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  1. Digital churches have been thriving throughout the pandemic

    In August 2020, Mathias Melendez, 22, from San Antonio, Texas, stumbled upon a Facebook ad of Life.Church Online, the cyberchurch of the American evangelical multi-site church Life Church.

    By Stav Dimitropoulos , written on

    From the Culture desk

  2. Why gig workers are turning away from traditional banks

    162 million people, or 30% of the workforce, across the US and the EU-15 countries are gig workers. In 2018, the total spending on the gig economy around the world reached a staggering $4.5 trillion. Meanwhile in the US, 80% of large companies are planning to switch to a “flexible workforce”.

    By Stav Dimitropoulos , written on

    From the Gig Economy desk

  3. Why we must democratize AI to invest in human prosperity, with Frank Pasquale

    Four years ago, Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, catalyzed a debate over algorithmic and corporate power with the publication of his highly acclaimed and highly critical book, The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money.

    By Evan Selinger , written on

    From the Interviews desk

  4. Forget computer science degrees and MBAs, social sciences are the key to success

    The last thing on Amy Golding’s mind when she left Cambridge with a degree in English literature was technology. “When I thought of people in tech, I thought of people with hoodies in dark rooms. I wanted to be a journalist,” she says.

    By Stav Dimitropoulos , written on

    From the Education desk

  5. 'Sneaker bots' are snapping up limited edition shoes

    It's the moment you've been waiting for. You set three different alarms, and you could barely sleep last night because all you could think about was waking up early enough to turn on your computer and snag those limited edition Nike shoes you've had your eye on for months.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Ecommerce desk

  6. Monet: Dating apps weren't built for Gen Z

    Gen Z’ers -- a group generally considered to have been born between 1997 and 2012 -- are known as ‘digital natives’, who have little or no memory of what the world was like before smartphones. They have been raised on the internet and social media, and with over 67.17 million Gen Z’ers in the US, they are anticipated to soon become the largest US consumer population.

    By Aimee Pearcy , written on

    From the Culture desk

  7. 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

  8. 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

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