A Decentralized Web is Coming

Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Twitter are in the federal government’s crosshairs, but the technology necessary to undermine their dominance may already exist. (Source: ReasonTV)

How I Built This: ‘Bumble’ and Its Founder Whitney Wolfe

At age 22, Whitney Wolfe helped launch Tinder, one of the world’s most popular dating apps. But a few years later, she left Tinder and filed a lawsuit against the company alleging sexual harassment. The ensuing attention from the media…

Operation InfeKtion: How Russia Perfected the Art of War

Russia’s meddling in the United States’ elections is not a hoax. It’s the culmination of Moscow’s decades-long campaign to tear the West apart. “Operation InfeKtion” reveals the ways in which one of the Soviets’ central tactics — the promulgation of…

What It’s Like to Launch Space Rockets in Alaska

In the Gulf of Alaska, idyllic Kodiak Island is famous for its sockeye salmon, king crab, and roaming bison. However, this picturesque location is also home to the Pacific Spaceport Complex, a world-class rocket-launching facility since its opening in 1998.…

Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web

From BBC 4 and Storyville comes the documentary about the Silk Road that you’ve been waiting for. It explains how the identity of Ross Ulbricht (aka Dread Pirate Roberts) was uncovered by a young IRS agent from Brooklyn, NY. You…

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