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Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
University of Cambridge professor Jon Rust warned about dangers of Cambridge Analytica in '14; Facebook now accuses his department of being complicit in scandal   —  IN DECEMBER 2014, John Rust wrote to the head of the legal department at the University of Cambridge, where he is a professor, warning them that a storm was brewing.
Jun 20, 2018, 8:20 AMIn context
Gideon Lewis-Kraus / Wired:
Inside the crypto world's biggest ICO at the time, Tezos, which had raised $232M last year and then devolved into the fight between founders and managers   —  Arthur and Kathleen Breitman thought they held the secret to building a new decentralized utopia.  On the way, they plunged into a new kind of hell.
Jun 19, 2018, 8:10 AMIn context
Lauren Goode / Wired:
How a team of 150 at Square made the $999 Square Register, a two-screen Android device with its own secure enclave chip, aiming to be SMBs' preferred PoS device   —  IF YOU KNOW the company Square, it's probably because you've paid in a store using a Square “stand,” a dock that supports a tablet …
Jun 18, 2018, 2:55 PMIn context
Mark Harris / Wired:
Seattle's dockless bike trial shows 74% of city is in favor of bikeshare even as some complain about clogged streets and working conditions at bike providers   —  SEAN HEALY WAS driving for Uber in Seattle when a passenger offered him an intriguing job.  It wasn't the first time a rider …
Jun 17, 2018, 1:55 AMIn context
Tom Simonite / Wired:
Fired employee alleges in a lawsuit that Clarifai, an AI startup working on Project Maven, was hacked from Russia and did not promptly report it to the Pentagon   —  LAST SUMMER, A sign appeared on the door to a stuffy, windowless room at the office of Manhattan artificial intelligence startup Clarifai.
Jun 13, 2018, 7:40 AMIn context
Erin Griffith / Wired:
Within the crowded crypto industry's deafening hype and bubbly scams, an economy of promoters is thriving, assisting with PR, marketing, moderation, and more   —  IT TOOK ONLY a few months for Sally, an executive assistant living in British Columbia, to become Crypto Sally …
Jun 12, 2018, 8:30 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired:
A profile of Palmer Luckey's Anduril Industries, which is pitching its VR-based surveillance tech to DHS as a complement to Trump's border wall with Mexico   —  WE'RE STANDING ON the edge of a cliff on a remote Texas ranch, a long patch of rocky desert stretching out below to the verdant banks …
Jun 11, 2018, 9:20 AMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
How some Facebook groups facilitate illicit trade of animal parts like elephant ivory; a complaint to the SEC alleges Facebook profits from it via ads   —  In Facebook groups, wildlife traffickers can hawk their wares to buyers across the globe.  A team of whistleblowers hopes that an undercover sting …
Jun 7, 2018, 2:00 PMIn context
Lauren Goode / Wired:
Interview with Apple's SVP of software engineering Craig Federighi on porting iOS apps to Mac, how the hardware will remain distinct, and more   —  NEAR THE END of yesterday's WWDC keynote, Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, acknowledged that people …
Jun 5, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context
Tom Simonite / Wired:
Interview with United States Digital Service head Matt Cutts, an ex-Googler, on the unit's work, and projects he highlights while working under Trump   —  THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION doesn't hold much regard for asylum seekers or projects started by President Obama.
Jun 1, 2018, 6:50 AMIn context

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