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Sarah Jeong Is Watching the Web From Portland. She Sees a Pile of Garbage.

Sarah Jeong has a warning: Fix the internet before it destroys America. “The internet, in its current shape, has brought out the worst parts of humanity and is hiding the best parts,” she says. “It’s possible the internet has made us lose our minds.” When Jeong goes online, here’s what she sees: YouTube videos spreading …

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How Spammers Hijack Abandoned URLs to Spread SEO Garbage Across the Internet

Illustration: Jim Cooke/Gizmodo “Was The Morningside Post website hacked?” a friend asked me. The site, which I once co-edited, seemed to have died, and returned as a zombie version of itself. About five months ago, my successors at TMP—the student-run news publication at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs—accidentally allowed their site’s web …

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