published in The New Yorker
Monroe looks at the rise of ransomware cyber attacks and their influence on both tech and the broader public. The most recent of these attacks that demanded public attention was the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline's network, causing fuel shortages across the Southeast. Monroe warns us that it's even more dire: "By 2015, the F.B.I estimated that the U.S. was subjected to a thousand ransomware attacks per day; the next year that number quadrupled."
39 days ago
published in The Atlantic
The world of TikTok is growing, fueled by adolescents and teens that spend hours a day on its platform as both consumers and creators. It originally started off with less of a "celebrity" vibe than many of the other social medias, like followers on Instagram for example, but the popularity of a couple teens with simple dance videos, such as Charli D'Amelio, has changed the face of the platform. Is it a completely new form of entertainment or is it simply exposing the teen culture than has been here all along?
211 days ago