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Video games teach us systems literacy—the literacy of the future

Video games teach us systems literacy—the literacy of the future

This story is part of What Happens Next, our complete guide to understanding the future. Read more predictions about the Future of Gaming. Written literacy…
A digital revolution is reshaping Democratic campaigns

A digital revolution is reshaping Democratic campaigns

Two weeks before the 2016 election, Bloomberg’s Joshua Green and Sasha Issenberg published a story about Trump’s brash, self-aggrandizing digital team. Democrats treated the story as evidence of the
Gab forced offline following anti-semitic posts by alleged Pittsburgh shooter

Gab forced offline following anti-semitic posts by alleged Pittsburgh shooter

PayPal, Stripe and Joyent abandon support of social media site that hosted posts by Robert BowersGab, the social media site popular with the far-right, has been forced offline by its service providers
Fear and anger won the election in Brazil. It’s a wake-up call to the world | Simon Jenkins

Fear and anger won the election in Brazil. It’s a wake-up call to the world | Simon Jenkins

Liberal democracy is proving no match for the lies and hatred spread by social mediaAs goes Brazil, so goes democracy? It is no good outsiders pouring contempt on Jair Bolsonaro, victor in Sunday’s

Europe’s parliament calls for full audit of Facebook in wake of breach scandal

The European Parliament has called for a full audit of Facebook following a string of data breach scandals — including the Cambridge Analytica affair. MEPs are urging the company to allow European
Lyft speeds ahead with its autonomous initiatives

Lyft speeds ahead with its autonomous initiatives

Lyft, the transportation on demand company that is heading to a $15 billion IPO in 2019, is racing ahead with its autonomous vehicle plans. TechCrunch has learned that it is acquiring the London-based
YouTube CEO says EU’s new copyright legislation threatens jobs, smaller creators

YouTube CEO says EU’s new copyright legislation threatens jobs, smaller creators

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki published her quarterly letter to creators today, which included very strong language regarding the EU’s controversial copyright reform directive. Specifically, her letter
'Everyone I know buys vintage': the Depop sellers shaking up fashion

'Everyone I know buys vintage': the Depop sellers shaking up fashion

The fast-growing social media app combines Instagram-style image creation with digital market bargainingCaitlin Young is one of millions of teenagers and 20-somethings who are shaking up the fashion
A Whole Cruz World, Resource Warz! 10.19.18

A Whole Cruz World, Resource Warz! 10.19.18

In episode 256, Jack and Miles are joined by comedian Julian McCullough to discuss a profile on Heidi Cruz, Ted Cruz's wife, Facebook's inflated video metrics, the boost of racism in the GOP, how a

Next 10 Ventures is launching an incubator for YouTube personalities

The EduCreator Incubator will seed 25 to 40 "emerging video creators" with $25,000 to $75,000 in seed funding.

Tumblr says it’s fixed a security bug, but says ‘no evidence’ any user data was exposed

Tumblr has disclosed a security vulnerability on its site that in some cases could have exposed account information. The bug was found in the part of the site that recommends other Tumblr blogs to
Vast archive of tweets reveals work of trolls backed by Russia and Iran

Vast archive of tweets reveals work of trolls backed by Russia and Iran

Two misinformation campaigns spent years sowing discord in US and elsewhereMore than 10m tweets sent by state actors attempting to influence US politics have been released to the public, forming one

Donald Daters, a dating app for Trump supporters, leaked its users’ data

A new dating app for Trump supporters that wants to “make America date again” has leaked its entire database of users — on the day of its launch. The app, called “Donald Daters,” is aimed at

Audit Facebook and overhaul competition law, say MEPs responding to breach scandals

After holding a series of hearings in the wake of the Facebook -Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal this summer, and attending a meeting with Mark Zuckerberg himself in May, the European Union
The Internet Bill of Rights is just one piece of our moral obligations

The Internet Bill of Rights is just one piece of our moral obligations

David Gorodyansky Contributor David Gorodyansky is the CEO and co-founder of AnchorFree, maker of privacy app Hotspot Shield. More posts by this contributor Warrantless surveillance law proves it’s

Four reasons why you should attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018

On October 18 — just one week away — some of the most brilliant and innovative minds in reality creation will gather at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles to attend TC Sessions AR/VR 2018. Whether
Snapchat Launches Original Show Lineup in Mobile Video Push

Snapchat Launches Original Show Lineup in Mobile Video Push

Each episiode is about five minutes long.
Snapchat Launches Original Show Lineup in Mobile Video Push

Snapchat Launches Original Show Lineup in Mobile Video Push

Each episiode is about five minutes long.
How self-love got out of control

How self-love got out of control

Social media, reality TV, politics … has narcissism become the new normal?Once upon a time, Love Island contestant Adam Collard would simply have been called a player. His knack for pitting young

Recent departures hint at turmoil at Quartet Health, a mental health startup backed by GV

Quartet Health, a startup backed with nearly $100 million from GV, Oak HC/FT and more, has quietly lost its COO, CPO and replaced its CEO this month.