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Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Obama: law enforcement monitors public social media posts as part of the visa review process   —  Obama Says the Feds Vet Social Media Before Issuing Visas  —  After the massacre at a San Bernardino, California, holiday party this month, a wave of speculation crested over whether …
Dec 19, 2015, 9:15 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Secret Code Found in Juniper's Firewalls Shows Risk of Government Backdoors   —  Encryption backdoors have been a hot topic in the last few years—and the controversial issue got even hotter after the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, when it dominated media headlines.
Dec 19, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Cade Metz / Wired:
IBM, JP Morgan, and others build the Open Ledger Project, a blockchain for business services, overseen by the Linux Foundation   —  Tech and Banking Giants Ditch Bitcoin for Their Own Blockchain  —  Several major companies from across both the technology and financial industries—including IBM …
Dec 17, 2015, 12:00 PMIn context
Cade Metz / Wired:
SEC approves Overstock's plan to sell public securities using blockchain technology   —  SEC Approves Plan to Issue Stock Via Bitcoin's Blockchain  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a plan from online retailer Overstock.com to issue company stock via the Internet …
Dec 15, 2015, 9:15 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Tor Project hires Shari Steele, who led the EFF for 15 years, as its new executive director   —  Tor Hires a New Leader to Help It Combat the War on Privacy  —  The Tor Project is entering a crucial phase in its nearly 10-year existence.  In the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks …
Dec 12, 2015, 2:05 AMIn context
Cade Metz / Wired:
Facebook Open Sources Its AI Hardware as It Races Google   —  In Silicon Valley, the new currency is artificial intelligence.  —  Over the last few years, a technology called deep learning has proven so adept at identifying images, recognizing spoken words, and translating from one language to another …
Dec 10, 2015, 1:15 PMIn context
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Uber to test its food-ordering service UberEATS in a standalone app, available for Toronto residents   —  The UberEATS Standalone App Has Nothing to Do With Rides  —  Today Uber launches its first standalone app that isn't about getting a ride.  Called UberEATS, it's a new food-ordering app that will be available in Toronto.
Dec 9, 2015, 12:50 PMIn context
Wired:
Blog posts and unverified leaked documents suggest eccentric 44-year-old Australian entrepreneur Craig Steven Wright is Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto   —  Bitcoin's Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Probably This Unknown Australian Genius  —  Even as his face towered 10 feet above the crowd …
Dec 8, 2015, 4:55 PMIn context
Davey Alba / Wired:
In select regions, the US Postal Service will soon email you scans of envelopes you receive in the mail   —  The US Postal Service Will Soon Email You Scans of Your Mail  —  The US Postal Service is rolling out a new service that emails you scans of the mail you'll be getting in your mailbox each day.
Dec 8, 2015, 3:35 PMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
Fossil Q Founder Android Wear smartwatch available November 25 for $275, favors fashion over tech   —  Fossil's New Smartwatches Favor Fashion Over Tech  —  The designers at Fossil have been making watches and jewelry for decades.  When they set out to make their first smartwatch, though, they had to re-learn a few things.
Nov 25, 2015, 1:10 AMIn context

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