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Bruce Schneier / The Atlantic:
Educated guesses on who the Shadow Brokers are and how they acquired their NSA exploits   —  In 2013, a mysterious group of hackers that calls itself the Shadow Brokers stole a few disks full of National Security Agency secrets.  Since last summer, they've been dumping these secrets on the internet.
May 27, 2017, 9:50 PMIn context
Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic:
Study of 1.5K scholars and tech experts shows 81% expect online incivility and trolling to stay same or get worse, with “Potemkin internet” hiding incivility   —  I'm going to confess an occasional habit of mine, which is petty, and which I would still enthusiastically recommend …
Mar 30, 2017, 5:35 AMIn context
Liza Mundy / The Atlantic:
Efforts to tackle Silicon Valley's sexist culture, including unconscious bias training, are helping but need to go further to break apart the “boys' club”   —  One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant.
Mar 14, 2017, 4:25 PMIn context
Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic:
Mark Zuckerberg's lip service to journalism is not enough to sustain media amid Facebook's ad revenue siphoning and hands-off view of editorial responsibility   —  It's not that Mark Zuckerberg set out to dismantle the news business when he founded Facebook 13 years ago.
Feb 19, 2017, 12:25 AMIn context
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

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