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Ethan Zuckerman / The Atlantic:
As commonplace objects like toys become cloud-connected recording devices, policymakers should confront the implications   —  Beware the Listening Machines  —  One of my great pleasures in life is attending conferences on fields I'm intrigued by, but know nothing about.
Jun 22, 2015, 3:45 AMIn context
Peter Wayner / The Atlantic:
Amazon to pay authors of self-published Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners' Lending Library e-books based on pages read, not downloads, from July 1st   —  What If Authors Were Paid Every Time Someone Turned a Page?  —  When I recently learned of Amazon's new plan to pay some authors …
Jun 21, 2015, 2:25 PMIn context
Ava Kofman / The Atlantic:
Augmented Reality may find more applications than Virtual Reality because of its real-world aspect, but must first surmount numerous technical challenges   —  Oculus Rift, Magic Leap, and the Future of Reality-Skewing Wearables  —  After coordinating scientific research …
Jun 14, 2015, 5:15 PMIn context
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic:
Mobile Justice CA app uploads all video footage as it's being captured to servers owned by ACLU, available for iOS and Android for now   —  Film the Police … Last month, video footage emerged that appeared to show something illegal: A U.S. marshal approached a woman who was filming him on duty …
May 7, 2015, 6:25 AMIn context
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

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