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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
Will Oremus / Slate:
The Rise of the Facebook Truthers   —  Journalists will believe anything about the social network, as long as it's totally outlandish.  —  Something about Facebook makes journalists lose their minds.  How else to explain the seemingly unending procession of stories based on wild speculation and implausible conspiracy theories?
Feb 12, 2014, 10:20 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Slate:
Game Developers Are Trolling the Makers of Candy Crush With Other “Candy” Games   —  What if a game developer was so concerned about protecting its viral iOS hit that it trademarked the word candy in Europe, and then succeeded in getting Apple to enforce the trademark?
Jan 31, 2014, 6:50 AMIn context
David Auerbach / Slate:
San Francisco tech workers rarely resemble the ruthless techno-libertarians portrayed in media   —  The Silicon Valley-ization of San Francisco  —  The press portrays a ruthless band of techno-libertarians taking over the city.  The reality is much different.
Dec 22, 2013, 5:10 AMIn context
Jennifer Golbeck / Slate:
Facebook collects metadata on “self-censorship”, updates you begin typing but don't publish   —  Facebook wants to know why you didn't publish that status update you started writing  —  Facebook wants to know why you didn't publish that status update you started writing.
Dec 14, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Derek Khanna / Slate:
Obama's Secret Attempt to Ban Cellphone Unlocking, While Claiming to Support It   —  Last week, WikiLeaks made public a portion of a treaty that the White House has been secretly negotiating with other nations and 600 special interest lobbyists.  The draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Treaty …
Nov 19, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Will Oremus / Slate:
Ulbricht posted a question linking him to Silk Road under his real name on Stack Overflow   —  The Bonehead Mistake That Brought Down an Online Drug-Dealing Empire  —  Even the finest programmers could use a little help from their friends on Stack Overflow now and then.
Oct 2, 2013, 3:20 PMIn context
Alex Kaufman / Slate:
How “one weird trick” conquered the Internet: what happens when you click on those omnipresent ads   —  What happens when you actually click on one of those “One Weird Trick” ads?  —  You've seen them.  Peeking out from sidebars, jiggling and wiggling for your attention …
Aug 4, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
David Weigel / Slate:
Amendment to Restrict the NSA's Snooping Power Fails in the House by 12 Votes   —  Earlier this week, it became clear that a libertarian/liberal-backed amendment to restrict the National Security Agency might actually pass.  Michigan Reps. Justin Amash and John Conyers (a Republican and a Democrat) …
Jul 24, 2013, 8:55 PMIn context

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