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Ian Bogost / The Atlantic:
A new law in Georgia that discourages drivers from even touching a screen, in effect from July 1, could help break people's phone habits   —  Last week, for the first time in years, I stopped my car at a red light and didn't bide the time by fondling my smartphone.
Jul 11, 2018, 11:55 AMIn context
Ian Bogost / The Atlantic:
Opponents wonder if WHO's bid to add gaming addiction as a disorder, while not mentioning internet or smartphone addiction, was made under political pressure   —  The international health community has decided that if you play video games like Fortnite or World of Warcraft a lot …
Jul 1, 2018, 1:55 AMIn context
Alana Semuels / The Atlantic:
Reporter recounts the day she spent delivering packages as an Amazon Flex driver in San Francisco, says she made less than minimum wage after expenses   —  I'm sure I looked comical as I staggered down a downtown San Francisco street on a recent weekday, arms full of packages …
Jun 26, 2018, 1:30 PMIn context
Samm Sacks / The Atlantic:
A look at how China is pushing dozens of regulations and technical standards to wrest control of the entire internet ecosystem from the West   —  Xi Jinping wants to wrest control of global cyber governance from the market economies of the west.  —  It's never been a worse time to be a Chinese telecom company in America.
Jun 19, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
A look at some Instagram “thread” accounts aimed at teens and tweens that have racked up thousands of followers in recent months by offering self-help tips   —  How does a Google-averse generation figure out how to deal with acne, fake friends, and boy trouble?  On Instagram, of course.
Jun 9, 2018, 7:20 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
YouTube suspended some prominent gambling channels starting last week, citing community guidelines violations; some accounts have been reinstated after appeals   —  Days before he was set to begin a month-long promotional tour for his YouTube channel, Brian Christopher learned that his account had been abruptly terminated.
Jun 6, 2018, 5:00 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Inside the community of “Bird hunters”, who search for and charge e-scooters for firms like Bird and compare the activity to playing Pokémon Go, but for money   —  “Bird hunting” has become a pastime and a side hustle for teens and young professionals, but for some it's a cutthroat business.
May 20, 2018, 2:15 PMIn context
Linda Kinstler / The Atlantic:
German law requiring social media companies to take down hate speech within 24 hours prompts far right claims of lack of clarity, chilled speech, and censorship   —  The new year was just a day old when Alice Weidel, the 38-year-old co-leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) …
May 20, 2018, 12:50 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
Facebook exec says company will build an API for machine-readable access to info on ads in political-ad archive, but researchers worry that may not be enough   —  Time and again, when facing criticism about Facebook's role in elections, the company's executives have promised to provide maximal transparency …
May 11, 2018, 12:55 PMIn context
Ian Bogost / The Atlantic:
Stories, made popular by Snapchat and Instagram, might be the first media format native to the smartphone and could be the dominant format of the future   —  Facebook's chief product officer, Chris Cox, made a remarkable announcement during a keynote at the company's big conference this week …
May 7, 2018, 12:30 AMIn context

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