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Backpage.com: ad printer or pimp?

Backpage.com: ad printer or pimp?

A female police officer poses as a prostitute on Holt Boulevard in Pomona, CA.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Open up an alt weekly, flip to the classifieds and you’ll likely find images of scantily clad women, mostly, advertising an array of adult activities. Online, there are similar services, like Backpage.com, second to Craigslist in popularity [...]

Looking at the intersection of science and creativity through the figure of the innovator

Looking at the intersection of science and creativity through the figure of the innovator

“The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution” by Walter Isaacson In his new book, “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution,” Walter Isaacson explores the past 150 years of technological advancements. Previously, Isaacson documented the lives of individuals who have shaped [...]

Looking at the intersection of science and creativity through the figure of the innovator

Looking at the intersection of science and creativity through the figure of the innovator

“The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution” by Walter Isaacson In his new book, “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution,” Walter Isaacson explores the past 150 years of technological advancements. Previously, Isaacson documented the lives of individuals who have shaped [...]

Looking at the intersection of science and creativity through the figure of the innovator

Looking at the intersection of science and creativity through the figure of the innovator

“The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution” by Walter Isaacson In his new book, “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution,” Walter Isaacson explores the past 150 years of technological advancements. Previously, Isaacson documented the lives of individuals who have shaped [...]

After Craigslist murder, what are the best practices for the peer-to-peer economy?

After Craigslist murder, what are the best practices for the peer-to-peer economy?

Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster poses in front of the Craigslist office March 21, 2006 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images “Avoid scams, deal locally! DO NOT wire funds (e.g. Western Union), or buy/rent site unseen.” This is the warning that appears at the bottom of every posting on Craigslist. Today, it’s one of [...]

After Craigslist murder, what are the best practices for the peer-to-peer economy?

After Craigslist murder, what are the best practices for the peer-to-peer economy?

Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster poses in front of the Craigslist office March 21, 2006 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images “Avoid scams, deal locally! DO NOT wire funds (e.g. Western Union), or buy/rent site unseen.” This is the warning that appears at the bottom of every posting on Craigslist. Today, it’s one of [...]

After Craigslist murder, what are the best practices for the peer-to-peer economy?

After Craigslist murder, what are the best practices for the peer-to-peer economy?

Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster poses in front of the Craigslist office March 21, 2006 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images “Avoid scams, deal locally! DO NOT wire funds (e.g. Western Union), or buy/rent site unseen.” This is the warning that appears at the bottom of every posting on Craigslist. Today, it’s one of [...]

After Craigslist murder, what are the best practices for the peer-to-peer economy?

After Craigslist murder, what are the best practices for the peer-to-peer economy?

Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster poses in front of the Craigslist office March 21, 2006 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images “Avoid scams, deal locally! DO NOT wire funds (e.g. Western Union), or buy/rent site unseen.” This is the warning that appears at the bottom of every posting on Craigslist. Today, it’s one of [...]

Will upheld voter ID laws impact elections?

Will upheld voter ID laws impact elections?

A voter shows his photo identification to an election official Feb. 26 at an early voting polling site, in Austin, Texas.; Credit: Eric Gay/AP As midterm elections arrive in just a couple weeks, the Supreme Court has upheld a voter ID law in Texas that requires voters to present one of seven types of identification [...]

Will upheld voter ID laws impact elections?

Will upheld voter ID laws impact elections?

A voter shows his photo identification to an election official Feb. 26 at an early voting polling site, in Austin, Texas.; Credit: Eric Gay/AP As midterm elections arrive in just a couple weeks, the Supreme Court has upheld a voter ID law in Texas that requires voters to present one of seven types of identification [...]