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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
Josephine Wolff / The Atlantic:
How the Secret Service Internet Threat Desk deals with online threats to President Obama   —  How the Secret Service Protects Obama on the Internet  —  When President Obama launched his Twitter account in May, people noticed his rapid accumulation of followers, a silly back-and-forth with President Clinton …
Jul 27, 2015, 8:20 AMIn context
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic:
How Marketplace Lite, a coders-for-hire team, salvaged after the “tech surge”   —  The Secret Startup That Saved the Worst Website in America  —  Loren Yu was on a weekend trip in Los Angeles when he received an urgent email from a friend.  The friend, Kalvin Wang, had a proposition.
Jul 11, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Ethan Zuckerman / The Atlantic:
As commonplace objects like toys become cloud-connected recording devices, policymakers should confront the implications   —  Beware the Listening Machines  —  One of my great pleasures in life is attending conferences on fields I'm intrigued by, but know nothing about.
Jun 22, 2015, 3:45 AMIn context
Peter Wayner / The Atlantic:
Amazon to pay authors of self-published Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners' Lending Library e-books based on pages read, not downloads, from July 1st   —  What If Authors Were Paid Every Time Someone Turned a Page?  —  When I recently learned of Amazon's new plan to pay some authors …
Jun 21, 2015, 2:25 PMIn context
Ava Kofman / The Atlantic:
Augmented Reality may find more applications than Virtual Reality because of its real-world aspect, but must first surmount numerous technical challenges   —  Oculus Rift, Magic Leap, and the Future of Reality-Skewing Wearables  —  After coordinating scientific research …
Jun 14, 2015, 5:15 PMIn context
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic:
Mobile Justice CA app uploads all video footage as it's being captured to servers owned by ACLU, available for iOS and Android for now   —  Film the Police … Last month, video footage emerged that appeared to show something illegal: A U.S. marshal approached a woman who was filming him on duty …
May 7, 2015, 6:25 AMIn context
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic:
How satellite data providers, volunteers online and on the ground cooperated to deliver updated OpenStreetMap maps to rescuers in Nepal faster than ever before   —  The Internet Mapmakers Helping Nepal  —  The night after the earthquake hit Nepal, people feared to sleep in their homes …
May 4, 2015, 8:40 AMIn context
Jake Halpern / The Atlantic:
Behind Liberty Reserve, the digital currency shut down by US authorities for money laundering   —  Bank of the Underworld … In the fall of 2011, the U.S. Secret Service orchestrated a sting operation.  The target was a Vietnamese man named Hieu Minh Ngo.
Apr 27, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic Online:
U.S. Supreme Court: GPS Trackers Are a Form of Search and Seizure   —  If the government puts a GPS tracker on you, your car, or any of your personal effects, it counts as a search—and is therefore protected by the Fourth Amendment.  —  The Supreme Court clarified and affirmed that law on Monday …
Mar 31, 2015, 10:35 PMIn context

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