Molly writes about tech, business, and culture. Previously she was a writer and editor for Wired and The Daily Dot. She’s on Twitter @iammollymchugh and Instagram @mollygrams.
We Listened to Mark Zuckerberg’s New Podcast (So You Don’t Have To)
On Facebook’s new ‘Tech & Society’ program, and the difference between the CEO’s vision of the future and the challenges of its present reality
The Scourge of Robocalls Is Only Getting Worse
Each month, 5 billion prerecorded spam calls target American phones. Because the software enabling robocalls is legal, how can the problem be stopped?
A Brief History of Facebook’s Party Lines on Privacy
Wading through 15 years of Mark Zuckerberg’s public statements, via the Zuckerberg Files, to gauge how the CEO’s views on protecting user data have changed
No-Spend Challenges and the Promise of Decluttering Your Life
Not spending money—outside of essentials—is one of many self-deprivation challenges having a moment on Instagram and Facebook
Everything About Doing Your Taxes Is Going to Get Worse
Between the president’s tax overhaul and the likely-to-pass Taxpayer First Act, which would bar the IRS from offering free alternatives to private software, Tax Day may be even trickier in the years to come
Pay to … Pay? What Internet Experiments Like Expensive Chat Teach Us About the Consumer-Tech Relationship
How would your smartphone usage change if you had to pay every time you picked up your phone? Would you text less if you were charged by the letter? Some web entrepreneurs are toying with the concept of pay-to-play access to technology.
A Week of L’s: Riding the Facebook News Roller Coaster
From Monday to Friday, the social media networking company dealt with a fresh array of negative reports, as Mark Zuckerberg stepped to the fore to try to put out the media fire. But does any of this affect his bottom line?
Booze, Birthdays, and Breakups: The Highs and Lows of ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Group Vacations
As everybody heads to Mexico for Season 7, here’s a look back at the shenanigans from ‘VPR’ trips past
Will Apple Lock Consumers in With Its New Credit Card?
The Apple Card aims to tether your wallet to the tech giant. Like any credit card, it’s all about what’s hidden in the fine print.
A GIF and a Curse: The Thin Line Between Morphin and Deepfakes
A new app that allows anyone to insert themselves into popular GIFs uses the same image-mapping technology employed by the malicious creators of NSFW hoax videos