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Tom Simonite / Wired:
School districts are increasingly using social media monitoring systems from companies like Firestorm to prevent sexting, bullying, mass shootings, and more   —  New teachers, new backpacks, new crushes—and algorithms trawling students' social media posts.  —  Blake Prewitt …
Aug 21, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
Danny Gold / Wired:
How small startup Hala built Sentry, a social media warning system deployed in Syria using humans and remote sensors to predict when and where bombs may fall   —  The Bashar al-Assad regime's indiscriminate air strikes have terrorized civilians for years.  Now a small band of activist-entrepreneurs …
Aug 18, 2018, 5:15 PMIn context
Emily Dreyfuss / Wired:
Psychology researchers claim bots might be responsible for uptick in low-quality data in recent surveys they conducted via Amazon's Mechanical Turk   —  FOR THE PAST week, psychologists all over America have been freaking out.  —  The cause of their agita was an observation …
Aug 18, 2018, 5:35 AMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
A look at the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensics Research Lab and its partnership with Facebook as it works to spot the origins of online disinformation   —  IN LATE JULY, a group of high-ranking Facebook executives organized an emergency conference call with reporters across the country.
Aug 16, 2018, 8:50 AMIn context
Jeffrey Van Camp / Wired:
Interview with Sonos Chief Product Officer Nick Millington, who's named on 69 of its patents, on the company's early days, evolution, and future   —  NICK MILLINGTON HAD just started to feel like a successful software engineer.  It was early 2003, and at age 26 he already had a fruitful career at Microsoft.
Aug 16, 2018, 5:00 AMIn context
Gregory Barber / Wired:
Coinbase acquires the five-person team behind Distributed Systems to help Coinbase find ways to integrate decentralized identity across its services   —  EARLIER THIS YEAR, the executors of #DeleteFacebook engaged in a form of decentralized group therapy.  Catharsis came in a zip file downloaded …
Aug 15, 2018, 2:12 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Researchers detail Foreshadow, a speculative execution flaw in secure enclaves on Intel processors, mitigated by May/June microcode fixes, patches coming today   —  IN CYBERSECURITY CIRCLES, this has been the year of Spectre and Meltdown, not only because the chip vulnerabilities …
Aug 14, 2018, 5:50 PMIn context
Nicholas Thompson / Wired:
Q&A with Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser on how health care data can transform the industry as Alphabet invests $375M in the provider, following Capital G and Verily   —  IN THE LATE 1990s, two graduate students named in Stanford's computer science department set out to organize the world's information.
Aug 14, 2018, 11:40 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researcher and ex-NSA staffer Patrick Wardle shows how malware could use AppleScript and a macOS feature called “mouse keys” to bypass security prompts on macOS   —  ONE WAY OPERATING system developers try to protect a computers's secrets from probing hackers is with an appeal to the human at the keyboard.
Aug 13, 2018, 6:05 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Researcher details vulnerabilities in police body cams, like possibility for outsiders to track individual cams, alter video footage, plant malware, and more   —  AS THEY PROLIFERATE, police body cameras have courted controversy because of the contentious nature of the footage they capture …
Aug 13, 2018, 8:50 AMIn context

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