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The U.S. Needs to Stop Running Internet Security Like a Wikipedia Volunteer Project

One lesson of the Heartbleed bug is that our government is paying to undermine Internet security, not to fix it.

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IPO Gives Us a Look Inside Sina Weibo, a Company Struggling With Censorship

Weibo, “China’s Twitter,” started offering shares on NASDAQ last week. Its regulatory disclosures reveal a company’s balancing act between censoring too much and too little.

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The Unfortunate Lesson of Kony 2012: Nuance Diminishes Outrage

Research undertaken as a video about an African warlord went viral suggests such a film can inspire moral anger—so long as it sticks to an oversimplified message.

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What the IRS’s Taxation Ruling Means for Bitcoin and Other Digital Currencies

The recent notice is a surreal step that brings what was once an anarchist’s dream come true closer to being a tool of the state.

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Enjoy Life More: Use Facebook Less

Contrary to our expectations, using Facebook dampens our spirits, leaving us feeling like we’ve wasted time, according to new research.

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Do You Own Your Identity Online?

The European “right to be forgotten” could help protect U.S. citizens against blanket data surveillance.

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Since We Last Spoke: Digital Justice, the New Normal, and McAuliffe’s Moneyball

Updates to pastPacific Standard print stories.

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Outing Advertisers: A Conversation With Reddit’s HailCorporate

Paul Hiebert talks to the moderators of the community that tries to keep the site’s exchange free from marketers disguised as honest users.

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Privacy Tools: How to Safely Browse the Web

It’s not easy to keep your data private while surfing the Internet, but here are a few tools that can help.

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Are No Internet Comments the Best Internet Comments?

A comment experiment with anti-smoking PSAs offers surprising results.

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