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WIRED has learned that FBI agents relied on Flash code from an abandoned Metasploit side project called the “Decloaking Engine” to stage its first known effort to successfully identify a multitude of suspects hiding behind the Tor anonymity network.

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Fascinating account of how technology is used to be social even when it throws up barriers to that process

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Traffic-measurement firm Chartbeat says that external traffic to Spanish news sites is down by double digits in the wake of their removal from the Google News index Traffic to Spanish news publishers plummets after Google move originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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I drew a gigantic comic about vaccines for the Nib. I'll be available all day for arguing. #hahaNo #vaccineswork

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Joel Benjamin Henry Blodget: Let’s jump right in. What the hell happened with the Fire phone? Jeff Bezos: First of all, it’s really early. We’ve had a lot of…

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Ever since the torture report was released last week, U.S. television outlets have endlessly featured American torturers and torture proponents. But there was one group that was almost never heard from: the victims of their torture, not even the ones recognized by the U.S. Government itself as innocent, not even the family members of the ones they tortured to death. Whether by design (most likely) or effect, this inexcusable omission radically distorts coverage.

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When it comes to turning your big idea into a proposal that you want to submit to a conference, there are no real rules or patterns to follow beyond “just do your best” and perhaps…

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I made a site that generates a meandering essay to kill however much time you want, starting w a topic of your choice

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Sortingh.at is an interactive tool to give you a personalized list of resources for making your first game.

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★ Yahoo’s Decline:

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I made a site that generates a meandering essay to kill however much time you want, starting w a topic of your choice

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★ Yahoo’s Decline:

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This is straight FIRE from @britrbennett on the self-satisfied half-measures of the privileged

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My Wired feature on media startups is now online (but definitely worth checking out in print)

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- sharing economy relies on grinding poverty

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On Delta, you can change the URL of your boarding pass and get someone else’s, excellent find @thedanigrant

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“Like our software, our society just kind of happened over the years…”

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We've unmasked "Witness 40," the Ferguson grand juror who spun a preposterous eyewitness tale... #witness40

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I met Larry Lessig in an empty train, one cold evening of November 2013, somewhere between Marseille and Paris. He had boarded before me and was trying to force the door into the sitting…

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