Netflix Australia Has Been Double-Billing Customers

Check your bank statements: the Netflix billing system has gone sideways and started charging customers two, three and even eight times in some instances.


Americans Value Privacy But Don't Trust Tech Companies To Provide It

Americans want privacy as much as ever — but in the digital age, most think it’s a lost cause. That, at least, is the depressing takeaway from a new Pew report, which shows that the faith of US citizens in digital service providers (and themselves) to protect their data is abysmally low.


Two Million Internet Users Designed This House... And It's Not Bad

Design by committee is usually a recipe for a hot pile of garbage. Design by a committee of two million? It’s not as bad as you’d think.


Here's Facebook's Little Red Book: A Guide To Zuckerbergian Truth

Facebook, like many Silicon Valley giants, has a mythology that’s used to indoctrinate workers. To help spread this ancestral origin story, Facebook enlisted its in-house print shop to publish a book of cultish aphorisms to guide inductees towards the light.


How Much Of This Gen-Y Internet Slang Do You Understand?

I’m used to much of my slang falling on baffled, deaf ears. But how confusing is Gen Y internet slang really?


Here Are 40,000 Photos Of Old New York Plotted On A City Map

Over 40,000 vintage photos of New York City from the New York Public Library archives have been geotagged to a Google Map, letting you click right through history on every street corner.


Facebook Messenger Now Has 'Caller ID' So You Know Who's Messaging

Briefly: Facebook is today rolling out a new feature for its Messenger app that will tell you who’s trying to get in touch — with a big photo, description of your connection and other public information — the first time they contact you.


Crazy Rumour: Kanye Might Dump Jay Z's Tidal To Launch Swish On Beats

Here’s a ludicrous rumour we’re going to explore just for the heck of it because the thought of Kanye West and Apple and Dr. Dre doing something together makes me want to throw a cartoonishly large old-time cash register off a building just to watch millions float away in the wind.


What Kinds Of Apps Will The Kids Of Tomorrow Use After Snapchat Dies?

Today we learned that the only person in the office excited about Microsoft’s Outlook updates was one of the youngest amongst us. Who can predict what the kids today will be into? More importantly for our purposes, what will the youth of tomorrow be using social tech for?


This Map Shows The Most Popular Unique Foods In Each US State

Foursquare tracked people’s tastes across America to come up with a very interesting way to determine the uniqueness of taste: they mined their user data to figure out which food or drink was disproportionately popular in each state. So this map doesn’t show what’s the most popular item in each state, but what item is most uniquely popular in each state (in relation to other places).