The week of September 13, 2015

Greatest Hits

The greatest story Reddit ever told

By Kevin Morris

How the social news site changed the life of a convicted felon.

Features

The sex-positive saga of Laci Green

By Rae Votta

Frustrated with her church, she turned to the Internet, made millions of fans, and became a voice for action.

Living life cursed by technology

By Aaron Sankin

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity has stumped medical professionals for decades, but its effects are impossible to ignore.

The blacklisting of Hector ‘Sabu’ Monsegur

By Kevin Collier

The most controversial hacker turned informant of his generation wants to become a cybersecurity hired gun, but will anyone let him?

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How to pretend to be happy on the Internet

By Selena Larson

There’s nothing an Instagram filter can’t fix.

Tech in Cuba, before the thaw

By Matt Stempeck

The island nation is reconnecting with its neighbors and revealing its unique world of technology.

Behind Dark Justice’s crusade to bring down pedophiles

By Chris Stokel-Walker

A pair of unemployed 20-somethings have turned vigilante in their quest to jail would-be molesters

Meet the Internet’s DIY brain hackers

By Marissa Fessenden

“I Zapped My Brain With tDCS and LIVED!”

The dark secret about fantasy football no one is talking about

By Ramon Ramirez

Fantasy football is gambling in everything but name, and no one wants to address its addictive nature.

The loneliness of the long-distance drone pilot

By Aaron Sankin

If drones are the future of war, why can’t the Air Force find people to fly them?

The legacy of Rotten.com

By Audra Schroeder

How the Internet’s original shock site warped a generation.

Why ‘Never Alone’ is so much more than a video game

By Dennis Scimeca

In Never Alone, you journey through the living history of the Iñupiat.