More Students Refusing to Pay Loan Debts to Fraudulent Online Colleges

They call it a debt revolt. Hundreds of students who got loans to pay for degrees through online schools like Everest, owned by Corinthian Colleges, are refusing to pay them back. They argue that Corinthian lied about how many of their graduates landed jobs, and are asking the U.S. Education Department to forgive… » 5/04/15 7:40pm Monday 7:40pm

How to Use Robots.txt to Hide Your Dumb Blog

Completely deleting something from the internet is like corralling drunk, feral geese after setting them loose: Damn near impossible. But there are ways to conceal the web content you don’t want anyone to lay eyes on. You can hide all sorts of webpages with what’s essentially a “Keep Out” sign for search engines: a… » 4/29/15 12:30pm 4/29/15 12:30pm

Why Senator Ron Wyden Has It Wrong About the Open Internet

Sen. Ron Wyden took to Wired yesterday to argue that the Fast Track bill he co-sponsored to rush approval for trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will help protect the free and open Internet. Sen. Wyden has long been a staunch defender of the Internet and users’ rights, and more recently, he… » 4/24/15 3:37am 4/24/15 3:37am

New Hookup App Promises Terrifying Dates with Free Travel


I have never seen an ad for a product that so completely sums up all the reasons why you would never, ever want to use it. The MissTravel app helps “attractive females” score free vacations from “generous males” who just want a first date. And this insanely creepy video is supposed to sell you on it. » 4/23/15 9:35pm 4/23/15 9:35pm

Largest Email Study Ever Shows How Very Predictable We Are

Email has been staple of our lives for over two decades, and yet many of us still struggle to manage it. We’ll whittle our inboxes down to empty one week, only to feel overwhelmed as the number of unread messages climbs into the hundreds the next. Are we always an unpredictable mess when it comes to email? » 4/11/15 6:00pm 4/11/15 6:00pm