Nicholas Thompson (@nxthompson )

Nicholas Thompson



Bio Editor in Chief at Wired. Tips to [email protected] DMs are open. Also: wired.com/securedrop/
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Buffer : One of the top #metoo groups on Facebook appears to have been a long con in which women shared their personal stories of sexual violence and a group of admins later turned them into "erotica" and used them as fodder for further harassment

wired.com/story/how-a-me… by Louise Matsakis

iPhone : Not just Russians. Get 2FA with security key. A physical token (easy to use!) is the only real protection against phishing. If on Gmail, use advanced protection if you’re in politics or journalism. If you need help, contact me and I’ll direct you to people who can help set up. twitter.com/nxthompson/sta…

Buffer : The Russians are already trying to phish candidates in the midterm elections. How to respond:
1) Recognize it's happening
2) Study how it's happening
3) Defend against it happening
4) Don't freak out about it happening
wired.com/story/midterm-…

iPhone : this is the part of the movie where the person is like "now that I'm in my silk robe I'm going alone to check that ominous noise" and their flashlight looks way janky and you're just really questioning their decisions while bracing for whatever is coming wired.com/story/midterm-…

Buffer : I mean, how often does one get to publish a (very touching) piece with this kind of line: "Leo's fascination was, it turned out, not with the gods but with the suction power of a Dyson." By the hilarious Cathy Alter wired.com/story/fan-boy?…

Buffer : Everyone is down on social media. But it's telling that the first government to tax it—Uganda—is a near dictatorship with a history of suppressing dissent. Emily Dreyfuss wired.com/story/uganda-s…

Buffer : Things are starting to fray at Uber. Which means it’s a moment of truth for Dara Khosrowshahi. wired.com/story/ubers-ce…

Twitter Web Client : In just a few minutes, John Collins—with the help of his six-year old Senior Paper Airplane Correspondent Parker—will attempt to break the world record for paper airplane flight distance. You can follow the livestream here: wired.trib.al/N4gt6JY

Buffer : New: Facebook has advertised groups as safe places for people to share intimate information under their real names. But earlier this month, a group with over 15,000 sexual assault survivors was taken over by abusers who threatented the women in it
wired.com/story/how-a-me…

Buffer : I love the internet! it's so fun & friendly here! no death threats/harassment/toxic nonsense at all! wired.com/story/10-most-…

Buffer : I've got a NEW WIRED video that just went live! Basically, it's how to not die while driving two of the craziest watercraft out there: The Seabreacher Model Z and the Jetovator... youtube.com/watch?v=QUDShy…