.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. select all
    Silicon Valley Wants a Monument to Itself. Will It Scale?So far it’s just vaporware.
  6. facebook
    Facebook and Instagram Face Historic OutagesUsers in major cities reported multiple disruptions on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
  7. competition
    Spotify Takes On Apple’s Anti-Competitive Behavior in EuropeSpotify’s lawsuit mirrors Elizabeth Warren’s critique of the tech giants.
  8. fix the subway
    A Foolproof Guide to Making Your Subway Misfortunes Go ViralRats. Sweat. Waterfalls. Just throwing out some ideas, here.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. college admissions scandal
    College Admission Scam Involved Photoshopping Kids’ Heads Onto Athletes’ BodiesA truly hilarious detail from newly unsealed court documents.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. mueller investigation
    The Mueller Report May Be Done, But We’ll Always Have the ThreadsCasual conspiracy theorizing has become the new normal.
  17. 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?
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  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. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. not a gouda idea
    Ranked: Best Cheeses to Throw at Your BabyA guide to this week’s viral challenge.
  26. 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.
  27. good grief
    Facebook Still Wants Your Friends to Engage When You’re DeadThe platform is rolling out a new “memorial tributes” feature.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. select all
    Momo Isn’t What Parents Need to Worry About on YouTubeUnderstanding this week’s overhyped internet panic.
  32. life in pixels
    Who Pays for Silicon Valley’s Hidden Costs?Magically convenient services and devices are often subsidized by exploitative labor arrangements.
  33. 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?
  34. 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.
  35. dumbphones
    Motorola’s Foldable Phone Has Me Nostalgic for My Pink Razr DaysThe greatest phone ever made.
  36. the cut opinion pages
    Break Your PhoneIt’s the only way to be acceptably disconnected.
  37. 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.
  38. select all
    Momo Isn’t What Parents Need to Worry About on YouTubeUnderstanding this week’s overhyped internet panic.
  39. 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.
  40. fix the subway
    Bad Subway Still BadIf your commute involves the Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street station, maybe consider rerouting.
  41. just asking questions
    Shoshana Zuboff Talks Surveillance Capitalism’s Threat to DemocracyThe Harvard Business School professor discusses what she believes is a new mode of capitalism being ushered in by Silicon Valley.
  42. technology
    When the Alt-right Loves Your AppIt’s not just Facebook and Google — small start-ups have to deal with toxic content and figure out how to balance free speech, too.
  43. how to
    Here’s How to Turn Off Gmail’s Terrible ‘Nudge’ FeatureWe already have enough email anxiety, thank you.
  44. select all
    Google Does Thing It Should Have Done Months Ago, Ends Forced ArbitrationThe change comes months after thousands of its employees walked out of work, demanding change.
  45. technology
    Some American Airlines Seats Have Built-in CamerasThe airline says they’ve never been used, so everything is fine.
  46. don't read the comments
    YouTube Is Scrambling, Again, to Fix Its Child Predation ProblemThe company has already removed 400 channels.
  47. anti-vaxx
    Pinterest Temporarily Blocks All Vaccine Content (Factual and Otherwise)The platform, like many tech companies, is trying to figure out how to handle conspiracy theories.
  48. google
    Google Sorry It Forgot to Mention Nest Security Systems Have Secret MicrophonesTurns out that piece of tech you bought under the guise of self-protection actually has the capability to spy on you.
  49. ranch resistance
    Kirsten Gillibrand Couldn’t Keep This College Student From Her Ranch DressingTalking with Twitter’s mystery ranch woman.
  50. viral video
    Kirsten Gillibrand Couldn’t Keep This College Student From Her Ranch DressingTalking with Twitter’s mystery ranch woman.
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