Who’s Getting Rich Off All the Loud Teen YouTubers? This Guy
Chris Vaccarino had a nice, $1 million-per-year business shipping band T-shirts. Then YouTube stars came along, and with it came their fans’ parents’ cash.
Men’s Rights Activists: Hide Money From Ex-Wives in Bitcoin
Members of bitcoin’s overwhelmingly male fanbase want to use the cryptocurrency to hide money from women.
Feds Bust Designers of the Botnet That Crippled the Internet
Several men have admitted to U.S. prosecutors that they hijacked an army of home devices capable of taking down big parts of the internet in 2016—and all because of a grudge.
This App Turns Your City Into a Crime-Riddled Hellscape
‘Citizen’ was initially called ‘Vigilante’ and was quickly banned from the App Store for encouraging instant justice. Now it’s back with the same problems and a different name.
Crooks Are Hacking iTunes to Launder Their Bitcoins
Scammers are exploiting iTunes by uploading their own DIY music, buying it up with some gift-card trickery—and then getting fiat currency from those dubious sales.
Open and Shut
Want to Save Net Neutrality? Take It to Court.
Trying to get the attention of an FCC commissioner entirely beholden to his former employer at Verizon is a lost cause. The courts are impartial—and could save the web.
The Millionaire YouTuber Making Tweens Sob in the Streets
While clueless millennials pretend not to know who he is, Jake Paul is busy transforming what it means to be a social-media influencer—and building an empire along the way.