On the service’s multiple origin stories. An excerpt from Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal.
Wednesday, October 9
Sunday, October 6
On the online mug shot industry, which posts mug shots of anyone arrested (regardless of conviction) and charges $30 to $400 to have the photo removed.
“In 1981, with a computer built into my shoe, I walked into a Las Vegas casino and beat the house.”
Thursday, October 3
On the fall of Ross William Ulbricht, the alleged creator of The Silk Road, a hidden black market website where users could buy and sell drugs, guns and, according to the FBI, the services of a hit man.
Monday, September 30
On simplicity, self-reliance and refusing to cooperate with “the apparatus of secrecy” that surrounds online surveillance.
A post-acquisition profile of Tumblr’s David Karp.
Sunday, September 29
Saturday, September 28
An open letter on Grand Theft Auto 5 and aging out of the Rockstar Games franchise.
Friday, September 27
What the rapidly changing world of teenage hook-up culture means for young women.
Wednesday, September 25
Monday, September 16
“Turns out your laptop—or camera or gaming system or gold necklace—may have a smidgen of Congo’s pain somewhere in it.”
Saturday, September 14
The battle between government and industry for America’s best hackers.