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Klint Finley / Wired:
Profile of Coraline Ada Ehmke, author of Contributor Covenant, a code of conduct encouraging inclusive language use and now adopted by 40K+ open source projects   —  CORALINE ADA EHMKE has been writing software professionally since 1994.  For the past decade, she's been active …
Sep 27, 2018, 6:35 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Study shows 3,695 of Alexa's top 100,000 sites in mobile browsers access motion and light sensor data without asking user permission   —  WHEN APPS WANTS to access data from your smartphone's motion or light sensors, they often make that capability clear.  That keeps a fitness app, say, from counting your steps without your knowledge.
Sep 26, 2018, 3:50 PMIn context
Klint Finley / Wired:
A look at Tidelift, a startup described as “Netflix for open source”, that hopes subscription fees will let coders keep open source projects patched and updated   —  HENRY ZHU MAKES software that's crucial to websites you use every day, even if you've never heard of him or his software.
Sep 25, 2018, 9:00 AMIn context
Arielle Pardes / Wired:
Museums around the world, including the Smithsonian, are increasingly using augmented reality technology to engage visitors at the exhibits   —  MAE JEMISON, THE first black woman to go into space, stood in the center of the room and prepared to become digital.
Sep 23, 2018, 1:10 AMIn context
Tom Simonite / Wired:
Amazon says it is experimenting with giving Alexa a rudimentary form of emotional awareness, such as listening for the sound of frustration in a person's voice   —  (Whispers) Amazon Alexa will soon notice if you talk to it sotto voce—and whisper its response back to you.
Sep 20, 2018, 7:10 PMIn context
Garrett M. Graff / Wired:
Court filing: US government seeks to continue FBI work with Mirai botnet hackers, who pled guilty to creating the malware last Dec., as part of their sentencing   —  THE THREE COLLEGE-AGE defendants behind the the Mirai botnet—an online tool that wreaked destruction across the internet …
Sep 18, 2018, 9:20 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Facebook expands its bug bounty program to include third-party apps and services that involve improper exposure of Facebook user access tokens   —  FACEBOOK WAS A relatively early proponent of so-called bug bounties, paying out more than $6 million to security researchers who have spotted vulnerabilities …
Sep 17, 2018, 12:25 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired:
Current and former Apple execs including Eddy Cue, Tony Fadell, Greg Joswiak, and John Sculley recount anecdotes from their time at the Infinite Loop campus   —  Apple's old HQ holds stories of pizza ovens, iPhone secrets, baseball bats, and what happened to Steve Jobs' office.
Sep 17, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
WeWork acquires Teem, an office space scheduling and workplace analytics platform, to add to Powered by We product suite; sources: WeWork paid $100M for Teem   —  FOR AS LONG as WeWork has been selling memberships to its coworking spaces, investors and analysts have quibbled about whether it's …
Sep 17, 2018, 1:05 AMIn context
Brian Barrett / Wired:
How The Weather Channel and The Future Group used the Unreal Engine to create a stunning depiction of Hurricane Florence's storm surge   —  AT A CERTAIN point, you think you have a good grasp of what to expect from weather graphics.  A color-coded map, a five-day forecast with a sassy cloud.
Sep 14, 2018, 4:35 AMIn context

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