Various game emulation sites are pulling down their software libraries, or ceasing to exist entirely, following a lawsuit filed by Nintendo against one of the largest of their kind. This is hardly tantamount to the erasure of all unauthorized copies of older video games from the internet, but it’s still gotten a lot of folks talking about the conundrum of ROMs—that is, the need to balance copyright protection with the preservation of history.
The goal of Nicole He's "ENHANCE.COMPUTER" is simple: find a four-digit code hidden in a picture before someone commits a crime. The only catch is that the only thing you can use to find it is your voice.
Reuters found more than 1,000 examples of posts, comments and pornographic images attacking the Rohingya and other Muslims on Facebook. A secretive operation set up by the social media giant to combat the hate speech is failing to end the problem.
An online community at this scale has perverse and dangerous consequences.
In the seemingly wholesome world of castles, brutalism and before-and-after landscapes, white supremacy is hiding in plain sight.
The social media company has sent Jones to what users call "Twitter jail," meaning that he can't publish any tweets for the next seven days. The InfoWars Twitter account, which has just over 400,000 followers, is still active.
Its algorithm is pointing users in the wrong direction.
Funding technological solutions to algorithmically-generated fake videos only puts a bandage on the deeper issues of consent and media literacy.
The recent feature-film imagining of the online phenomenon flopped at the box office, but there’s something about the scary viral campfire story that speaks to the way online mythology is impacting the real world
When a writer pads their article for the trailer of the newest Marvel movie with search keywords — data like the cast and crew and opening date — they're optimizing for the Google robots. But they're also providing genuinely useful information.
Today, kids under 13 are the only class of American internet user who must opt in rather than opt out of having their data collected.
A Consumer Reports survey of 176,000 Americans finds that small, locally owned ISPs are routinely ranked higher than big telecom companies.
A reconsideration of the last great blogging platform.
Facebook and Google made billions mining personal data, and fought off anyone who threatened to stop them. Then came a challenge in their own backyard.
Jesse Weeks claims that Hunted and Confronted has confronted 14 predators since the group's establishment in June of this year — the first confrontation was July 20th. They have called the police on seven of those occasions; the police came on three.
"hi i have been thinking about you lately" — that's how the draft began. No caps, no punctuation, not even a subject line, just a telepathic beam of desperation from my brain.
No, they are not riding, but that doesn't mean they will never ever leave from beside you ('cause they want you).
Fields like health care and government still rely on faxes every day. Even your all-in-one printer probably has a fax component. And new research shows that vulnerabilities in that very old tech could expose entire corporate networks to attack.
The Furby's source code is written in 6502 assembly. That said, it's worth pointing out that the original Furby itself didn't run a MOS Technology 6502 chip — the likes of which also powered the Apple II and the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Feeling the need to tack a reaction on everything you see is stressful. But you don't have to do it.
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