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  • Are we ever authentically ourselves on the internet?

    8:00am By Terry Nguyen
    When the online self is fractured across multiple platforms, authenticity becomes a metric in producing a coherent, ready-made identity for public consumption. | Getty Images/500px PrimeNew “anti-Instagram” apps like BeReal claim to help users be more…
  • Bill Gates knows philanthropy alone can’t solve inequality

    Sun 7:00am By Whizy Kim
    Bill Gates at the Global Investment Summit in London, in October 2021. | Leon Neal/WPA/Getty ImagesThe billionaire and public health leader answers five of Recode’s questions about pandemic prevention and economic disparities. The WHO estimates that the…
  • Flight delayed? Blame a spaceship.

    Sat 8:30am By Rebecca Heilweil
    Space flights are now are regular occurrence in Florida. | Marco Bello/AFP via Getty ImagesIn Florida, a surging number of space launches has created a new type of travel headache. You can typically blame an airline flight delay on a handful of usual…
  • Is this another tech bubble bursting?

    Fri 6:00am By Rani Molla
    A cliff diver in Mayo, Ireland. | Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty ImagesAnd should you, a normal person, care? That screaming sound you hear? That’s the stock market tumbling, led by a collapse in tech stocks: The overall market is down 18 percent this…
  • Two GOP judges just stripped social media companies of basic First Amendment rights

    Thu 3:00pm By Ian Millhiser
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott uses his phone — possibly to look at content he wants to regulate on Twitter. | Cooper Neill/MLB via Getty ImagesThe First Amendment doesn’t apply to Republicans anymore? The conservative United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth…
  • Democrats finally get their FTC majority back

    Wed 5:07pm By Sara Morrison
    Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan. | Graeme Jennings/AFP via Getty ImagesWith the confirmation of Alvaro Bedoya, FTC chair Lina Khan is free to carry out her vision. It took eight months of hearings, nominations, health-related delays, and a…
  • The government detectives and private eyes of the bitcoin age

    Wed 11:30am By Rebecca Heilweil
    The rise of cryptocurrency has created a new type of job: crypto detective. | wenjin chen/Getty ImagesThe government is looking for tech-savvy detectives who can crack down on crypto. As an agent on the IRS’s cyber investigations team, Chris Janczewski led…
  • Coming soon to a streaming service near you: Ads

    Wed 6:00am By Peter Kafka
    Times Square, New York, in 2019. | Paul Rovere/Getty ImagesAds were supposed to be on their way out, replaced by subscription money. Now Netflix, Disney, and everyone else is learning to live with them. Reed Hastings was consistent, year after year. Any time…
  • Trump says he’s done with Twitter. That’s hard to believe.

    May 10, 2022, 8:20 pm By Shirin Ghaffary
    Donald Trump speaking to supporters in Nebraska in May 2022. | Scott Olson/Getty ImagesHere’s why Trump would want to return to the platform if Elon Musk lets him. Elon Musk, the world’s richest man and soon-to-be-owner of Twitter, made waves on Tuesday…
  • Why unions are growing and shrinking at the same time

    May 10, 2022, 1:40 pm By Rani Molla
    Starbucks workers rallied in Seattle to protest the company’s union-busting efforts. | Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty ImagesJoining the picket line like it’s 1939. Based on the news lately, it would seem like unions are growing.…