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Is Trump Hate-Tweeting You? Find Out if It’s Really a Crisis

Big brands studiously seek to avoid politics, but few seem nimble enough to escape the President Trump vortex. The president sank Boeing shares with a single tweet and dissed Nordstrom for dropping his daughter’s brand, inspiring a Nordstrom boycott. Cozy … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court Could Soon Decide if You Have a Right to Facebook

Lester Packingham Jr. registered as a sex offender in 2002 after pleading guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl when he was 21. But that offense isn’t what brought Packingham to the Supreme Court of the United States on … Continue reading

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Think the Internet Is Polarized? Just Look at the FCC These Days

Earlier this month, in a classic late Friday afternoon news dump, the Federal Communications Commission announced a rollback of two key decisions made during the Obama administration. In another era, few besides policy wonks and internet activists would have noticed such a … Continue reading

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Can You Rely on the Security Features of Cloud Storage?

Cloud storage. You’ve heard it many times over yet you still hesitate to utilize it for storing your important files. For some people, they are not yet sold to the security that cloud storage provides. So what really is cloud … Continue reading

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The Math Behind Trump’s Deportation Plan Makes No Sense

President Trump claims his administration’s new and expansive executive order on undocumented immigrants is “getting really bad dudes out of this country.” But aggressive enforcement of immigration laws is also sweeping up vulnerable, far-from-bad people seeking help and care. Still, … Continue reading

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Republicans Are Trying to Let Internet Providers Sell Your Data

The Affordable Care Act is far from the only Obama-era policy Republicans want to take down now that they control the government. A set of internet privacy rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission last year has also become a … Continue reading

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Face It, Meatsack: Pro Gamer Will Be the Only Job Left

Look at economic data closely and the trends aren’t pretty: People with elite backgrounds are hoovering up an increasing share of new income and wealth. Automation is obviating more and more jobs. In the years to come, we’ll need new … Continue reading

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The Internet Gave Us Milo. The Internet Can Take Him Away

What becomes of an internet troll with a rapidly shrinking island on the internet to call home? Milo Yiannopoulos is about to find out. This weekend, a conservative group called the Reagan Battalion shared a video on Twitter in which … Continue reading

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Under Pressure to Prove Its Ads Actually Work, Google Opens Up

Google rules search and excels at turning your searches into ad revenue. Its ability to convince people that its way of advertising is best helped make it the world’s second most valuable company. But the ad industry is starting to doubt … Continue reading

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When Apps Get Too Human, They Tumble into the Uncanny Valley

I recently returned from a vacation to find that Google’s algorithms had created a customized slide show of my trip. I hadn’t asked for one. But the company’s software robots apparently noticed I’d traveled somewhere and taken a flurry of … Continue reading

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