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China’s influencer crackdown, and covid’s origins

No one had foreseen just how fast three of China’s most powerful influencers would fall. On June 3, Austin Li, a 30-year-old live-streamer with over 60 million followers, abruptly cut...

How to navigate covid news without spiraling

But because this is a novel disease, scientists and public health authorities are learning in real time—and more than a year and a half in, knowledge around key topics like...

This scientist is trying to create an accessible, unhackable voting machine

In addition, DEF CON attendees habitually criticize the machine vendors for keeping their code secret. Not only is Prime III open source, but Gilbert’s BMD, with its transparent casing and...

We built a database to understand the China Initiative. Then the government changed its...

The Justice Department itself has not been very forthcoming. As we explain in our main piece, DOJ officials have so far failed to provide a clear definition of what constitutes...

The Download: Trolling text scammers, and China’s social media censorship

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. The people using humor to troll their spam...

How to keep the power on during hurricanes and heatwaves and fires and …

That and other damage to the power system left more than a million customers without electricity across the broader region, which is grappling with the aftermath of the storm and...

Twitter’s imminent collapse could wipe out vast swathes of recent human history

“In a way, Twitter has become a kind of aggregator of information,” says Eliot Higgins, founder of open-source investigators Bellingcat, who helped bring the perpetrators of the downing of MH17 to...

Key Cultural Tourism Project! Performing Arts China Settles in Suzhou High-tech Zone!

Yesterday (Dec. 9), Suzhou High-tech Zone and Performing Arts China signed a cooperation agreement, marking the official settlement of Performing Arts China - Digital Performing Arts Industry Center in...

Mathematicians are deploying algorithms to stop gerrymandering

For decades, one of those users was Thomas Hofeller, “the Michelangelo of the modern gerrymander,” long the Republican National Committee’s official redistricting director, who died in 2018. Gerrymandering schemes...

How to track your period safely post-Roe

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