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Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Google's self-driving cars rely on highly-detailed pre-loaded digital street maps   —  The Trick That Makes Google's Self-Driving Cars Work  —  Google is engaging in unprecedented, massive, ongoing data collection to transform intractable problems into solvable chores.
May 17, 2014, 1:40 PMIn context
The Atlantic Online:
Net Neutrality: A Guide to (and History of) a Contested Idea   —  This week, news broke that the Federal Communications Commission is considering new rules for how the Internet works.  —  In short: the FCC would allow network owners (your Verizons, Comcasts, etc.) to create Internet …
Apr 27, 2014, 9:25 AMIn context
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Police used aircraft over Compton, CA in 2012 to capture hi-res zoomable surveillance video   —  Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied on a Whole City  —  A sergeant in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department compared the experiment to Big Brother, even though he went ahead with it willingly.
Apr 22, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic Online:
Meet Mobile Accord, the company that built “Cuban Twitter” ZunZuneo with help of US government   —  The Fall of Internet Freedom: Meet the Company That Secretly Built ‘Cuban Twitter’  —  The United States discreetly supported the creation of a website and SMS service that was …
Apr 7, 2014, 4:25 AMIn context
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
NYT Now wants to resemble a social news feed—but without “the junk”   —  Today, the New York Times releases its new mobile news app, NYT Now.  If you have an iPhone, you can download NYT Now, uh, now.  —  And even if you're merely interested in how the Times—this Manhattan-born behemoth …
Apr 7, 2014, 12:10 AMIn context
Nolan Feeney / The Atlantic Online:
HBO's Silicon Valley the most recent attempt to lampoon increasingly pervasive startup culture   —  Revenge on the Nerds: Why It's So Cool to Laugh at the Tech World Now  —  In a lavish Silicon Valley mansion, amid ridiculous liquid-shrimp appetizers and a performance from Kid Rock …
Apr 6, 2014, 9:00 PMIn context
Rebecca J. Rosen / The Atlantic Online:
Forgotify: The Tool for Discovering Spotify's 4 Million Unheard Tracks   —  The idea first came to Lane Jordan when he heard an odd little fact: Around 20 percent of tracks on Spotify—some four million songs—had been played exactly zero times.  —  Four million songs!  That got Jordan thinking.
Feb 2, 2014, 8:45 PMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
The 2 Teenagers Who Run the Wildly Popular Twitter Feed @HistoryInPics   —  There is a new ubiquitous media brand on Twitter.  —  No, I'm not talking about Pierre Omidyar's First Look Media or BuzzFeed or The Verge, or any other investor-backed startup.  —  I'm talking about @HistoryInPics …
Jan 23, 2014, 10:15 PMIn context
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
This Little House in Wyoming Didn't Just Get Flooded With Web Traffic From China   —  2710 Thomes Avenue in Cheyenne, Wyoming, is a house like many other houses in America.  It's a split-level; it has a pleasant brick facade; it boasts, if the season is right, a nicely maintained lawn.
Jan 22, 2014, 6:20 PMIn context
Rebecca J. Rosen / The Atlantic Online:
Court Rules That Yelp Must Unmask the Identities of Seven Anonymous Reviewers   —  Over the past few years, seven people have been so dissatisfied with the service they received from Hadeed Carpet Cleaning of Alexandria, Virginia, that they took to Yelp to air the details of their dissatisfaction.
Jan 10, 2014, 11:05 PMIn context

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