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ProtonMail launches an encrypted contacts manager to protect journalists’ sources

ProtonMail, a secure email service, is launching an encrypted contacts manager today for its users. The manager provides “zero access” to contacts, ProtonMail says, meaning the company can’t view what users have saved. It also features a digital signature that should prevent anyone from compromising or tampering with contact details. ProtonMail says attackers could compromise […]

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What makes YouTube’s surreal kids’ videos so creepy?

Earlier this month, journalist James Bridle launched a wide-reaching debate on the “industrialized nightmare production” of YouTube Kids videos. These weren’t overtly violent, sexual, or scatological videos, but they felt viscerally wrong. They consist of inane, confusing, low-budget animation sequences with seemingly algorithm-chosen titles like “BURIED ALIVE Outdoor Playground Finger Family Song Nursery Rhymes Animation […]