Politiwoops Is Still Dead, But You Can Read Millions of Politicians' Deleted Tweets in a New Archive 

When Twitter unceremoniously killed Politiwoops, the Sunlight Foundation-founded site that compiled politicians’ deleted tweets, we lost a valuable tool for political transparency. It sucks, but here’s a silver lining: You can still access the archive of politician saying stupid shit on social media. »9/16/15 10:30am9/16/15 10:30am

Mayor Who Tried to Prosecute Parody Twitter Account Settles in Free Speech Lawsuit

Last year, Peoria resident Jon Daniel, 29, started a Twitter account satirizing (loosely) his city’s mayor, Jim Ardis, portraying the mayor as a hard-partying strip club patron. Ardis did not take kindly to this caricature, ordering a police raid on Daniel’s house; Daniel sued in federal court claiming civil rights… »9/05/15 11:45am9/05/15 11:45am

Donald Trump's Instagram Attack Ads Are the Future of American Politics

Donald Trump just posted a new attack ad against Jeb Bush on Instagram. And in typical attack ad form, it takes quotes from Jeb, uses them out of context, and tosses in photos of criminals while spooky music plays in the background. I have seen the future of American politics, and whether it includes a President Trump… »8/31/15 2:25pm8/31/15 2:25pm

17-Year-Old American Sentenced to Eleven Years In Prison For Tweets Supporting ISIS

An American teenager was sentenced to 11 years in prison today for providing material support to terrorism. But Ali Shukri Amin, just 17 years old, never committed violence in the name of radical Islamic terrorism. His crime was running a Twitter account that celebrated the terrorist group and taught others how to… »8/28/15 1:30pm8/28/15 1:30pm

Why Doesn't Instagram Allow Me to Manage Multiple Accounts Like Twitter Does?

The other day I wanted to post a photo to Gizmodo’s Instagram account. I had to log all the way out of my personal account, dig up the password for Gizmodo’s account, log back in as Gizmodo, and post the photo. It made me wonder: Why doesn’t Instagram make it as easy as Twitter to move between accounts? »8/27/15 8:20pm8/27/15 8:20pm

The Best Operations Security Propaganda Posters From World War II

“Loose tweets destroy fleets.” That’s the slogan of the United States Air Force’s latest operations security (OPSEC) campaign, and if the phrase sounds familiar, don’t be surprised. We collected 50 propaganda posters from World War II that show an age when keeping military secrets was a matter of life or death. »8/27/15 3:35pm8/27/15 3:35pm