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Ethan Chiel

Ethan Chiel appears in the following:

The Wall Street Journal and Vice Were Hacked

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Russian hacker accessed the WSJ and Vice websites.

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Ja Rule is Here to Help

Monday, July 21, 2014

A new site promises to provide you with the perfect Ja Rule song for any moment. 

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You Can Watch The Private Sector Edit Wikipedia Too

Monday, July 21, 2014

We're still waiting for an @TLDRedits account to appear. 

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Google Plus Dropped Its Real Name Policy

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Three years after launch, Google Plus users can use (almost) whatever fake name they want.

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Where the Internet Goes to Be Lonely

Monday, July 14, 2014

A decade ago, a Google search for "I am lonely" took people to a conversation thread on an obscure digital video discussion board. Now it's a 2,200-page repository of the Internet's thoughts on loneliness.

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You Can Watch Congress Edit Wikipedia

Friday, July 11, 2014

A number of Twitter bots are monitoring Wikipedia edits made from national legislatures around the world. 

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Making Online Art Boring and Static

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Electric Objects, the small company which aims to “put the Internet on your wall” by creating an internet-connected screen with the ability to display a lot of art has launched a Kickstarter campaign.

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The Quick Brown Fox Subtweets The Lazy Dog

Monday, July 07, 2014

Pangrams! Sentences that use every letter of the alphabet! You can definitely live without them (unless you happen to be a typographer), but why would you want to? Fortunately, you don’t have to live without them anymore, at least on Twitter.

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A Comics Artist Is Taking On Amazon

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Artist Anders Nilsen wades into the increasingly public dispute between Amazon and Hachette.

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A Tool To Filter Out All The Sad Parts of Twitter

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Are you bummed because Facebook secretly manipulated your newsfeed to make you sad? Jonty Wareing has just the tool for you. 

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ESPN and Univision are Filing Takedown Notices for Vines of Soccer Goals

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The U.S. has World Cup fever (pending the results of today’s game) and ESPN and Univision probably couldn’t be more thrilled, at least as long as you aren’t watching any goals online.

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The New Emoji-Only Social Network is Probably a Hoax, But We Want it to Be Real

Monday, June 30, 2014

I have a totally unscientific theory that as time goes on the odds increase of any (yes, any) given person communicating with me entirely through emoji. 

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Piracy Snitches Get...Vacations?

Thursday, June 26, 2014

For years the BSA, a group that represents the intellectual property interests of a number of software companies around the world, has been encouraging people to report their employers for using unlicensed software. Earlier this year they started offering informants part of the profits of a lawsuit or settlement, and apparently it’s working.

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On the Internet, someone will always believe that you’re Rachel Leigh Cook.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bill Gates, like several billion other people, has kids. His eldest is named Jennifer Katharine Gates, and a chunk of the Internet seems to think that she looks identical to actress Rachel Leigh Cook. The problem with that is that she looks nothing like Cook, people have just been posting images of Cook labeled as photos of Gates for years. A search for her name on Google Image Search yields a wall of photos of Cook, along with one or two of the real Gates.

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The Battle To Control .art

Monday, June 02, 2014

Over the past few months ICANN — The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers — has been rolling out the first of what might eventually be hundreds of new top level domain names. TLDs are the suffixes you type at the end of a  web address: .com, .net, .org, and so on. For years there have been 22 generic TLDs, plus country codes, but now ICANN is planning on adding upwards of 1000 new options.

One of those options is .art, and the contention over who’s going to manage it is actually pretty interesting.

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