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Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
Study suggests Google's ad-targeting system discriminates based on gender and other personal traits   —  Probing the Dark Side of Google's Ad-Targeting System  —  Researchers say Google's ad-targeting system sometimes makes troubling decisions based on data about gender and other personal characteristics.
Jul 7, 2015, 10:50 AMIn context
James Surowiecki / MIT Technology Review:
Google Fiber has pushed ISPs to improve broadband speeds in many markets, a result the FCC's National Broadband Plan failed to achieve   —  Broadband Speeds Are Improving in Many Places.  Too Bad It Took Google to Make It Happen.  —  It's too often said that some event “changed everything” in technology.
Jun 28, 2015, 2:00 AMIn context
David Talbot / MIT Technology Review:
The case of 5 Chinese hackers who earlier breached US steel firms shows the ease of foiling US corporate security systems   —  Cyber-Espionage Nightmare  —  On a wall facing dozens of cubicles at the FBI office in Pittsburgh, five guys from Shanghai stare from “Wanted” posters.
Jun 13, 2015, 11:00 PMIn context
Rachel Metz / MIT Technology Review:
Google's Project Loon head Mike Cassidy says RF used to connect balloons to one another, gimbal direction must be precise to enable sending of data across 80km   —  EmTech Digital: Project Loon Head Details How the Balloons Interact  —  Project Loon, Google's plan for Internet via floating balloons …
Jun 2, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
George Anders / MIT Technology Review:
How Firefox OS for mobile devices got started, developed carrier and vendor partnerships, and then was blindsided by cheap Android phones   —  Firefox Maker Battles to Save the Internet—and Itself  —  Mozilla helped an open Web flourish in the 2000s.  Now it's struggling to play a meaningful role on mobile devices.
May 25, 2015, 9:40 PMIn context
Antonio Regalado / MIT Technology Review:
Sources: Apple working with US researchers to offer DNA testing via ResearchKit   —  Apple Has Plans for Your DNA  —  The iPhone could become a new tool in genetic studies.  —  Of all the rumors ever to swirl around the world's most valuable company, this may be the first that could involve spitting in a plastic cup.
May 5, 2015, 11:45 PMIn context
MIT Technology Review:
Free Android apps secretly connect to thousands of user tracking and ad sites   —  The Truth About Smartphone Apps That Secretly Connect to User Tracking and Ad Sites  —  Security researchers have developed an automated system for detecting Android apps that secretly connect to ad sites and user tracking sites.
May 4, 2015, 10:20 AMIn context
Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
IBM creates 100-person research group to work on Numenta, brain-inspired AI software from Palm Founder Jeff Hawkins   —  IBM Tests Mobile Computing Pioneer's Controversial Brain Algorithms  —  IBM is testing a contentious idea for making computers more intelligent by trying to copy mechanisms from the human brain.
Apr 10, 2015, 3:30 PMIn context
Rachel Metz / MIT Technology Review:
Despite recent advances by HoloLens and Magic Leap, miniaturization of components is essential for commercializing augmented reality tech   —  Reality Check: Comparing HoloLens and Magic Leap  —  I've seen two competing visions for a future in which virtual objects are merged seamlessly with the real world.
Mar 22, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context
Rachel Metz / MIT Technology Review:
Hands-on with Magic Leap's AR technology, which augments your vision by projecting light into your eyes   —  What It's Like to Try Magic Leap's Take on Virtual Reality  —  A startup is betting more than half a billion dollars that it will dazzle you with its approach to creating 3-D imagery.
Feb 21, 2015, 11:10 AMIn context

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