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Tech News Sites
- Slashdot - As old as the internet, has changed hands too many times to count and is run by idiots. However the community that visits/comments on the articles are top notch.
- SoylentNews - A fork of Slashdot from early 2014 (the infamous "Slashdot Beta" era). Good, but much smaller community.
- DistroWatch - Linux distro release news and a weekly newsletter. Also has a decent list of linux/open source focused podcasts.
- ArsTechnica - Decent writers on staff. Covers all things tech.
- Wired - More consumerist than ArsTechnica and falling towards clickbait headlines as of 2015. Good security section.
- TechDirt - Focuses more on legal and copyright issues than general technology.
- TorrentFreak - Focus on torrent and copyright issues. If your tracker is down, these guys will know why.
- EFF - Legal issues and open internet news.