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Silicon Valley Needs a Valleywag

Peter Thiel’s misguided, secret war against Gawker Media proves it.

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May 27 2016 7:19 AMGrief for the AgesHow mourning on social media is like mourning in ancient Greece.
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May 26 2016 3:58 PMMark Zuckerberg Needs to Dump Peter Thiel From the Facebook Board of Directors. He Won’t.
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May 26 2016 10:58 AMGchat Was the Future of Messaging, But Google Didn’t Know What It Had
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May 26 2016 9:31 AM“Fartcopter” Has the AnswerWhat a delightfully bizarre Adult Swim cartoon tells us about our troubled relationship with drones.
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May 25 2016 7:00 AMBlock by BlockKids code their own 3-D creations with a new design program.
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May 24 2016 2:50 PMTwitter Hashtags Are a Great Way to Raise Awareness for Three or Four Hours
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May 23 2016 6:13 PMFBI Says the Sketchy Software It Uses in Investigations Isn’t Malware
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May 19 2016 9:13 PMEven Glenn Beck Thinks Facebook’s “Liberal Bias” Is Overblown
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May 19 2016 9:15 AMThere Is No Such Thing as “Public” DataAnd it’s not OK for researchers to scrape information from websites like OkCupid.
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May 18 2016 5:56 PMGoogle’s New Gadget Is Like the Amazon Echo, Only Smarter. And Maybe Creepier.  
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May 18 2016 8:55 AMThe Gulf Between Regulatory Ability and the Demand for Eco-Friendly CarsThe VW scandal shows how the government fails green consumers.
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May 17 2016 6:15 PMYou Can Learn a Scary Amount From Someone’s Telephone Metadata
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May 17 2016 12:54 PMBelgian Police Caution Facebook Users About the Privacy Implications of “Likes”
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May 16 2016 5:47 PMReport: Twitter’s 140-Character Limit May Not Count Photos and Links Anymore
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May 16 2016 3:57 PMWho Put a Google Maps Sticker on an Unmarked Philadelphia Police Car?
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May 26 2016 4:25 PMPeter Thiel’s Revenge Campaign Is a Wakeup Call The multibillionaire is spending a fortune to destroy Gawker in court. It will be catastrophic to democracy if he gets away with it.
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May 26 2016 11:40 AMThis Comic Book Series Captures the Enticements—and Evils—of Social Media
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May 26 2016 10:21 AMFuture Tense Newsletter: Dealing With Drones
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May 26 2016 7:31 AMIf You Fly a Drone, so Can PoliceWhat the Fourth Amendment says about law enforcement use of unmanned aerial vehicles.
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May 24 2016 4:50 PMLinkedIn Called Me a White SupremacistAnd all I did was happen to share a name with one.
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May 24 2016 7:00 AMHow to Fly a Drone Without Being a JerkBe polite, ask permission, and don’t drink.
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May 20 2016 9:12 AMDrones Aren’t PlanesUsing the wrong metaphor for unmanned aerial vehicles can have serious policy implications.
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May 19 2016 12:03 PMIt’s So Hard to Get Good Digital Help These Days!
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May 18 2016 6:00 PMGoogle Launches New Chat and Video Apps Alongside ... Existing Chat and Video Apps
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May 18 2016 11:30 AMFuture Tense Newsletter: The Real Problem With Surveillance
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May 17 2016 6:25 PMWhy Does It Still Take Five Hours to Fly Cross-Country?! A Future Tense Event Recap.
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May 17 2016 5:07 PMWhat the Facebook “Liberal Bias” Controversy Is Really AboutAnd why it isn’t going away.
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May 17 2016 9:00 AMEnough With the “Sunbathing Teenager” GambitDrone privacy is about much more than protecting girls in bikinis.
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May 16 2016 4:15 PMNow When You Browse BuzzFeed All Your Traffic Will Be Encrypted
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May 16 2016 12:56 PMWelcome to the PyroceneThe Fort McMurray fire comes from the collision of free-burning flames with a fossil-fuel–powered society.

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