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Three most interesting articles of the day

Today’s theme is depressing updates on technology:

  • Twitter Trolls Are Reporting Pro-LGBT Muslim Women to Their Governments, Where Punishment Can Mean Death (The Daily Beast): “Stories of social media harassment have become increasingly common in recent years, but the consequences of this trolling campaign could be far more serious than most. Twitter users in Kuwait have already spent years in jail for tweets similar to the ones trolls unearthed on Sunday and Monday, as repeated requests to Twitter to ban those doxing young women have so far fallen on deaf ears.”
  •  Blockchain Company’s Smart Contracts Were Dumb (Bloomberg): “We talked this morning about a hack at the DAO, the Distributed Autonomous Organization that lives on the Ethereum blockchain and that was supposed to take money from investors and invest it in projects voted on by the investors and administered through smart contracts. Instead – surprise! – the DAO was hacked, and about $60 million worth of Ether (Ethereum’s digital currency) was stolen. Or that is the terminology – ‘hacked,’ ‘stolen’ – that most people have used, and that I used this morning. But maybe it is wrong?”


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