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The Rise and Fall of a Bitcoin Mining Sensation

It was 8:45 in the morning of June 13 when Bill Stewart, the CEO of Maine-based bitcoin mining business Dynamics Mining, received a...

Wikipedia Articles Sway Some Legal Judgments

In 2005, the Irish Supreme Court ruled in favor of a woman who sued a landowner for compensation in 1997 after she lost...

How Siestas Might Help Europe Survive Deadly Heat Waves

For years, there have been concerns in Spain that this is not the best way to do business. In 2016, Prime Minister Mariano...

Kenya’s Threat to Ban Facebook Could Backfire

In June, Global Witness and Foxglove found that Meta continued to approve ads in Amharic targeting Ethiopian users that included hate speech and...

Gig Workers Are Losing Their Hard-Won Rights

Not all of Just Eat’s orange-clad couriers were switched to salaried contracts, and the company did continue to use self-employed gig workers hired...

Data Centers Are Facing a Climate Crisis

When record temperatures wracked the UK in late July, Google Cloud’s data centers in London went offline for a day, due to cooling...

Big Tech Can’t Stop Obsessing Over Apple and TikTok

Every three months, Wall Street watches with anticipation for bumper results from Big Tech companies. Over the course of a little more than...

Instagram Proves When You’ve Lost the Kardashians, You’re Screwed

Hello, friends. My name is Kate Knibbs, and I’m a senior writer at WIRED covering culture and media. I’ll be your substitute Plaintext...

Drone Contraband Deliveries Are Rampant at US Prisons

It’s not children who are committing these heists, of course. It’s people running jobs on the inside and the outside. Internet-connected cell phones...

The Case for Making Public Transit Free Everywhere

But the rush for free or heavily-discounted tickets can have the opposite effect. In Germany, the first long weekend of the 9-euro-a-month tickets...

The US Throws $52 Billion at Chips—but Needs To Spend It Wisely

Congress passed the CHIPS and Science Act on Thursday, a $280 billion package that includes $52 billion in funding available to companies that...

Martin Shkreli Is Back With a Web3 Drug Discovery Platform

Martin Shkreli—the notorious ex-pharmaceutical executive fresh from prison after his 2017 fraud conviction—announced his latest, eyebrow-raising venture this week: the creation of a...

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