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Even Merriam-Webster realizes the world is a dumpster fire

Even Merriam-Webster realizes the world is a dumpster fire

Every year, the vocabulary druids at Merriam-Webster decide which words bubbling to the top of the cultural consensus should be immortalized forever in its dictionary. In early 2017, the list of over

Organizer of disastrous Fyre Festival admits he misled investors

Billy McFarland has admitted that he forged documents and lied to investors to convince them to pour a total of $26 million into his company and the now infamous Fyre Festival. He was arrested last
Comcast Xfinity Internet speeds get big increase in NE US this month

Comcast Xfinity Internet speeds get big increase in NE US this month

Comcast has announced plans to increase its Xfinity Internet speeds throughout the northeastern US, at least for customers who subscribe to its “most popular” plans. Those plans include both
Online Reviews Are Biased. Here’s How to Fix Them

Online Reviews Are Biased. Here’s How to Fix Them

Without incentives, only the most extreme opinions are aired.
Rhode Island plans bill to hold residents’ porn for $20 ransom

Rhode Island plans bill to hold residents’ porn for $20 ransom

Rhode Island lawmakers have come up with an ingenious new way to raise revenue on residents: a one-time $20 tax on anyone who wants to watch internet porn. A bill proposed by two Democratic lawmakers
Comcast Xfinity Internet speeds get big increase in NE US this month

Comcast Xfinity Internet speeds get big increase in NE US this month

Comcast has announced plans to increase its Xfinity Internet speeds throughout the northeastern US, at least for customers who subscribe to its “most popular” plans. Those plans include both

BlackBerry sues Facebook over messaging apps (Update)

Canadian telecommunications firm BlackBerry sued Facebook on Tuesday, accusing the American social media company of infringing on its patents for messaging apps.

Facebook, Twitter urged to do more to police hate on sites

Tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google are taking steps to police terrorists and hate groups on their sites but more work needs to be done, the Simon Wiesenthal Center said Tuesday.
The Morning After: BlackBerry sues Facebook

The Morning After: BlackBerry sues Facebook

Welcome to the middle. Dyson's range of vacuums are going cordless, Porsche unveils a speedy Tesla Model X rival and BlackBerry decides to sue Facebook, all of a sudden.

EU firms lash out at new net privacy rules

Dozens of European media, telecom and internet firms criticised Wednesday the EU's new online privacy rules, saying they will effectively hand US tech giants even greater power over user data.
The Morning After: BlackBerry sues Facebook

The Morning After: BlackBerry sues Facebook

Welcome to the middle. Dyson's range of vacuums are going cordless, Porsche unveils a speedy Tesla Model X rival and BlackBerry decides to sue Facebook, all of a sudden.
Blocked by Trump on Twitter – now crusaders take their case to court

Blocked by Trump on Twitter – now crusaders take their case to court

Holly Figueroa O’Reilly has joined others in a lawsuit that accuses the president of violating her first amendment rights. Will she succeed?When Donald Trump took the nuclear option, it seemed funny

Ad-Blocker Ghostery Just Went Open Source—And Has a New Business Model

Ghostery, Edward Snowden’s preferred ad-blocker, details how a privacy tool can actually make money without being gross.
VyprVPN review: A VPN committed to online user security, privacy, and an open internet

VyprVPN review: A VPN committed to online user security, privacy, and an open internet

While VyprVPN has offices in Texas, its parent company, Golden Frog, is incorporated in Switzerland. For anyone that doesn’t want their government to know what they get up to online, this is great
TorGuard VPN review: A VPN service designed for extreme privacy

TorGuard VPN review: A VPN service designed for extreme privacy

It’s tempting to believe that VPN provider TorGuard is in cahoots with the internet privacy-oriented Tor Network. But it isn’t. If anything, the “Tor” in TorGuard likely stands for
TunnelBear VPN review: An option for occasional VPN users

TunnelBear VPN review: An option for occasional VPN users

Unsure if you’ll use a VPN often enough to warrant paying for it, or only occasionally require the security that using one provides? TunnelBear could be the service that you’re looking for.Based in
SaferVPN review: Good features overshadowed by privacy concerns

SaferVPN review: Good features overshadowed by privacy concerns

SaferVPN has been around since 2013 and is located in Israel—a country with stringent privacy laws that shield companies and citizens from its many forms of government surveillance. This, combined
NordVPN review: This VPN’s features make it hard to beat

NordVPN review: This VPN’s features make it hard to beat

Launched in 2008, NordVPN is arguably one of the more popular, high-profile VPN service providers operating today. While payments for service are processed through CloudVPN—a company based in the
CyberGhost VPN review: A speedy VPN provider that's easy to use

CyberGhost VPN review: A speedy VPN provider that's easy to use

First, let’s address the spooky stuff that pertains to paranoid types, journalists, and political activists. CyberGhost’s offices are located in Bucharest, Romania, a country not known for sharing