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Alison Griswold / Slate:
Uber takes “disciplinary actions” against New York GM Josh Mohrer, accused of tracking a journalist's location without consent   —  Uber Takes “Disciplinary Actions” Against Its Top New York Manager Over Privacy Violations  —  Uber said Friday that it has concluded an investigation …
Nov 28, 2014, 7:50 PMIn context
Amanda Hess / Slate:
Interview with ex-Facebook employee Susan Johnson, founder of new Q&A site Women.com   —  What If Men Weren't Allowed on Facebook?  —  The Internet is an egalitarian wonderland where women are free to voice their opinions, dodge rape GIFs, meet new people, field rape threats …
Sep 3, 2014, 10:30 AMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Facebook's privacy pivot: Mark Zuckerberg's plan to win back trust   —  Why Mark Zuckerberg is trying to win back users' trust.  —  Remember when Mark Zuckerberg didn't believe in privacy?  When he argued that it was “no longer a social norm”?  When Facebook employees wouldn't even use the word …
Jul 27, 2014, 6:50 PMIn context
Jordan Weissmann / Slate:
eBay study saw no overall benefit from company's search ads, suggests smaller brands can benefit more   —  We Have No Idea If Online Ads Work  —  The Internet has given us an ocean of data.  Turns out, most of it is pretty useless.  —  In the summer of 2003, Viacom executive Mel Karmazin managed …
Jun 23, 2014, 1:00 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Slate:
The Norwegian Military Wants to Use Oculus Rift to Navigate Tanks   —  Parallel parking is really difficult.  If you practice enough, you can get to a good place with it, but even the most expert parkers can cut too early or too late sometimes.  But when you're driving a military tank …
May 6, 2014, 7:35 PMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Twitter isn't dying: active users and timeline views don't capture the platform's vast reach   —  Twitter Is Not Dying  —  Well, that's it folks: Twitter is dead.  It had a good flight.  A short flight, but a noisy one.  Sadly, it is now headed the way of Flappy Bird.
May 3, 2014, 8:45 PMIn context
Marvin Ammori / Slate:
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's lame excuses for his net neutrality proposal   —  Tom Wheeler tries, and fails, to justify his execution of net neutrality.  —  A few years ago, Internet users, democracy activists, and entrepreneurs got wind of a proposed law, SOPA, that would have changed …
May 3, 2014, 10:25 AMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Facebook news feed: The algorithms, A/B tests, and surveying that make the social network so addictive   —  We all know by now that Facebook isn't cool.  —  And yet somehow it's more popular than ever.  On Wednesday the company announced that its growth continues to surge …
Apr 25, 2014, 8:00 AMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Quakebot algorithm reacts to alerts from U.S. Geological Survey, writes story for LA Times   —  The First News Report on the L.A. Earthquake Was Written by a Robot  —  Ken Schwencke, a journalist and programmer for the Los Angeles Times, was jolted awake at 6:25 a.m. on Monday by an earthquake.
Mar 17, 2014, 6:40 PMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Ellen Flogs Samsung All Night, Switches to iPhone Backstage   —  Samsung paid Ellen DeGeneres enough to turn Sunday night's Oscars telecast into an extended commercial for its Galaxy phone, which she used to take a selfie that succeeded in breaking a Twitter retweets record:
Mar 3, 2014, 1:10 AMIn context

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