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How a Dorm Room Minecraft Scam Brought Down the Internet

How a Dorm Room Minecraft Scam Brought Down the Internet

“They didn’t realize the power they were unleashing,” says FBI supervisory special agent Bill Walton. “This was the Manhattan Project.”

www.wired.com/story/mirai-botnet-minecraft-scam-brought-down-the-internet/

The Reddit Moderator Getting a PhD in Online Moderation

The Reddit Moderator Getting a PhD in Online Moderation

Kat Lo is studying the largely thankless job of unpaid content moderation so we can make open and safe online communities.

motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a3jkd4/the-reddit-moderator-getting-a-phd-in-online-moderation/

This Is The Daily Stormer’s Playbook

This Is The Daily Stormer’s Playbook

“I once rewrote the lyrics of 50 Cent’s ‘In Da Club’ to make it about the migrant crisis.”

Scientists sequence extinct Tasmanian tiger’s genome

Scientists sequence extinct Tasmanian tiger’s genome – Futurity

The sequenced genome of the Tasmanian tiger reveals that the iconic Australian animal would have struggled to survive had it not gone extinct.

www.futurity.org/tasmanian-tiger-genome-1629182-2/

 

Karl Smith is a New Zealander living in Melbourne, Australia. He's an art and design, tech, and pop culture enthusiast. Previous gigs include musician, concierge, picture framer, designer and product manager.