In May 2008, Nakamoto published an online paper outlining how the cryptocurrency would work. Then he vanished.
"I guess I never thought about putting it in the context of your junk."
The social network's giving its "elite" users more control over whose tweets they have to pay attention to.
It's becoming more and more common for everyday appliances to have features we don't expect, and the implications for privacy and freedom can be surprisingly profound. We should be sure we know what we're buying into.
Once seen as a better investment than gold, the digital cryptocurrency is experiencing some severe existential threats.
Someone, somewhere in government, is spending a considerable amount of time keeping Wikipedia's entries on Scottish football up-to-date.
The security services want social networks like Facebook to be more forthcoming with material posted by users that might indicate a threat to national security. But the root causes of terrorism will never be fixed with data alone.
The co-founder of PayPal, Facebook board member and hugely successful venture capitalist is disappointed in the future. He doesn’t think we’re ambitious enough.
“Information doesn’t want to be free,” writes the sci-fi novelist and activist Cory Doctorow, “people want to be free.”
A subtle change in how Twitter's feed works will make some people very angry, but most people probably won't even notice.