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Quinn Norton / Medium:
Barrett Brown sentence shows increasing dangers of security journalism, and why reporters should step back until laws are fixed   —  We Should All Step Back from Security Journalism  —  I'll Go First  —  I started studying the computer underground back when I worked in tech, as an early web developer, in the mid 1990s.
Jan 25, 2015, 12:45 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
How Google Search is using Knowledge Graph, Voice Search, and Google Now to transition to the mobile dominant world   —  How Google Search Dealt With Mobile  —  Google's flagship product has been part of our lives for so long that we take it for granted.  But Google doesn't.
Jan 16, 2015, 9:00 PMIn context
Scott Rosenberg / Backchannel:
How Bitcoin's Blockchain Could Power an Alternate Internet   —  The code that secures Bitcoin could also power an alternate Internet.  First, though, it has to work. … That is exactly how the Web looked back in 1994—right before it exploded.  Two decades later, it's beginning to feel like we might be at a similar liminal moment.
Jan 13, 2015, 8:10 PMIn context
Dani Grant / Medium:
On Macs, Apple's two-factor authentication still doesn't protect iMessage, iTunes, FaceTime, or the App Store   —  Why Two-Factor Authentication Isn't Protecting Your iCloud Account  —  Users that turn on Two Factor Authentication (2FA) have the expectation that every access point …
Jan 13, 2015, 6:55 PMIn context
Andrew Watts / Medium:
A 19-year-old US college student describes how and why his demographic uses the various social media platforms   —  A Teenager's View on Social Media  —  Written by an actual teen  —  I read technology articles quite often and see plenty of authors attempt to dissect or describe the teenage audience …
Jan 7, 2015, 7:40 PMIn context
Ev Williams / Medium:
Metrics based on a single number, like MAU, are a poor proxy for value for Internet companies   —  A mile wide, an inch deep  —  I was recently quoted as saying, “I don't give a s**t” if Instagram has more users than Twitter.  If you read the article you'll note there's a big “if” before my not giving of said s**t.
Jan 6, 2015, 12:05 AMIn context
Julia Angwin / Backchannel:
Book excerpt from Dragnet Nation: a quest for privacy, security, and freedom in a world of relentless surveillance   —  Who Is Watching You?  —  Companies and institutions track us almost indiscriminately.  Is this the world we want to live in? … But today the anxious question …
Dec 30, 2014, 4:20 AMIn context
Bianca Bosker / Backchannel:
How Pinterest's early onboarding process made a few unknown users its most popular pinners   —  How People You've Never Heard of Got To Be the Most Powerful Users on Pinterest  —  The most popular people on Pinterest aren't famous celebrities or pop-culture icons.  In fact, they don't even want you to know them.
Dec 22, 2014, 9:20 PMIn context
Caleb Garling / Matter:
After TaskRabbit's abrupt pivot this summer, workers and employers remain angry and frustrated   —  Hunting Task Wabbits  —  Everybody's crazy mad with TaskRabbit—but the startup that launched the sharing economy really doesn't want to talk about its troubles.  —  Animations by Justin Cassano
Dec 21, 2014, 2:25 PMIn context
Caleb Garling / Backchannel:
The rise and fall of Internet Underground Music Archive, a file sharing site founded in 1993   —  How Digital Music Missed Its Big Chance  —  Before MySpace, Napster, Spotify or Soundcloud, there was IUMA. … IUMA, co-founded by Patterson, was the first major online outlet where fans …
Dec 14, 2014, 8:35 PMIn context

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