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Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic:
How satellite data providers, volunteers online and on the ground cooperated to deliver updated OpenStreetMap maps to rescuers in Nepal faster than ever before   —  The Internet Mapmakers Helping Nepal  —  The night after the earthquake hit Nepal, people feared to sleep in their homes …
May 4, 2015, 8:40 AMIn context
Jake Halpern / The Atlantic:
Behind Liberty Reserve, the digital currency shut down by US authorities for money laundering   —  Bank of the Underworld … In the fall of 2011, the U.S. Secret Service orchestrated a sting operation.  The target was a Vietnamese man named Hieu Minh Ngo.
Apr 27, 2015, 1:55 AMIn context
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic Online:
U.S. Supreme Court: GPS Trackers Are a Form of Search and Seizure   —  If the government puts a GPS tracker on you, your car, or any of your personal effects, it counts as a search—and is therefore protected by the Fourth Amendment.  —  The Supreme Court clarified and affirmed that law on Monday …
Mar 31, 2015, 10:35 PMIn context
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Case study: Twitter sends less than 2% of tweet impressions back to a linked website   —  The Unbearable Lightness of Tweeting  —  At the heart of the media's chattiest technology is a hollow sharing economy.  A personal investigation into just how little traffic Twitter's maelstrom actually contributes to websites.
Feb 17, 2015, 1:10 PMIn context
Dan Massoglia / The Atlantic Online:
Few US laws protect against the abuse of remote access tools used to spy on laptop users   —  The Webcam Hacking Epidemic  —  It'd be easy for policy makers to correct gaps in protections against remote access tools used to spy on individuals.  So why haven't they?
Dec 29, 2014, 1:50 AMIn context
Adrienne Lafrance / The Atlantic Online:
The Story Behind AOL's Iconic Yellow Running Man   —  This is the first in an occasional series about abandoned Internet icons.  —  It was spring of 1997.  “Mmmbop” was the pop song of the moment and unlimited access to AOL cost $19.95 a month.  Dial-up Internet had finally tipped mainstream.
Dec 14, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Music agents rely on data to identify potential hits, entrenching repetitive, derivative songs   —  The Shazam Effect  —  Record companies are tracking download and search data to predict which new songs will be hits.  This has been good for business—but is it bad for music?
Nov 21, 2014, 4:20 AMIn context
The Atlantic Online:
How social media firms struggle to balance free speech and safety as women face threats and harassment online   —  The Unsafety Net: How Social Media Turned Against Women  —  In December 2012, an Icelandic woman named Thorlaug Agustsdottir discovered a Facebook group called “Men are better than women.”
Oct 11, 2014, 11:40 AMIn context
Jake Swearingen / The Atlantic Online:
A Year After Death of Silk Road, Darknet Markets Are Booming   —  It's been one year since the FBI shut down Silk Road, the granddaddy of darknet marketplaces, and arrested main Silk Road admin Ross William Ulbricht (or, as he was known online, Dread Pirate Roberts).
Oct 5, 2014, 5:00 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Google X unveils Project Wing, its drone delivery program; tested in secret for two years   —  Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program  —  A zipping comes across the sky.  —  A man named Neil Parfitt is standing in a field on a cattle ranch outside Warwick, Australia.
Aug 28, 2014, 6:40 PMIn context

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