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Alex Rosenblat / Motherboard:
Study shows that Uber's app for passengers doesn't reliably show the exact locations of drivers, likely as a side-effect of forecasting supply   —  Uber's Phantom Cabs  —  When Heather*, a driver who has been working for Uber for about eight months, opened up the passenger app a few weeks ago …
Jul 29, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
22 Towns in Massachusetts Are Building Their Own Gigabit Fiber Network   —  Large swaths of rural Western Massachusetts are about to get gigabit fiber internet after residents in 22 separate towns decided to join a government cooperative designed to bring high speed broadband to places …
Jul 5, 2015, 6:00 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Profile of Yahoo's Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos, man in-charge of securing web properties that collectively serve over a billion users   —  Paranoid-in-Chief: Yahoo's Alex Stamos Wants to Secure the Entire Internet  —  It's an early and sunny Saturday after the week-long RSA …
Jun 21, 2015, 10:10 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Wikimedia switching all of its sites to HTTPS by default   —  Wikipedia Is Finally Encrypting the World's Knowledge  —  Wikipedia, one of the most popular websites in the world, will now be encrypted by default, a change that will better protect its hundreds of millions of visitors from surveillance and censorship.
Jun 12, 2015, 7:40 PMIn context
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Netflix is experimenting with pre- and post-roll ads for its own programming   —  What's New on Netflix: Advertisements  —  Netflix is experimenting with advertisements that run both before and after users watch a video.  It's unclear whether or not the company will eventually push ads to everyone.
Jun 1, 2015, 3:00 PMIn context
Brian Merchant / Motherboard:
Interview: MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom discusses recent layoffs, retail store closures, future roadmap, more   —  Remaking MakerBot  —  MakerBot Industries is the public face of 3D printing.  And whenever the public face of a nascent, closely-watched consumer technology undergoes …
May 18, 2015, 6:45 AMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Google Confirms Cops Can Wiretap Your Hangouts   —  In the wake of all the Edward Snowden revelations, a seemingly endless series of encryption apps, all promising some degree “NSA-proof” security, have come out trying to take advantage of this new anti-surveillance business opportunity.
May 12, 2015, 10:30 AMIn context
Lucy Vernasco / Motherboard:
Behind the plan to replace Internet's aging TCP/IP architecture with Named Data Networking   —  The Mission To Save The Internet By Rewiring It From The Name Up  —  While most of us have been binge-streaming or strapping computers to our bodies or wrapping our heads around the ins and outs …
May 4, 2015, 1:20 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
After hacks, dark web email provider SIGAINT claims a government spied on its users   —  After Hacks, A Dark Web Email Provider Says a Government Spied on Its Users  —  About a week ago, the administrator of an email provider that caters to dark web denizens—be they security-conscious journalists …
Apr 25, 2015, 12:50 AMIn context
Jordan Pearson / Motherboard:
MakerBot's new CEO Jonathan Jaglom lays off 20% of staff, about 100 people   —  MakerBot Just Laid Off 20 Percent of Its Staff  —  When MakerBot, the Brooklyn-based 3D printing company, became a subsidiary of 3D printing giant Stratasys, Inc. in 2013, everyone expected there would be changes.
Apr 17, 2015, 3:25 PMIn context

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