Illustration for article titled Why Are SWAT Teams Being Called On Gamers?

Welcome to this week’s Reading List, your Sunday guide to some of the most interesting science and technology stories on the internet this week. This week, we’ll examine a wartime deception, cyberattacks, swatting, and changes in the world around us.

  • During the Second World War, the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops had a unique mission: staffed with art students, sound engineers and Hollywood writers, their job was to use creativity to deceive Germany. [Works That Work]
  • Strater appears to be your typical American family, with one different: they’ve been regularly targeted for harassment by someone from the internet. [Daily Dot]
  • A female gamer named Janet woke up to find a SWAT Team in her living room, called by an fellow gamer who reported a fake emergency. How SWATing became a thing. [New York Times]
  • New York Magazine profiles the changes in a Brooklyn Street. [NY Mag]
  • When a video store closed after a quarter century, here’s what one employee learned about his industry. [Vox]

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