What is Mastodon? A social media expert explains how the ‘federated’ network works and why it won’t be a new Twitter

In the wake of Elon Musk’s noisy takeover of Twitter, people have been looking for alternatives to the increasingly toxic microblogging social media platform. Many of those fleeing or hedging their bets have turned to Mastodon, which has attracted hundreds of thousands of new users since Twitter’s acquisition.

Lost in the Mail? School Board Claims Emails not Being Delivered

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (11/5/2022) – After publishing our previous article, Darrell Evans from the WCPS Board of Education replied to a comment on our post, claiming that neither he nor the rest of the Board of Education received our emails with request for comment. We will be reaching out to WCPS for further comment and discussion on this issue, but in the meantime we invite any Board of Education member to reach out to us through social media if they would like to provide comment on our article.

Why ‘bad’ ads appear on ‘good’ websites – a computer scientist explains

Sketchy ads, like those for miracle weight loss pills and suspicious-looking software, sometimes appear on legitimate, well-regarded websites. It turns out that most websites don’t actually decide who gets to show ads to their viewers. Instead, most sites outsource this task to a complex network of advertising tech companies that do the work of figuring out which ads are shown to each particular person.

Cyberattacks have yet to play a significant role in Russia’s battlefield operations in Ukraine – cyberwarfare experts explain the likely reasons

Throughout the latter half of 2021, as it became clear that Russia was massing a large portion of its conventional combat power on the eastern borders of Ukraine, analysts offered contrasting predictions about the role cyberspace would play in an armed conflict. These predictions capture an ongoing debate about whether conflict in cyberspace is destined to supplant conventional conflict or exacerbate it.