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Garrett M. Graff / Wired:
Inside the FBI's hunt for notorious Russian hacker and Zeus malware creator Evgeniy Bogachev, who has intelligence ties and a $3M bounty on his head   —  On the morning of December 30, the day after Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russia for interfering in the 2016 US election …
Mar 26, 2017, 9:25 AMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
Medium debuts Series feature for its mobile app, similar to Snapchat Stories, but Series don't expire and users can subscribe to updates   —  At some point in every technology's evolution, the world settles on its Right Way To Do Stuff.  Having one broadly adopted system just makes life easier …
Mar 1, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Nearly three years after debuting, GMail's end-to-end encryption project gets handed over to open source devs and may never formally launch as a Google product   —  Nearly three years have passed since Google announced it would offer an end-to-end encryption add-on for Gmail …
Feb 28, 2017, 3:50 PMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
HMD announces €189 5.2" Nokia 5, €139 5" Nokia 3, and €49 Nokia 3310 feature phone, all of which will ship in Q2; the €229 Nokia 6 will be available worldwide   —  Before there was iPhone, there was 3310.  After its launch in 2000, Nokia sold more than 125 million models …
Feb 26, 2017, 3:40 PMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
Google announces more carrier support for its implementation of RCS, rebrands Messenger to Android Messages, makes app default on phones from LG, ZTE, others   —  When text messaging was simple, SMS worked beautifully.  You could send 160 characters to anyone with a cellphone, and they'd receive it the same way they would a phone call.
Feb 24, 2017, 10:40 AMIn context
Cade Metz / Wired:
AI-powered hedge fund Numerai unveils new digital token Numeraire that collaboratively rewards Wall Street data scientists for the best trading algorithms   —  Wall Street is a competition, a Darwinian battle for the almighty dollar.  Gordon Gekko said that greed is good, that it captures “the essence of the evolutionary spirit.”
Feb 22, 2017, 10:30 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Open Whisper Systems announces beta rollout of video calling feature for Signal app, which comes with new privacy tradeoffs   —  Even as the encryption app Signal became the go-to private communications channel for activists, journalists, politicians, and more, its encrypted calling feature remained less than perfect.
Feb 14, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Gabriel Snyder / Wired:
Inside NYT's digital transformation: luring subscribers via Beta Group's vertical apps, a Facebook chatbot, live video, VR, and more on top of strong journalism   —  Arthur Gregg Sulzberger doesn't remember the first time he visited the family business.  He was young, he says, no older than 6 …
Feb 12, 2017, 4:25 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Study finds that of 283 mobile VPNs in Google Play Store, 18% didn't encrypt traffic at all, while 75% used third-party data tracking libraries   —  Between an industry-wide push to encrypt all web traffic and the newfound popularity of secure chat apps, it's been a boom time for online privacy.
Feb 9, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Brian Barrett / Wired:
300 of Intel's Shooting Star drones were used for a choreographed light show for Super Bowl halftime show, which was taped last week because of FAA regulations   —  The best Super Bowl halftime shows leave indelible memories, be it a notorious wardrobe malfunction, that goofy Left Shark …
Feb 5, 2017, 10:30 PMIn context

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