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Arielle Pardes / Wired:
Snapchat should focus more on camera tech that made it great in the first place rather than adding features that make it look like a social network   —  FIRST, IT WAS the rampant copycatting of Stories.  Then, the spectacular failure of Spectacles.  Then the Great Millennial Migration to Instagram.
Mar 5, 2018, 8:30 AMIn context
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Research from 66 tech companies' university recruiting sessions shows an uninviting environment for women that intimidated or alienated female recruits   —  EACH AUTUMN, BUSINESSES flock to elite universities like Harvard and Stanford to recruit engineers for their first post-university jobs.
Mar 5, 2018, 4:00 AMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Facebook says it doesn't know how many followed Russia's IRA accounts on Instagram; researcher finds that 27 of 170 deleted accounts had ~2.2M followers total   —  FOR MORE THAN a year, Jonathan Albright has served as something of a one-man General Accounting Office for the tech industry.
Mar 4, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
GitHub hit with the largest ever DDoS attack of 1.35Tbps on Feb. 28; attacker abused publicly accessible memcached instances, taking the site down for 6+ mins   —  ON WEDNESDAY, AT about 12:15pm ET, 1.35 terabits per second of traffic hit the developer platform GitHub all at once.
Mar 1, 2018, 4:55 PMIn context
James Vlahos / Wired:
Inside Amazon's $1M Alexa Prize competition, which challenged students to build socialbots that could chat coherently with Alexa users in the US for 20 minutes   —  Amazon is in a pitched battle with its rivals to bring truly conversational AI into our homes.
Feb 28, 2018, 5:45 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Princeton researchers show some analytics firms are still accidentally collecting user passwords, including Mixpanel, which issued fixes after earlier findings   —  LATEST VIDEOS  —  Go Inside The Dome That Could Give Robots Super Senses  —  MOST RECENT  —  How to Build a Space Communication System Out of Lasers
Feb 27, 2018, 9:05 PMIn context
Antonio García Martínez / Wired:
How the Trump campaign increased its Facebook ad purchasing power with provocative content and mastered ad tools like Custom Audiences and Lookalike Audiences   —  Why Russia's Facebook ads were less important to Trump's victory than his own Facebook ads.  —  IT'S NOT EVERY day that a former …
Feb 24, 2018, 4:15 PMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Facebook's mandatory anti-malware scan for flagged devices lacks transparency in how scanned data is used and has locked out an undisclosed number of users   —  WHEN AN OREGON science fiction writer named Charity tried to log onto Facebook on February 11, she found herself completely locked out of her account.
Feb 24, 2018, 6:05 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Former employee sues Google, claiming he was wrongfully fired for criticizing Damore memo and posting “politically liberal” content on internal message boards   —  IN JANUARY, FIRED Google engineer James Damore filed a lawsuit alleging that Google discriminated against white men and political conservatives.
Feb 21, 2018, 9:45 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton invests $50M in newly-formed Signal Foundation, a non-profit that will maintain Signal app, and joins as its executive chairman   —  IN THE FOUR or so years since it launched, end-to-end encrypted messaging app Signal has become the security community's gold standard …
Feb 21, 2018, 2:11 PMIn context

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