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Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
The concept of “owning your data” is meaningless if it doesn't include both data users upload and data Facebook attaches to users from tools like Facebook pixel   —  In his second day of congressional hearings, Mark Zuckerberg began the proceedings in the House of Representatives …
Apr 11, 2018, 9:45 PMIn context
Julia Angwin / The Atlantic:
Facebook reforms being discussed in Washington: fines for data breaches, political ad policing, liability for objectionable content, and ethics review boards   —  Gathered in a Washington, D.C., ballroom last Thursday for their annual “tech prom,” hundreds of tech-industry lobbyists …
Apr 5, 2018, 10:05 AMIn context
Ian Bogost / The Atlantic:
How every Facebook app in 2010 collected users' personal data, what devs could do with it, and why Facebook can't close the Pandora's box it opened a decade ago   —  For a spell during 2010 and 2011, I was a virtual rancher of clickable cattle on Facebook.  —  It feels like a long time ago.
Mar 26, 2018, 1:15 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
Cambridge Analytica claims to not use Facebook data in voter profiles, perhaps because the models it built from 2014 data do not require more data from Facebook   —  On Friday night, Facebook suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica, the political-data company backed by the billionaire Robert Mercer …
Mar 18, 2018, 4:10 PMIn context
Molly Sauter / The Atlantic:
Feb 18, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Douglas Hofstadter / The Atlantic:
Google Translate's AI-driven translation is fast and useful, but simple tests show it's still a long way from real understanding   —  One Sunday, at one of our weekly salsa sessions, my friend Frank brought along a Danish guest.  I knew Frank spoke Danish well, since his mother was Danish, and he, as a child, had lived in Denmark.
Feb 4, 2018, 7:00 PMIn context
Alana Semuels / The Atlantic:
Amazon's warehouse expansion near San Bernardino, CA brought jobs, but data shows Amazon's warehouse staff earn less than similar US workers employed elsewhere   —  SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.—This community was still reeling from the recession in 2012 when it got a piece of what seemed like good news.
Feb 3, 2018, 11:10 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
Facebook should explain how it will design surveys ranking trust in news sources, whether media can contest rank, whether user ideologies will be a factor, more   —  Mark Zuckerberg announced Friday that Facebook will begin surveying users about which news sources they trust, in an effort to rank publications on “trustworthiness.”
Jan 21, 2018, 2:35 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Inside the lives of social media stars' parents who are mastering new platforms, dealing with shady agents, and focused on the physical safety of their kids   —  When then-14-year-old Jonas Bridges ran down the stairs of his Atlanta home shouting, “Dad, I've got 1,000 fans!” his father, Rob Bridges, hardly took notice.
Jan 20, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Caroline Mimbs Nyce / The Atlantic:
How a 2001 retreat in Snowbird, Utah led to the Agile Manifesto and Agile software development practices widely used across the industry   —  Snowbird, Utah, is an unlikely place to mount a software revolution.  Around 25 miles outside Salt Lake City, Snowbird is certainly no Silicon Valley …
Dec 11, 2017, 10:45 AMIn context

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