The definitive history of internet sensation Boxxy

January 13th, 2014

It has been five years since the internet discovered Boxxy. This is the story of how a 16-year-old drama student conquered 4chan, hid from obsessed fans and built herself a YouTube career.

The Kernel Awards: 2013 edition

December 31st, 2013

Who were the heroes, and who were the villains? Jeremy Wilson sketches out the highs and lows of 2013, the year when pop culture and internet culture collided.

UK government inadvertently funding piracy sites

December 16th, 2013

The British taxpayer is supporting copyright theft on a massive scale.
How the gambling industry funds piracy   

The gambling industry’s shady ties to copyright theft

December 12th, 2013

A Kernel investigation has discovered that practically the entire UK gambling industry is funding copyright infringement by advertising on torrent sites.

Inside the Tinder TOWIE spam ‘scam’

November 26th, 2013

Beautiful women dressed as angels are promising men over Tinder that they can party with reality TV stars. But a Kernel investigation reveals that these club promoters are using underhand tactics.

New Amazon shame: Holocaust denial

October 14th, 2013

A Kernel investigation has revealed that Amazon is selling books that defend Holocaust denial, even in countries where Holocaust denial is against the law.

An epidemic of filth

October 11th, 2013

How Amazon, Barnes & Noble, WHSmith, Waterstones and Foyles profit from breathtakingly obscene amateur paperbacks, e-books and audiobooks about rape, incest, bestiality and child abuse.

How Amazon cashes in on Kindle filth

October 9th, 2013

How tax-dodging online retailer Amazon cashes in on depraved amateur literature that glorifies rape, incest and child abuse.
The most shocking examples     • Right this way, Amazon   

Inside the world’s largest arms fair

September 11th, 2013

The Kernel’s James Cook was escorted around DSEI, a massive international weapons conference held bi-annually in London. Here’s what he found.

I met the fracking protesters

August 21st, 2013

Jeremy Wilson spent a day with the fracking protesters at Balcombe, West Sussex.
Read the interviews     • In pictures   

How Silicon Valley powers terrorism

August 12th, 2013

After a month-long investigation into extremism, Kernel reporters Jeremy Wilson and James Cook name and shame three well-known technology firms empowering radical Islamist terrorists.

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