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Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
White House memo to participants ahead of Silicon Valley summit proposed tech giants create tool to predict radicalization to counter terrorism   —  The government wants Silicon Valley to build terrorist-spotting algorithms.  But is it possible?  —  Last week, a bunch of important people from Washington …
Jan 15, 2016, 3:30 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
Tor's chief architect, Nick Mathewson, explains what happened with Carnegie Mellon attack and what Tor has done to fix it   —  The attack that broke the Dark Web—and how Tor plans to fix it  —  Law enforcement has been complaining for years about the Web “going dark,” …
Dec 1, 2015, 8:00 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
Law enforcement requesting suspects' DNA data from databases of Ancestry and 23andMe   —  Cops are asking Ancestry.com and 23andMe for their customers' DNA  —  When companies like Ancestry.com and 23andMe first invited people to send in their DNA for genealogy tracing and medical diagnostic tests …
Oct 18, 2015, 6:30 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
How to create a fake business with 19K Twitter followers, great Facebook and Yelp reviews, and an impressive online reputation in a few hours for less than $100   —  I created a fake business and bought it an amazing online reputation  —  If you live in the Bay Area and have looked …
Sep 16, 2015, 9:15 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
Profile of lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan, who's suing Uber, Lyft, Homejoy, Postmates, and Caviar, alleging they misclassified workers as independent contractors   —  Meet the lawyer taking on Uber and the rest of the on-demand economy  —  Several years ago, Boston lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan …
Apr 17, 2015, 3:55 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
Latest version of Apple's HealthKit still does not track menstrual cycles, despite criticism for not considering women's health   —  Apple has a lady problem: the new version of HealthKit still doesn't track periods  —  Last night, Apple pushed out iOS 8.2, an update to the iPhone operating system.
Mar 19, 2015, 1:00 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
Open Whisper System's Signal app for encrypted calls gets encrypted texting in version 2.0 for iOS   —  You can now call or text anyone with end-to-end encryption, for free  —  For years, smartphone users have been out of luck if they wanted to call or text everyone in their address books …
Mar 3, 2015, 12:25 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
Snapchat launches Safety Center website offering advice to parents and teachers, links to community guidelines telling teens not to share nudes   —  Snapchat tells teen users: No nudes!  —  When Snapchat first hit the scene, many people assumed that it was primarily a “safe sexting” …
Feb 22, 2015, 3:10 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
Samsung TVs aren't the only gadgets spying on you, list includes LG TV, Xbox Kinect, Amazon Echo, GM's Onstar and more   —  It's not just Samsung TVs — lots of other gadgets are spying on you  —  Earlier this month, Samsung was the target of a privacy dust-up due to a disturbing sentence …
Feb 19, 2015, 8:20 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Fusion:
How Slack makes sure the work conversations of 365K people stay private   —  How a start-up got 365,000 people to trust it with their office secrets  —  It was Anne Toth's first week at Slack, and she already had a crisis on her hands.  “TeamNameGate,” she now calls the episode.
Feb 8, 2015, 8:45 PMIn context

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IBM:
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