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  1. What one far-right website's removal reveals about the future of webhost law

    During the week of November 15th, right-leaning blog The Conservative Treehouse (CTH) received a notification from their web host, WordPress, that their website was being removed.

    By Christopher Hutton , written on

    From the Politics desk

  2. More people use Tor for nefarious means in freer countries

    One of the first quantifiable analyses of how people use Tor shows that the freer a country’s political debate, the more likely people are to use the open-source software that enables anonymous web browsing for nefarious means.

    By Chris Stokel-Walker , written on

    From the Freedom desk

  3. 'Empathetic' software is set to change the way we shop

    It’s grocery shopping day and you enter your favorite big store. One of the shop’s social robots, a shiny black-and-white humanoid with a round disc with a big blue eye for a face and a cylindrical base for a body walks up to you.

    By Stav Dimitropoulos , written on

    From the Odd Futurism desk

  4. Online dating: Who are you really talking to?

    It can be daunting to take the leap of faith into the world of online dating, not really knowing who is on the other end of your messages. How would you feel knowing that you may not even be talking to the same person throughout your entire correspondence?

    By Ilona Cabral , written on

    From the Love desk

  5. Silicon Valley capitalists are heading to Eastern Europe

    Philip Weiss, a digital nomad and travel blogger, has called Belgrade, Serbia, home for several months now. He first visited the Eastern European (EE) capital seven years ago when he was passing by en route to Croatia for the summer.

    By Stav Dimitropoulos , written on

    From the Europe desk

  6. A strange 'pig couch' scam keeps popping up on Craigslist

    A Craigslist post advertising a “unique pig couch” for $250 has been causing a frenzy on Twitter. But it looks like someone's telling porkies...

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the News desk

  7. Social media predictions for 2021

    Social apps are changing rapidly. Really rapidly. Here are a few of my predictions as to how social apps will continue to evolve in 2021.

    By Greg Isenberg , written on

    From the Disruption desk

  8. Parler users are still trying to convince everyone they're leaving Twitter

    Since the U.S. election, Parler downloads have skyrocketed as millions of users have signed up to escape a perceived “anti-conservative” bias among mainstream social media platforms.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Twitter desk

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