The Serial Swatter

How internet trolls dangerously exploit over-militarized police.

Monday, November 9


Living and Dying on Airbnb

After his father died in an Airbnb rental, the writer investigates what the company can do to improve safety.

Friday, October 16


Raiders of the Lost Web

How a Pulitzer-finalist, 34-part-series of investigative journalism vanishes from the internet.

Sunday, October 11


Playboy Interview: Steven Jobs

Steve Jobs, age 29.

"It’s often the same with any new, revolutionary thing. People get stuck as they get older. Our minds are sort of electrochemical computers. Your thoughts construct patterns like scaffolding in your mind. You are really etching chemical patterns. In most cases, people get stuck in those patterns, just like grooves in a record, and they never get out of them. It’s a rare person who etches grooves that are other than a specific way of looking at things, a specific way of questioning things. It’s rare that you see an artist in his 30s or 40s able to really contribute something amazing. Of course, there are some people who are innately curious, forever little kids in their awe of life, but they’re rare."

Friday, October 9


Inside Reddit’s Plan to Recover From Its Epic Meltdown

The plan, basically: bring back the two founders (who were estranged), focus entirely on mobile, and apologize as much as possible.

Tuesday, October 6


First, Let's Get Rid of All the Bosses

Inside Zappos as it transitions to something called a “Teal organization” that involves no managers and what amounts scouting merit badges and something called “People Points.”

Sunday, September 27


If They Build It, Will We Come?

The technological future of the struggling porn industry.

Friday, September 25


How Much of Your Audience Is Fake?

For online advertisers, probably most of it. An investigation.

Thursday, September 24


What Happens Next Will Amaze You

A talk on personal data and the people who collect it:

"Let me ask a trick question. What was the most damaging data breach in the last 12 months? The trick answer is: it's likely something we don't even know about."

Thursday, September 10


The Prophet of Paranoia

John McAfee created one of the first anti-virus programs. Then he traveled to Belize, where he lived with a harem of young women and a lot of guns. His neighbor was murdered under mysterious circumstances. Today he’s convinced he’s being followed by members of the Sinaloa Cartel, as evidenced by packets of cream cheese he claims to have found near his residence. He also wants you to use his new mobile security apps.

Wednesday, September 9


My Life as a Robot

The author, who works remotely, and her evolving relationship with her physical representation at the office: “an iPad on a stick on a Segway-like base.”

Wednesday, September 2


What #Pobrezafilia Means for Mexico

Mexicans on social media have their own hashtag for images of naked – and plainly impoverished – women.