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Crypto’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

A watershed moment for Bitcoin and its brethren.

Vaccines, Bitcoins, and Catalytic Converters

What we're reading this week: Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s family strife over his anti-vax activities, India builds its own substitute Twitter that will bend to the government’s will, and why disconnected communities suffer more from...

Dorsey’s Tweetstorm on the Failure to Police Online Discourse…and Other Stories

In a ‘tweetstorm’ Jack Dorsey said the Trump ban reflected ‘a failure’ to police online discourse. And that “over the long term it will be destructive to the noble purpose and ideals of the open...

The Social Dilemma’s Blind Spot

A documentary on the ills of social media does well at explaining certain problems, but its own obliviousness highlights the critical underlying issue.

Will Musk’s Faux Pas Change Twitter? Will it Affect Trump?

Private platforms for distributing news and announcements have surpassed public ones in importance. Case in point: Twitter is morphing into an official channel for the government. Roger Kay connects the tweets between Elon Musk and...

The Lessons of 9/11 Can Help Stop Internet Disinformation

Seventeen years after 9/11, we are at another inflection point of equal importance that requires partnership and cooperation between the public and private sectors: the containment of disinformation.

Why Twitter and eBay Rely on 100-year-old Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes, a powerhouse in the era when sending print mail was the primary way of communication, is fully in the present today. Now, the company is emerging as a crucial part of the digital...

Fighting ISIS in the Cyber Age

While the world looks at ISIS as a military challenge, it is instead best considered a "militant brand," with its own powerful marketing agency. There is no grey-haired terrorist management leadership. Instead, over 500 social...

Your Newsfeed is not “The Internet”

We now have “fake” fake news and “real” fake news… and as of this weekend, “alternative facts.” The World Wide Web of today no longer exhibits the youthful innocence that it once did. Facebook and...

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