Study suggests most "dark web" users are not engaging in illicit activities

A new study finds that some people just want privacy.

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  • Despite its reputation as a tool for criminals, only a small percentage of Tor users were actually going to the dark web.
  • The rate was higher in free countries and lower in countries with censored internet access.
  • The findings are controversial, and may be limited by their methodology to be general assumptions.
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The Matrix is already here: Social media promised to connect us, but left us isolated, scared and tribal

The more you like, follow and share, the faster you find yourself moving in that political direction.

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About a year ago I began to follow my interest in health and fitness on Instagram. Soon I began to see more and more fitness-related accounts, groups, posts and ads.
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The COVID effect: How more time at home translated to record porn views

The line between work and play has became blurred during the pandemic.

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  • Pornhub measured its daily traffic and reported an average increase of 24% in daily traffic compared to days before COVID-19 lockdown.
  • During lockdown, VR porn has helped breach the gap between social distancing and human connection.
  • There are many reasons it's better to pay for porn than rely on free websites: it reduces exploitation, the quality is better, and you can dive into the world of VR.
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For those dipping their toes into the dating pool during stay-at-home orders, it's been like swimming in a version of Netflix's reality series “Love is Blind."

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Yes, websites really are starting to look more similar

Was the hamburger menu always so ubiquitous?

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Over the past few years, articles and blog posts have started to ask some version of the same question: “Why are all websites starting to look the same?"

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