Today’s Cartoon: Like Father, Like Son

Monday, February 17, 2020. By Heather Loase, with cartooncollections.com. Why one writer monitors his teens’ electronic devices—and why you should, too. (And here’s a brief history of porn on the internet.) Every weekday, WIRED publishes a new cartoon about the worlds of science and technology. Check back here for more laughs throughout the week. And…

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Wikipedia Is the Last Best Place on the Internet

Remember when Wikipedia was a joke?In its first decade of life, the website appeared in as many punch lines as headlines. The Office’s Michael Scott called it “the best thing ever,” because “anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject—so you know you are getting the best possible information.” Praising Wikipedia,…

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The PlayStation Forums Are Closing Down

For the longest time, Sony has run its own official messageboard, a place where PlayStation owners could get together, hang out, ague pointlessly and, most importantly, troubleshoot. But on February 27, that board will be shutting down.Sony announced the move late last week with a very short, very blunt message:Hello,Beginning 27th February, the PlayStation.com forums…

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Over 500 Chrome Extensions Secretly Uploaded Private Data

More than 500 browser extensions downloaded millions of times from Google’s Chrome Web Store surreptitiously uploaded private browsing data to attacker-controlled servers, researchers said on Thursday.ARS TECHNICAThis story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, reviews, and more. Ars is owned by WIRED’s parent company, Condé Nast.The extensions…

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