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Literary Twitter: Marketing, Shaming, & Censorship in the World of Publishing

Twitter has become deeply integrated into the literary world, creating a vastly different dynamic between authors and readers.

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New Digital Fakery May Make Truth Even More Elusive

Software now in development makes it easy to fabricate audio and video of real people, literally putting words in their mouths.

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Art Appreciation Under Pressure: The Evolution of Evaluation

With endless feeds and ubiquitous ratings, connecting with a work of art online in an autonomous, meaningful way has become difficult.

Want to Borrow Money? Then Let a Credit Startup Read Your Email

New online lenders promise funds for previously-ignored groups. The catch? Borrowers have to allow them to spy on everything they do and everyone they associate with.

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Worried About Internet Privacy? Visit Your Local Librarian

Librarians have historically taken strong stances on protecting the privacy of patrons. Now, some of them are becoming valuable assets in the fight against online surveillance.

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Now Following You on Twitter: The Police

Social media monitoring tools let local law enforcement scoop up and sift through everyone’s posts, regardless of suspicion.

Is Facebook Evil?

We all know Facebook can be a bit awful. You remember it: your Aunt Sally saw a picture of you [...]