Caitlin Dewey

For Caitlin Dewey's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Self-harm blogs can pose problems for those fighting depression

Sep 16, 2013

Self-harm blogs can pose problems for those fighting depression

Self-harm blogs shelter in a dark, desperate corner of the Internet that few of us will ever see. But 14-year-old Anouschka, a baby-faced blogger, has lived here for months, collecting photos of slashed wrists and razor blades, reading grim, adolescent poems about death and ...

Unemployed Web developer hacks Zuckerberg's Facebook page

/ Aug 20, 2013

Unemployed Web developer hacks Zuckerberg's Facebook page

An unemployed Palestinian developer named Khalil Shreateh tried several times to report a bug to Facebook’s security team. When no one got back to him, he took the (dubiously) logical next step: exploited the bug to leave a public comment on Facebook CEO Mark ...

Lego faces have gotten angrier, study finds

/ Jun 14, 2013

Lego faces have gotten angrier, study finds

Washington Legos haven’t become astronomically expensive in the past 35 years — a new international study says the popular kids’ toy has also developed a bit of an attitude problem. Lego characters released since the early 1990s are proportionately more angry, the study found. ...