As with all tech articles, the actual article is very interesting, but the embedded links are even more intriguing.

Read more: Verizon is scared of the truth

Verizon is backing a publication called Sugarstring that covers technology, culture, and entertainment. All of the advertisements on Sugarstring are for Verizon. The color palette — red, everywhere — screams Verizon. Its about page, which says “Sugarstring publishes thoughtful tech-focused stories that track humanity’s climb towards the new next” appears to have been written by a corporate robot employed by Verizon. Every page brandishes a badge to let you know that the content you have just consumed has been ???s????? ?? ???????. There’s just two things Verizon won’t be presenting, which happen to be two of the biggest stories in the world right now: stories about how Verizon is fucking over America.

As The Daily Dot has learned, Sugarstring expressly prohibits its reporters from writing anything about domestic surveillance or net neutrality. (But reporting on foreign surveillance, The Daily Dot noted, is just fine!) If you’ve been reading the news for the past year, you’ll know that Verizon is heavily involved in both of these areas. As the country’s largest wireless provider it was one of the first companies implicated in the NSA’s scandalous call record collection program. And as one of the country’s largest internet service providers it has thrown its weight behind killing net neutrality and making the internet worse for everyone.

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Derek Jeter: The Clean Up

October 29, 2014 news

This is a quick photo essay by Derek Jeter about when he went to clean out his locker. The photos are very cool; and if you are a baseball fan, regardless of how you feel about Jeter, they are worth looking at. In the end, its the relationships he built while playing the game that […]

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October 28, 2014 environment

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October 28, 2014 insurance

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Walmart has Gotten into the Used Game Business in Time for the Holidays

October 28, 2014 gifts

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2014 NBA Preview: The Sixers Are Going Nowhere Fast

October 27, 2014 news

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America’s youth unemployment problem

October 27, 2014 jobs

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This week in science: Games and … BRAINS!

October 25, 2014 gifts

This is a pretty clever article roundup from the Daily Kos celebrating the wonderous, glorious week before Halloween. I loved it, I posted it. Read more: This week in science: Games and … BRAINS! Happy upcoming Halloween, guys and ghouls! There are many creepy-crawlies that go bump in the night. Some man-made, some man-made-up; some […]

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The Average Cost Of World Series Tickets Has Gone Up

October 25, 2014 money

Here’s an interesting look at the history of World Series ticket prices and how the average cost has gone up. Read more: The Average Cost Of World Series Tickets Has Gone Up The New York Times reports that Game 1 of the World Series drew only 12.2 million television viewers — the worst Game 1 […]

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