Billions of spam calls hit the US in 2018, and moderating the net's largest kink site is hard work.
KNOW YOUR LIMITS
EVERYONE'S FETISH IS A SAFE SPACE
Over the past decade, Fetlife.com has amassed a community of over 7 million people with a seemingly simple mission: a place for folks to talk about their sexual desires in an open, healthy environment online. And that, for better or worse, comes down to one man: John Baku.
THE GREAT DUMPSTER FYRE
Once upon a time, an event or product that failed epically after a great deal of anticipation was simply, well, an epic failure. We might have called it a "debacle," a "fiasco" or a "flop." Enter: Fyre Fest.
'NOTHING WILL COME EASY'
The Kurdish region of Iraq is home to spectacular peaks, wild rivers and fiercely hospitable people, and it could be the Middle East's next big adventure tourism destination. But there's one small catch: it's still dangerous as hell.
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JUST THE GOOD STUFF
Here at Digg, we spend a lot of time digging through the web to find the best long reads out there, so you can spend your time reading instead of searching. These are our favorites from January.
SLIPPING THROUGH OUR FINGERS
'AS CLOSE TO THE PAST AS WE CAN GET'
For more than a half-century, Desposito's Seafood Restaurant has served the best boiled shrimp on the Wilmington River. Simple Southern fish shacks — food for coastal families, cooked and caught by coastal families — are disappearing throughout the region. And Desposito's may be soon to follow.
Sabre International Security employed guards for the Canadian embassy in Kabul. When a bombing left many of them dead or wounded, the company vanished.
WHEN THE ENDS CAN'T MEET
Stephanie Land's new memoir sheds light on the grueling work — and the bureaucratic complications — of being a maid and a single mother.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
A FEATHERED METRONOME
Tired from the back and forth of the sailing vessel it was perched on, this bird decided to just?give up and go with the flow.
IN THE NEWS
Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a "Facebook Research" VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user's phone and web activity, similar to Facebook's Onavo Protect app that Apple banned in June and that was removed in August.
SCREW EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS
Over the last five years, the global management consulting company Accenture has developed proprietary automation software called the SynOps platform that it says has helped it cut 40,000 jobs within the company.
FUN FUTURE WE'RE LIVING IN
Spam monitoring service Hiya has been analyzing calls, and found that many people are just simply not picking up calls anymore.
TIME TO... MOVE?
In certain parts of North America, the high temperatures yesterday were even lower than Mars' last reported high.