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Erin Griffith / Wired:
Internal email details Twitter's plans to update rules on abuse, including expanding reporting options, hiding hate symbols behind warnings, more   —  WHEN TWITTER COULD take credit for revolutionary political movements like the Arab Spring, it was easy for the company's executives to joke about their liberal stance on free speech.
Oct 17, 2017, 6:50 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Google launches new “advanced protection” setting for Google accounts of high-risk users, which requires use of a hardware key with every login   —  WHEN IT COMES to the eternal tradeoff between digital security and convenience, most tech firms focus their efforts on the vast majority …
Oct 17, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
The difficulty of the three steps required to hack power grids explains why actual disruptions are so rare   —  IN 2017, IT can sometimes seem like power grids are practically crawling with digital intruders.  Over just the last four months, news has emerged that Russian hackers penetrated …
Oct 16, 2017, 12:10 AMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired:
Profile of Mapper, which aims to help autonomous cars navigate by crowdsourcing mapping data from dashboard-based devices installed in everyday vehicles   —  I went for a drive in San Francisco's Mission District last month.  It was late morning, and there wasn't much traffic.
Oct 14, 2017, 7:05 AMIn context
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Snapchat debuts context cards to let you hail rides, book tables, and more by swiping up on some Snaps; partners include Foursquare, OpenTable, and Lyft   —  I don't know I've reached Snap's global headquarters until I am standing in front of them, leaning on the handle of my rolling suitcase and puzzling over a map app.
Oct 10, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired:
Tim O'Reilly talks about his new book, WTF: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us, and how tech is a positive force despite current issues   —  For more than two decades, Tim O'Reilly has been the conscience of the tech industry.  Originally a publisher of technical manuals …
Oct 9, 2017, 2:45 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Study: race is a stronger impediment than gender for leadership roles in SV; as white women in leadership rose 17% over 8 years, other minority groups declined   —  WHEN IT COMES to Silicon Valley, Asians are an overrepresented population in the workforce.  Even among the tech industry's …
Oct 8, 2017, 10:15 AMIn context
Mark Harris / Wired:
Alphabet gets approval from FCC to fly 30 Project Loon balloons over Puerto Rico for 6 months, after Irma and Maria left 90% of the island without cell service   —  LAST FRIDAY, ENGINEERS on Google parent Alphabet's internet-by-balloon Project Loon tweeted that they hoped to bring emergency connectivity …
Oct 7, 2017, 3:55 PMIn context
Andrew McMillen / Wired:
Profile of Steemit, a social network that rewards users with Steem cryptocurrency for participation; Steem now has a ~$290M market cap   —  Every time you log onto Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to share a photo or post an article, you give up a piece of yourself in exchange for entertainment.
Oct 4, 2017, 10:00 PMIn context
Arielle Pardes / Wired:
How exhibitions well adapted to selfies on social media attract visitors to places like the Museum of Ice Cream   —  WHEN THE MUSEUM of Ice Cream opened in New York in 2015, it was more a temporary curiosity than a rival to, say, the Whitney Museum of American Art, which stood just across the street.
Oct 2, 2017, 4:35 AMIn context

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