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. ...