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Chris Kohler / Wired:
Nintendo did not create Pokémon Go, and the game's success is not an indication that the Japanese company finally gets mobile   —  Pokemon Go is one of the biggest mobile games ever, but don't mistake it for the solution to Nintendo's problems.  If anything, it's a symptom.
Jul 23, 2016, 1:40 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Edward Snowden and hacker Andrew Huang present designs for a device to monitor whether your iPhone's radios are transmitting when they are supposed to be off   —  When Edward Snowden met with reporters in a Hong Kong hotel room to spill the NSA's secrets, he famously asked them put their phones …
Jul 22, 2016, 11:50 AMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Clinton has assembled a tech team of over 50 engineers and developers for her presidential campaign, while Trump just focuses on using social media   —  Giving up Google wasn't easy for Stephanie Hannon, if it's easy for anyone.  A person can get used to the big salary, cushy perks …
Jul 17, 2016, 5:20 PMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Twitter partners with CBS and CBSN to livestream Republican and Democratic Conventions   —  Twitter has been perhaps the most talked about platform this election cycle.  (Thanks, Donald Trump.)  Now, in hopes of capturing even more of the political conversation, the company is announcing …
Jul 11, 2016, 9:35 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Facebook starts testing opt-in end-to-end encryption in Messenger; chats visible on one device on each end, messages can self-destruct after a pre-set time   —  Just a few years ago, end-to-end encryption was a nerdy niche: a tiny collection of obscure software let you encrypt communication …
Jul 8, 2016, 9:05 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Google tests a type of encryption in Chrome called Ring-LWE that could be immune to attacks from quantum computers   —  For anyone who cares about Internet security and encryption, the advent of practical quantum computing looms like the Y2K bug in the 1990s: a countdown to an unpredictable event that might just break everything.
Jul 7, 2016, 6:20 PMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Researchers find Chrome vulnerability that may allow hackers to download videos from streaming sites like Netflix or Amazon Prime   —  For years Hollywood has waged a war on piracy, using digital rights management technologies to fight bootleggers who illegally copy movies and distribute them.
Jun 24, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context
Peter Rubin / Wired:
Lucasfilm's ILMxLAB and Magic Leap partner to produce mixed-reality Star Wars content   —  You're used to C-3PO being diplomatic and prissy, wringing his droid hands over any and every little setback.  You're used to him sticking close to R2-D2.  What you're probably not used to, though …
Jun 16, 2016, 11:50 AMIn context
Davey Alba / Wired:
Facebook Messenger's home tab on mobile now organizes the app into recent messages, favorites, active users, messages awaiting a response, and birthdays   —  Facebook wants to make Messenger the app to anchor a post-app Internet that lets you do everything within a chat.  Need an Uber?
Jun 16, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Apple boasts using differential privacy techniques, like sub-sampling and noise injection, to collect data while protecting user privacy, but some are skeptical   —  Apple, like practically every mega-corporation, wants to know as much as possible about its customers.
Jun 13, 2016, 11:00 PMIn context

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