February 2014 Archive

You are being tracked.

(The Awl) – They’re Watching You On Email, On Reddit, On The Phone, At The Mall. What Are You Going To Do?

Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Goes Offline Amid Allegations of $350 Million Hack

(Wired) – …the exchange is insolvent after losing 744,408 bitcoins — worth about $350 million at Monday’s trading prices.

How to Un-F*ck The Internet

(The Verge) – …the companies that control the internet have continued down a dark path, free of any oversight or meaningful competition to check their ...

The Calls That Changed Comedy

(Rolling Stone) – During their Nineties heyday, the Jerky Boys turned prank calling into a funny,  filthy art form, selling millions of albums and…

How much my novel cost me

(Medium) – Writing my first book got me into debt. To finish the next one, I had to become solvent

Why do Japanese people wear surgical masks? It’s not always for health reasons

(Rocket News 24) – Sales figures show that use of masks has more than tripled over the last decade…

The Return of the Polar Vortex Is Actually a Good Thing

(Wired) – …the polar vortex is back, blasting the Midwest and eastern half of the U.S with very cold weather. While this will undoubtedly be unpleasant, ...

How US Evangelicals Helped Create Russia’s Anti-Gay Movement

(Mother Jones) – Meet the Fox News producer, the nightclub impresario, and the oligarchs who teamed up to write inequality into law.

Kiev Has Deal, but Both Russia and Protesters Appear Wary

(The New York Times) – A deal aimed at ending a lethal spiral of violence in Ukraine began to show serious strains late Friday just ...

A Dictator’s Guide to Urban Design

(The Atlantic) – …the public square as an epicenter of democratic expression and protest, and the lack of one … as a way for autocrats ...

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