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Kim Zetter / Wired:
Experts Are Still Divided on Whether North Korea Is Behind Sony Attack   —  Security cameras stand across the street on Culver Boulevard from the Sony Pictures Studios' water tank in Culver City, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.  Damian Dovarganes/AP  —  The FBI announcement last week …
Dec 24, 2014, 10:55 AMIn context
Robert McMillan / Wired:
Bots Now Outnumber Humans on the Web   —  Diogo Mónica once wrote a short computer script that gave him a secret weapon in the war for San Francisco dinner reservations.  —  This was early 2013.  The script would periodically scan the popular online reservation service, OpenTable …
Dec 19, 2014, 7:05 AMIn context
Kevin Poulsen / Wired:
The FBI used Flash code from abandoned Metasploit side project to identify Tor users in Operation Torpedo   —  The FBI Used the Web's Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor Users  —  For more than a decade, a powerful app called Metasploit has been the most important tool in the hacking world …
Dec 18, 2014, 7:35 AMIn context
Kim Zetter / Wired:
The Evidence That North Korea Hacked Sony Is Flimsy   —  A poster for the movie “The Interview” is taken down by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta.  Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel …
Dec 17, 2014, 8:10 PMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Shared office space provider WeWork secures $355M investment at $5B valuation   —  Believe It: Co-Working Space Startup WeWork Is Now Worth $5B  —  WeWork, the New York City-based startup that rents office space to entrepreneurs across the country, has just raised a $355 million round of funding.
Dec 16, 2014, 9:10 PMIn context
Kyle Wiens / Wired:
DRM restrictions and copyright laws make e-books less accessible to the visually impaired   —  E-Book Legal Restrictions Are Screwing Over Blind People  —  In late 2012, a 14-year-old high school student stood in front of a camera and began to read.  Chris Nusbaum's voice was calm and steady.
Dec 16, 2014, 8:15 AMIn context
Cade Metz / Wired:
Inside Facebook's one-year-old Artificial Intelligence Research lab, led by Yann LeCun   —  Facebook Envisions A.I. That Keeps You From Uploading Embarrassing Pics  —  Let's say you're out drinking with your buddies, things get out of hand, you pull out your smartphone …
Dec 10, 2014, 7:10 AMIn context
Greg Miller / Wired:
How the Google Maps team refines their maps with a combination of algorithms and meticulous manual labor   —  The Huge, Unseen Operation Behind the Accuracy of Google Maps  —  Inside Atlas, Google's map-editing program, operators can see where Street View cameras have captured images (colored dots), and zoom in with a spyglass tool.
Dec 8, 2014, 10:45 PMIn context
Klint Finley / Wired:
Joyent-led Node.js forked by top contributors into Io.js to shift project toward an open governance model   —  Future of Popular Coding Tool In Doubt After Public Split  —  Node.js, a popular and influential tool for building and running modern internet services, has split in two.
Dec 5, 2014, 3:10 PMIn context
Tim Moynihan / Wired:
Puzzlephone is a modular smartphone concept with just 3 swappable parts, available end of 2015   —  The Puzzlephone Is a Slick, Simpler Take on the Modular Phone  —  The Puzzlephone is a conceptual handset built around an idea similar to Google's mix-and-match Project Ara phone.
Dec 4, 2014, 1:50 AMIn context

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