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Recent articles by Cara:

How tech is defying death and turning our loved ones into Alexa-powered chatbots

TNW Answers is a live Q&A platform where we invite interesting people in tech who are much smarter than us to answer questions from TNW readers. → Read More

The invisible labor powering Silicon Valley — and the ethics behind 'ghost work'

TNW Answers is a live Q&A platform where we invite interesting people in tech who are much smarter than us to answer questions from TNW readers. → Read More

Byte Me #15: Objectifying men, pandemic parenting, and mindful masturbation

Subscribe to our monthly Byte Me newsletter NOW! Welcome back to Byte Me, our feminist newsletter that makes everyone mad <3 Some updates from us: Cara and Gigi are watching Normal ... → Read More

Tom Nook is richer than Jeff Bezos — but does this raccoon deserve all that wealth?

Nintendo must be rubbing their hands in glee. There’s no way they could’ve predicted just how perfect the timing of the latest Animal Crossing game would be. Released at the start of a global pandemic and lockdown — a time when people are rightly stressed and worried — the calming nature of Animal Crossing: New […] → Read More

How to decorate your Animal Crossing home with Van Gogh paintings

Getty’s Animal Crossing Art Generator includes over 70,000 masterpieces from artists including Van Gogh, Monet, Rembrandt, and Klimt. → Read More

Bumble lets you match with anyone in your country during the pandemic

Bumble have released a bunch of new features to help you online date during the pandemic, including the ability to match with someone in your country. → Read More

We asked a computational poet if machines will ever replace human writers

Nick Montfort, a computational poet and an author of interactive fiction, hosted a TNW Answers session where he spoke about the future of journalism. → Read More

Animal Crossing’s Tom Nook is a patriarchal tyrant in raccoon form

Tom Nook isn't the philanthropist he wants you to believe, this raccoon is a greedy con-artist that wants you wrapped around his capitalist raccoon finger. → Read More

Byte Me #14: Bat Woman, Britney Spears, and social distance warriors

Subscribe to our monthly Byte Me newsletter NOW! Welcome back to Byte Me, our feminist newsletter that makes everyone mad <3 Some updates from us: Gigi has taken up a ... → Read More

Algorithm researcher says 'lying on YouTube is still a profitable business'

Guillaume Chaslot hosted a TNW Answers session where he explained the importance of comparing algorithms and reducing conspiracy theories about COVID-19. → Read More

How we’re keeping fit while working from home

Since COVID-19 means we're all working from home, TNW's editorial team have come up with a few ways on how to keep fit — from YouTube to virtual reality. → Read More

TikTok's learning from YouTube's mistakes and YouTubers should be taken seriously, says researcher

Chris-Stokel Walker, the author of YouTubers, which looks at the lives of content creators who make a living on the platform, as well as its impact on society, hosted a TNW Answers session. → Read More

Almost half of Indian startups don’t hire women to save on maternity costs

A recent survey found that almost half of early stage startups in India have hired fewer or no women in the last year because of high maternity costs. → Read More

Surprise! WeChat is censoring messages about coronavirus in China

Since the beginning of January, WeChat — China’s most popular messaging platform — has been censoring keywords relating to the recent coronavirus outbreak . → Read More

Defining humanlike intelligence and entrusting it with our lives, explained by an AI researcher

Yesterday, Melanie Mitchell, the author of ‘Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans,' hosted a TNW Answers session. → Read More

Byte Me #12: Lost IUDs, Jess Bezos, and a hidden vagenda

Subscribe to our monthly Byte Me newsletter NOW! Welcome back to Byte Me, our feminist newsletter that makes everyone mad <3 Some updates you certainly didn't ask for ... → Read More

How to stop bias from creeping into the recruitment process, a diversity expert explains

Alison Wynn, a diversity researcher, hosted a TNW Answers session where she spoke about her research into gender equality in Silicon Valley and tokenism. → Read More

1 in 10 Americans admit to using 'stalkerware' to monitor their partners

A poll by NortonLifeLoc found one in 10 Americans use stalkerware to monitor their partners’ text messages, phone calls, direct messages, and more. → Read More

How to break up with your phone, explained by a phone addiction researcher

Catherine Price, author of ‘How to Break up with Your Phone,’ hosted a TNW Answers giving advice on how to create a healthier relationship with your phone. → Read More

Report: Apple servers 'intercept' emails to find child abuse imagery

A Forbes report published today revealed how Apple servers scan and read emails to find child abuse imagery using the process of 'hashing.' → Read More