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Derek Thompson / The Atlantic:
Pew: entire net growth in digital advertising happening on mobile, with Google and Facebook controlling half of net mobile ad revenue   —  In the early 1950s, television was popular, but unsophisticated.  This was a common sentiment, even among the people who produced it …
Jun 18, 2016, 10:30 PMIn context
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic:
Interview with Medium's Ev Williams on corporate web consolidation, the open web, and centralized platforms   —  To a certain kind of nerd, Ev Williams is the Forrest Gump of internet media.  Williams helped write the software that made us call blogs blogs.  He founded a podcast company years before most people listened to them.
Jun 18, 2016, 2:05 AMIn context
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic:
Facebook's urging of users to register to vote in UK's EU referendum correlates with online signup spike to 186K in a day, over twice what it was in days before   —  We often hear about Facebook's incredible power over election results—it's something I've reported on frequently this year.
Jun 6, 2016, 7:40 PMIn context
Sarah Jeong / The Atlantic:
How a cashless society enables more financial surveillance and censorship through choke points run by corporate intermediaries   —  How a Cashless Society Could Embolden Big Brother  —  In 2014, Cass Sunstein—one-time “regulatory czar” for the Obama administration—wrote an op-ed advocating …
Apr 10, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
Craig Mod / The Atlantic:
Interviews reveal the unique way Myanmar's Facebook-loving farmers use the Internet on Chinese smartphones thanks to newly affordable SIM cards and 3G data   —  The Facebook-Loving Farmers of Myanmar  —  For six weeks last October and November, just before Myanmar held its landmark elections …
Jan 24, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
Russell Berman / The Atlantic:
Both major US political parties will use a new vote-tallying app made by Microsoft and Interknowlogy at Iowa caucuses this year   —  The Iowa Caucus Gets an Upgrade  —  Caucus Night 2012 was not exactly a banner evening for the Republican Party of Iowa.  —  Reporting problems plagued …
Jan 4, 2016, 6:40 AMIn context
Kaveh Waddell / The Atlantic:
UC Davis CS professor says it's cryptographers' moral duty to take on the surveillance state, like scientists in the 1950s confronting the threat of nuclear war   —  The Moral Failure of Computer Scientists … Computer scientists and cryptographers occupy some of the ivory tower's highest floors.
Dec 13, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Joe Marshall / The Atlantic:
Hollywood movies and TV shows are increasingly portraying realistic aspects of hacking and programming culture   —  Pop Culture Is Finally Getting Hacking Right … The idea of a drill-wielding hacker who runs a deep-web empire selling drugs to teens seems like a fantasy embodying the worst of digital technology.
Dec 7, 2015, 4:30 AMIn context
Adrienne Lafrance / The Atlantic:
Inside efforts to resurrect a Pulitzer-nominated 34-part story eight years after it disappeared from the web   —  Raiders of the Lost Web  —  The web, as it appears at any one moment, is a phantasmagoria.  It's not a place in any reliable sense of the word.  It is not a repository.  It is not a library.
Oct 18, 2015, 2:00 AMIn context
Joe Pinsker / The Atlantic:
Wikipedia's dwindling ranks of volunteer editors struggle to stop editors paid by PR firms   —  The Covert World of People Trying to Edit Wikipedia—for Pay  —  On January 11, 2013, James Heilman, an emergency-room physician and one of Wikipedia's most prolific medical editors …
Aug 17, 2015, 12:00 AMIn context

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