Publishers paying George Takei to promote stories isn’t just weird — it’s an FTC violation
Without disclosure over advertising, news organizations and “influencers” could be in hot water.
How a DIY YouTuber became the target of a sexist conspiracy theory
Dale Dougherty, the founder of the “maker movement,” accused a Chinese woman of being a fraud despite having no evidence.
London criminals can’t get guns, so they’re using acid
Attacks with corrosive chemicals are happening more and more frequently.
Why did the U.K.’s Brexit party implode?
The U.K. Independence Party lost its support in the British general election.
Wikipedia’s method for sorting out “good” and “bad” sources is a mess
The digital encyclopedia has no real leadership, doesn’t vote, and has no rules. So how does it govern itself?
Technology is for the rich
A new report from the IMF documents how technological advancement is chipping away at the share of income that goes to workers.
This classic book by a Portuguese poet is being reprinted on trash and ephemera
Turning ‘The Book of Disquiet’ back into the bits and pieces it was born from
Why Pepsi’s ‘global’ protest ad fell flat around the world
Pepsi released a tone-deaf ad. The U.S. was outraged. The rest of the world rolled its eyes.
The future of driverless cars is a bus
Autonomous pods solve more problems than driverless cars.
New research shows the internet is a swamp and the trolls have won
A survey by Pew Internet suggests the dark side is winning.
You can’t buy the browsing history of Congress
Campaigns fundraising to prove a privacy point are clever but misguided
How Brexit led to Legs-it
It's a sad week for progressives in Britain.