The Guardian

The secret army of cheerleaders policing China's internet
The Guardian
I see little evidence that anyone in government has been paying attention to how the Beijing regime seems to have solved a problem that no other government has cracked: namely, how to control, manage and harness the internet for its own purposes.



Fortune

Read This Spectacularly Zany Guide to the Internet
Fortune
The crew at MuckRock, a media outfit that helps people file requests for governmental information through the Freedom of Information Act, recently highlighted a wonderfully wacky guide to Internet research published by the ultra-secret intelligence ...
Untangling the Web: the NSA's supremely weird, florid guide to the InternetBoing Boing

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Library helps seniors plug into Internet
Toledo Blade
The last time Janet Cribbs sat in front of a computer, there was no Internet to surf, Microsoft was a startup, and for most of us, a mouse was still just a furry rodent. She was a secretary for an equipment manufacturer in the late 1970s and the first ...



Telegraph.co.uk

How to do the water bottle trick that's taken the internet by storm
Telegraph.co.uk
Last week a video appeared online showing a US high school student named Mike Senatore taking part in a school talent show. The clip, filmed on Tuesday morning, shows Mike walking up to table (with a decent display of showmanship on the way), before ...
Video of water bottle flip makes North Carolina teen an Internet starCBS News
US teen flips water bottle for talent show; crowd, internet go nutsCBC.ca
Internet Goes Wild for Video of Teen Flipping Water Bottle in High School Talent ShowABC News
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The Atlantic

Internet Reading Club: May 2016
The Atlantic
If you've spent any time on the Internet recently, there's a good chance you've seen an image of Michael Jordan's tearful face superimposed on someone else's body. The meme, known as Crying Jordan, has been around for several years, but became ...



BetaNews

The internet is plagued by misogyny and abuse
BetaNews
Today the internet is our streets and public spaces. Yet for some people online harassment, bullying, misogyny, racism or homophobia can end up poisoning the internet and stopping them from speaking out. We have responsibilities as online citizens to ...
Research reveals huge scale of social media misogynyThe Guardian

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Charleston Post Courier (press release)

China floods Internet with fake comments
Charleston Post Courier (press release)
Internet researchers have long known that the Chinese government manipulates content on the Internet. Not only does it engage in heavy censorship, but it also employs hundreds of thousands of people, the so-called “50 cent army,” to write comments on ...



Vox

How a middle schooler incepted the internet with a hoax about a bad '90s cartoon
Vox
Everything a tiny fraction of the internet knows about an obscure TV show called Street Sharks is a lie. Geek.com writer Jordan Minor announced on Thursday that in the early 2000s, he made a habit of trolling a now-defunct wiki-like site called TV Tome ...

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TechCrunch

One chip to rule them all? The Internet of Things and the next great era of hardware
TechCrunch
The key growth driver in hardware could soon be the Internet of Things. Over the next decade, this industry will churn out tens of billions of connected sensor devices. These will be used in every corner of the world — from highways to arteries — to ...

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ZDNet

Computex 2016: Acer arrives with 5000mAh handset, laptops, and 'Internet of Beings' products
ZDNet
Taiwanese hardware manufacturer Acer has taken the wraps off a number of products it will be showcasing at Computex 2016. acer-liquid-zest-plus.png (Image: Acer). Leading the way is the Liquid Zest Plus, a 5.5-inch smartphone running Android ...

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