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Amanda Hess / Slate:
Sony employees on the hack, one year later   —  What it was like to be a rank-and-file Sony employee as the unprecedented cyberattack tore the company apart.  —  Every morning, like so many of her colleagues, a television writer would drive from her Hollywood apartment to the Culver City, California, lot of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Nov 24, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Why adaptive learning software is seeing increased adoption in US schools and colleges and may completely replace textbooks   —  Adaptive learning software is replacing textbooks and upending American education.  Should we welcome it?  —  Eighteen students file into a brightly lit classroom.
Nov 1, 2015, 10:40 PMIn context
Rebecca Wexler / Slate:
Defendants Should Have the Right to Inspect the Software Code Used to Convict Them   —  Secret code is everywhere—in elevators, airplanes, medical devices.  By refusing to publish the source code for software, companies make it impossible for third parties to inspect, even when that code has enormous effects on society and policy.
Oct 12, 2015, 10:20 AMIn context
Lebanon, New Hampshire library board votes to reinstate its Tor relay, after DHS contacted local police   —  How a Small New Hampshire Library Fought Government Fearmongering  —  Board meetings of the Lebanon Libraries in the small town of Lebanon, New Hampshire, don't normally include signs that read …
Sep 19, 2015, 11:25 AMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Many viral Facebook videos are ripped from YouTube and re-uploaded to Facebook without consent, and some end up with more views than originals   —  Facebook's Piracy Problem  —  Are plagiarized YouTube videos helping fuel the social network's astonishing video growth?
Jul 8, 2015, 1:45 PMIn context
Alison Griswold / Slate:
Spotify Running pushes you to keep pace with your music but doesn't change tempo once it's set   —  Spotify Running: The new music-streaming feature is nifty but stifling  —  It's a cool summer evening, and I'm striding along the Hudson River in New York's West Village, testing whether Spotify and I can keep pace with each other.
Jun 15, 2015, 6:15 AMIn context
Jon Christian / Slate:'s data export tool for shuttered social networking site MyFamily didn't save the discussions of former users, erasing family memories of avid users   —  Deleting the Family Tree  —  When shuttered its social network for relatives, it erased 10 years' worth of my family's correspondence and memories.
Apr 26, 2015, 11:30 PMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
A look at Twitter's homepage redesign, arriving in a few days, which caters to logged out visitors by organizing top tweets by category   —  Twitter for the Masses  —  For non-tweeters, the social network can feel clubby and confusing.  Can its new home page change that?  — is a barren wasteland.
Apr 14, 2015, 2:30 PMIn context
Dan Gillmor / Slate:
Neither of the Steve Jobs biographies gives enough attention to uglier episodes like the anti-poaching conspiracy, and attacks on journalism   —  The Cult of Steve  —  Why Apple insiders are so worked up over two admiring Steve Jobs biographies.  —  Someday, someone will write the definitive book …
Mar 31, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Alison Griswold / Slate:
Lack of notifications on password changes and slow customer service put Venmo users at risk for fraud   —  Venmo Money, Venmo Problems  —  Two twentysomethings hop out of a cab.  They get dinner.  They grab drinks at a bar.  Neither stops to worry about splitting the tab.  “Just Venmo me,” one says.
Feb 26, 2015, 8:35 PMIn context

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