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Susan Crawford / Wired:
Some US MVNOs are defending the Sprint/T-Mobile merger even though it reduces their leverage in negotiating deals because they can't risk alienating T-Mobile   —  Last month, Reuters reported that T-Mobile was asking the small operators that resell T-Mobile's excess network capacity …
Sep 11, 2018, 11:25 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
RiskIQ report on British Airways data breach links it to Magecart group, active since 2015, which used tactics similar to their recent Ticketmaster breach   —  ON FRIDAY, BRITISH Airways disclosed a data breach impacting customer information from roughly 380,000 booking transactions made between August 21 and September 5 of this year.
Sep 11, 2018, 12:45 PMIn context
Gregory Barber / Wired:
Researchers think we may be on the verge of breakthroughs in AI's comprehension of language similar to the AI image recognition breakthroughs of 2012   —  IN 2012, ARTIFICIAL intelligence researchers revealed a big improvement in computers' ability to recognize images by feeding …
Sep 8, 2018, 7:35 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
A look at the wave of tech startups that claim they can increase the amount collected on debts while helping consumers by using tech to personalize the process   —  Consumer debt, credit card debt, and personal loan debt are at all-time highs.  Meanwhile, investors who purchase debt for cents …
Sep 5, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Google is considering big changes to how URLs are displayed in Chrome so that web identity can be better understandable, plans to share ideas by next spring   —  GOOGLE'S CHROME BROWSER turns 10 today, and in its short life it has introduced a lot of radical changes to the web.
Sep 4, 2018, 8:00 PMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Interview with Senator Mark Warner, ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, on the Big Tech hearings, Google's absence, and more   —  THERE ARE PLENTY of lawmakers who know next to nothing about technology.  Senator Mark Warner isn't one of them.
Sep 4, 2018, 1:42 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
The National Labor Relations Board issues a complaint against Lanetix, a San Francisco software firm that fired 14 engineers after they filed papers to unionize   —  THE NATIONAL LABOR Relations Board is joining the fight by a group of engineers who want to form a union at a small San Francisco software firm.
Sep 3, 2018, 8:40 PMIn context
Renee DiResta / Wired:
As politicians accuse search and social media firms of censorship, the real focus should be on opaque algorithms and reckless amplification of harmful content   —  THE ALGORITHMS THAT govern how we find information online are once again in the news—but you have to squint to find them.
Aug 31, 2018, 9:50 PMIn context
Ellen Pao / Wired:
CEOs of social media companies should not hide behind “naiveté” and “free speech” as an excuse for letting fake news and harassment flourish on their platforms   —  IT'S NOT OFTEN you hear some of the richest, most powerful men in the world described as naive, but it's becoming pretty commonplace.
Aug 29, 2018, 5:00 AMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
FireEye: Iran-linked propaganda campaign unearthed on Facebook, Twitter, and Google was mostly about promoting Iranian interests rather than dividing US voters   —  THEY SET UP phony news sites with stories ripped from other sources, backing up their state-sponsored agenda.
Aug 26, 2018, 6:05 AMIn context

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