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Reddit Hacked, Some User Data Stolen

According to chief technology officer Christopher Slowe, Reddit suffered a data breach at the hands of a hacker or a group of hackers between June 14th and June 18th. Veteran users of the “frontpage of the internet” should consider securing their accounts. Read More >>

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What Is Fungal Acne and Why Do So Many People Suddenly Think They Have It?

Have you ever had a breakout that wouldn’t go away for weeks, maybe even months, no matter which products you threw at it? Did it consist of a lot of small bumps? Was it a little itchy? Read More >>

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Thanos Has Snapped His Fingers and Killed Half of a Subreddit

Perfect balance has been achieved. The r/ThanosDidNothingWrong subreddit is now better equipped to allocate its precious resources after moderators randomly banned half of its members. Was I among those culled? Well, all I can say is: I don’t feel so good right now, Mr. Stark. Read More >>

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Redditor Gives Live Updates After Apparently Finding Anti-Tank Missile in Server Room

Ever head into the office to find your chair at someone else’s desk? Or a new plant in the break room? What about a live explosive next to where you keep the server racks? That’s what Reddit user WhySoSadCZ appears to have found and photographed after attempting to perform some routine maintenance in a seemingly innocuous office building. Read More >>

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Who on Earth Taught You People How to Eat?

Depending on where you’re eating and who you’re eating it with, the rules around food can be stunningly complex. The core concept, however, is that food is inserted into the mouth, and once it’s there, if you find it impossible to masticate with human teeth or discover the object to be a source of pain/bleeding, an error in judgement has been made. Spit it out and try a new approach. Not food. Read More >>

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This Clever Westworld Sleuth Found the ‘Raj’ Park Months Ago, and There’s Still More to Uncover

Westworld’s latest park reveal may have seemed like a surprise to many viewers, but there have been hints about Park 6 for months. Of course, they weren’t easy to find, but someone did. We’ve got an interview with the fan who first came across the code to “the Raj,” and what he’s since found that hints at the future of Westworld. Read More >>

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Reddit Wants to Reintroduce Cryptocurrency Payments at Some Point, and Not Just Bitcoin

Back in March Reddit removed the option to pay for Reddit Gold with Bitcoin, citing changes to Coinbase's payment platform and users experiencing bugs as the reason. Now, though, Reddit's Chief Technology Officer Chris Slowe has suggested this move isn't permanent and more crypto options might arrive in the near future. Read More >>

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The 5 Strangest Westworld Theories That Could Still (Technically) Be True

The only thing better than Westworld itself are all the fan theories. Some have turned out to be true—others are, let’s say, a tad less plausible. In this latest video, I, Beth Elderkin, and Gizmodo social editor Joe Tonelli share five of the weirdest fan theories that haven’t actually been disproven yet. Read More >>

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Reddit Is Helping Some People Deal With Their Mental Health Struggles

Reddit’s gotten plenty of deserved criticism over the years for hosting some of the most toxic communities on the internet. But a new study published this month in the Journal of Medical Internet Research suggests that at least some subreddits are helping people dealing with depression and other mental health issues come out of their shells. Read More >>

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Reddit CEO Confirms Racial Slurs Are Just Fine on His Site

In the midst of Mark Zuckerberg’s hours-long testimony before the US Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committees, Reddit dropped its 2017 transparency report. It contained a list of nearly 1,000 user accounts the company believed were involved with the Russia-backed Internet Research Agency—and unlike other social media companies, Reddit has also preserved those banned accounts’ posts for review by any user. But the more alarming admission was made by CEO Steve Huffman in the comments below. Read More >>

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Reddit: We’ve Found 1,000 Suspected Russian Troll Accounts, But Most of Them Sucked at Getting Upvotes

Reddit says it has identified and plans to purge 944 accounts suspected to be tied to the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian troll farm that has been linked to an alleged campaign to spread disinformation and propaganda on US social media sites before the 2016 elections. Read More >>

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Reddit’s Big, Dumb Meme War Ends in Tears

An imagined war between dozens of meme communities on Reddit has been called off following the hacking of a chat server and the posting of a moderator’s personal information online. From start to finish, the entire conflict took less than a week. Read More >>

science
New Room-Temperature Maser Uses Weird Diamond to Succeed Where Others Failed

Scientists have used the same technology that brought us time crystals to create a room-temperature maser—a microwave laser—that overcomes many of masers’ past problems. Read More >>

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Reddit Bans Slew of Communities Amid New Rule Targeting Sales, Trades, and Giveaways

Reddit’s bread and butter may be links and comments, but the site has a long history as a facilitator of gift swaps, and a backwoods marketplace. New site rules enacted today make much of that behaviour prohibited. Read More >>