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Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
The unprecedented power of technology companies is prompting calls for the rethinking of decades-old US antitrust laws focusing on consumer protection   —  TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES WITH unprecedented power to sway consumers and move markets have done the unthinkable: They've made trust-busting sound like a good idea again.
Jan 7, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Experts: human damage to undersea fiber optic cables would be less severe than military warns; of ~428 cables, one is damaged every couple days, often by nature   —  IT MIGHT SEEM like nightmare scenario.  A terrorist organization or nefarious nation state decides to derail the global internet …
Jan 6, 2018, 7:05 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Privacy advocates say Congress is debating FISA's Section 702 reform without key info from intel agencies about how the warrantless surveillance program works   —  IN 2013, FORMER National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden famously brought to light a series of classified US government spying programs.
Dec 27, 2017, 9:45 PMIn context
David Kline / Wired:
How Xiaomi's investment in 100 startups making cheap connected gadgets like air purifiers and rice cookers, sold in new Mi Home Stores, helped firm's turnaround   —  A YEAR AGO, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi (sha-oh-me) had fallen from the world's most valuable unicorn to a “unicorpse.”
Dec 26, 2017, 6:05 PMIn context
Lauren Smiley / Wired:
How CareCoach uses remote contractors, customized software, and avatars on a tablet to watch over, interact with, and help provide care for the elderly   —  ARLYN ANDERSON GRASPED her father's hand and presented him with the choice.  “A nursing home would be safer, Dad,” she told him, relaying the doctors' advice.
Dec 25, 2017, 11:10 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired:
How Eric Schmidt, whose departure was planned for months according to a source, successfully worked alongside Google's founders for 16 years   —  ERIC SCHMIDT WOUND up at Google by compromise.  In 1998, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin had made a promise to the two venture-capital firms …
Dec 22, 2017, 7:45 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Snowden-backed Haven app for Android alerts users of “evil maid” and other physical attacks using a phone's accelerometers, cameras, microphones, light sensor   —  YOUR DIGITAL SECURITY, any sufficiently paranoid person will remind you, is only as good as your physical security.
Dec 22, 2017, 7:55 AMIn context
Erin Griffith / Wired:
Behind Fitbit's gradual pivot toward personal medical devices via its b2b arm, Health Solutions, as revenue declines and competition from Apple Watch rises   —  FITBIT SPENT ITS first decade selling activity trackers.  With its latest moves, the company is starting to look less …
Dec 18, 2017, 1:40 AMIn context
Susan Crawford / Wired:
How a Koch brothers-backed campaign against KentuckyWired, a public-private project to build statewide fiber network, energized Louisville to back the project   —  THE THREE REPUBLICAN commissioners now in power at the FCC voted this week to erase the agency's legal authority …
Dec 17, 2017, 11:25 PMIn context
Garrett M. Graff / Wired:
Inside the investigation led by the FBI to identify key perpetrators behind the Mirai Botnet, which was created initially to DDoS Minecraft servers   —  THE MOST DRAMATIC cybersecurity story of 2016 came to a quiet conclusion Friday in an Anchorage courtroom, as three young American computer …
Dec 17, 2017, 6:00 PMIn context

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