The Verge

25 articles
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The Secret Rules of the Internet

On the history of content moderation and what it means for the future of free speech.

Previously: "The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed"
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Life and Death in the App Store

Middle class apps struggle to survive.

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Meet the Man Who Wants to be President, and Then Live Forever

A week on the campaign trail in the coffin-shaped Immortality Bus with Zoltan Istvan, the presidential candidate for the Transhumanist Party.

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The Dragnet

After Daniel Rigmaiden was arrested for a multi-million dollar fraud, he didn’t argue that he was innocent. He wasn’t. But he couldn’t understand how he had been caught. Rigmaiden had covered his tracks meticulously — the only way the cops could’ve found him, he realized, was through some secret tracking device that they had never disclosed to the public.

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Connor Goes to Hollywood

Chasing stardom in YouTube’s crowded universe.

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Comic Conman

The story of a lawyer-turned-money launderer, stolen evidence, and a bunch of comics selling at outrageously high prices at auction. And Mussolini.

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Monkey Day Care

The subject of a child research experiment tries to get to the bottom of what happened to her.

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Spy in the Machine

NSA-grade spyware is up for sale, and the world’s worst dictatorships are buying.

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How The NYPD Is Using Social Media To Put Harlem Teens Behind Bars

How Facebook ‘likes’ landed Jelani Henry in Rikers.

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The Unbelievable Life and Death of Michael C. Ruppert

The lonely death of a godfather of the conspiracy theory movement.

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Edward Snowden's Lawyer Will Keep Your Secrets

A profile of Jesselyn Radack, who represents whistleblowers.

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Ecstatic States

Can an illegal drug heal PTSD?