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Michelle Jaworski / The Daily Dot:
Engineer builds machine to swipe right on Tinder non-stop   —  Leave it to a male engineer to make it infinitely easier to swipe right on Tinder.  —  YouTube user James Befurt set up a computer program and an elaborate mechanical apparatus ending in a robotic pointer finger that swipes right on every profile in Tinder.
Dec 7, 2014, 7:45 PMIn context
Rob Price / The Daily Dot:
Controversial anonabox is back, raises $14,000 on Indiegogo in 2 days   —  Just under a month after Kickstarter suspended the privacy-centric anonabox for misleading its customers, the controversial router is now on Indiegogo for another go—and it's already raised almost $14,000.
Nov 11, 2014, 5:50 AMIn context
Patrick Howell O'Neill / The Daily Dot:
Verizon's tech news site SugarString won't let writers report on US spying or net neutrality   —  Verizon is launching a tech news site that bans stories on U.S. spying  —  Verizon is getting into the news business.  What could go wrong?  —  The most-valuable, second-richest telecommunications company …
Oct 28, 2014, 8:20 PMIn context
Dell Cameron / The Daily Dot:
While operating as an FBI informant, LulzSec's Sabu led attacks against targets in 30 countries including UK, Australia, Brazil   —  An FBI informant led hacks against 30 countries—now we know which ones  —  A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) informant targeted more than two dozen countries …
Oct 2, 2014, 3:50 PMIn context
Dell Cameron / The Daily Dot:
Developer reported iCloud brute-force password hack to Apple in March 2014, months before Celebgate   —  Apple knew of iCloud security hole 6 months before Celebgate  —  Apple knew as early as March 2014 of a security hole that left the personal data of iCloud users vulnerable …
Sep 25, 2014, 5:00 AMIn context
Kevin Collier / Daily Dot:
The FCC has officially received 1 million net neutrality comments   —  net neutrality is too boring a topic to rile up Americans.  —  As of Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had received 1 million official comments about whether to allow Internet providers to divide …
Jul 17, 2014, 3:50 PMIn context
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw / Daily Dot:
DashCon convention run by Tumblr culture enthusiasts was a disaster this weekend   —  Over the course of a weekend, DashCon 2014 descended into chaos  —  It only took a few hours for DashCon 2014 to degenerate into the most catastrophic fan convention in recent memory.
Jul 15, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Kevin Collier / Daily Dot:
How currency exchange Moolah contributed to mistrust and tumbling prices for Dogecoin traders   —  The death of Dogecoin  —  On May 4, against all odds, Dogecoin surged to the finish line in Aaron's 499, a nationally televised NASCAR race in Talladega, Ala.
Jul 8, 2014, 8:30 AMIn context
Patrick Howell O'Neill / Daily Dot:
CBS esports site OnGamers fires first employee and senior editor Rod “Slasher” Breslau after Reddit bans the site for vote-rigging   —  Reddit ban leaves esports site OnGamers fighting for survival  —  In November, CBS Interactive's flagship esports news site launched with big ambitions.
Jul 2, 2014, 8:20 PMIn context
Patrick Howell O'Neill / Daily Dot:
As Iraq censors Internet, Tor usage jumps tenfold   —  As the Iraqi government censors large swaths of the Internet following devastating attacks and victories by the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), thousands of people are adopting Tor, the most popular anonymizing tool online, to get around government obstruction.
Jun 19, 2014, 10:30 AMIn context

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