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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
Nicholas Thompson / Wired:
Sources: Facebook VP of ads Rob Goldman apologized internally for his tweetstorm about Russian interference, saying “I conveyed my view poorly”   —  ON FRIDAY MORNING, just before 10am on the West Coast, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller published his indictment …
Feb 20, 2018, 1:25 AMIn context
Erin Griffith / Wired:
How aspiring tech hub cities are trying to foster tech and startup ecosystems that are different from Silicon Valley's “move fast and break things” ethos   —  DO NOT LET their names fool you.  The silicon places—Silicon Slopes, Silicon Prairie, Silicon Beach, Silicon Peach …
Feb 18, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
Klint Finley / Wired:
Google says 42% of sites notified made preemptive changes ahead of Chrome ad blocker launch; fewer than 1% of most popular sites violate suggested ad guidelines   —  YOU MIGHT SEE fewer ads on the web from now on.  But you probably won't.  —  On Thursday, Google Chrome …
Feb 16, 2018, 11:35 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Analysis finds Facebook has financial ties to 7+ members of its 13-person Messenger Kids advisory board used to shape the product, with limited disclosure   —  IN DECEMBER, WHEN Facebook launched Messenger Kids, an app for pre-teens and children as young as 6, the company stressed …
Feb 14, 2018, 11:30 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Snap Map now available on its own site and embeddable online as individual stories, a collection from a location or event, or stories from a specific area   —  WHEN HURRICANE HARVEY wreaked destruction in Houston last August, the country turned not just to cable television, but also to Snapchat.
Feb 12, 2018, 12:30 PMIn context
A behind-the-scenes look at two tumultuous years at Facebook as it battled with fake news, its impact on the election, global affairs, and users' minds   —  ONE DAY IN late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook's employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks.
Feb 12, 2018, 10:35 AMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Google autocomplete still has vile suggestions for queries related to gender, race, religion, and Hitler more than a year after removing “are jews evil?” prompt   —  IN DECEMBER OF 2016, Google announced it had fixed a troubling quirk of its autocomplete feature …
Feb 12, 2018, 8:10 AMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
Profile of Google's SVP of hardware Rick Osterloh, who restructured its hardware organization and is tasked with integrating Google Assistant into devices   —  IT'S EARLY IN the morning on October 4, 2016, and in a few seconds, Rick Osterloh will present Google's latest gadget portfolio to the world.
Feb 11, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Sarah Scoles / Wired:
US government controls access to sensitive satellite imagery by regulating sales and buying exclusive imagery rights, driving business to other countries   —  DURING THE COLD War, on the vast, barren flatland around Area 51's dried-up Groom Lake, the military developed a stealth spy plane code-named Project Oxcart.
Feb 10, 2018, 8:35 PMIn context

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