Fran Berkman is a technology reporter whose work for the Daily Dot focused on cryptocurrencies and internet freedom. In April 2017, he joined BuzzFeed as the deputy director of news curation.
How fears of the ‘antifa apocalypse’ set the stage for QAnon
The many lives of the Dancing Baby, cyberspace’s first cringe meme
The enduring footprint of one of TV’s first big companion podcasts
Lyn Ulbricht isn't just fighting for her son's freedom, she's fighting for yours, too.
On Oct 20, 2014 by Fran Berkman
“I look at it as the Visa card of the future.”
On Oct 13, 2014 by Fran Berkman
Here are all the words and phrases you need to know to understand net neutrality.
On Sep 5, 2014 by Fran Berkman
It all depends on the price.
On Aug 8, 2014 by Fran Berkman
Bitcoin has never looked so good.
On Jul 23, 2014 by Fran Berkman
StubHub described the hackers as a “pretty intense network of cyber fraudsters working in concert with each other.”
If Bitcoin does break through and achieve widespread mainstream adoption, things are likely going to change.
On Jul 18, 2014 by Fran Berkman
Count your lucky stars you're not the FCC's IT guy.
On Jul 15, 2014 by Fran Berkman
"Our goal must be to protect the openness of the Internet for future generations."
"They have the wrong Pepsi tank hooked up to the wrong Pepsi spout."
On Jul 14, 2014 by Fran Berkman
The NSA is turning us into Luddites.
Don't even think about it, John Boehner.
On Jul 11, 2014 by Fran Berkman
For a company that once said it “had no Plan B,” Aereo is suddenly making moves left and right.
Amazon says it is 'deeply' disappointed with the lawsuit.
On Jul 10, 2014 by Fran Berkman
The most recently revealed Internal Revenue Service email fail features some painful irony.