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Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Diversity advocates inside Google, including queer and transgender staff, say they are being targeted by a small group of coworkers with doxxing and harassment   —  FIRED GOOGLE ENGINEER James Damore says he was vilified and harassed for questioning what he calls the company's liberal political orthodoxy …
Jan 26, 2018, 10:20 AMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
DNC hires Yahoo's former Chief Information Security Officer Bob Lord, who led response to 2013 and 2014 hacks, as its chief security officer   —  THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL Committee has hired Bob Lord, most recently Yahoo's head of information security, to be its chief security officer …
Jan 25, 2018, 1:50 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers show Tinder's lack of encryption lets hackers see all photos, inject their own images in users' photo streams, and watch users' every swipe   —  IN 2018, YOU'D be forgiven for assuming that any sensitive app encrypts its connection from your phone to the cloud …
Jan 23, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Doug Bock Clark / Wired:
Profile of Megan Squire, the activist and CS professor who created a database for tracking far-right extremists to feed info to organizations such as the SPLC   —  THE EMAIL ARRIVED just as Megan Squire was starting to cook Thanksgiving dinner.  She was flitting between the kitchen …
Jan 22, 2018, 7:15 AMIn context
Alice Gregory / Wired:
Profile of Yondr, maker of the lockable smartphone pouches used at concerts, shows, courtrooms, churches, and more to restrict smartphone use   —  LATE LAST FALL, in the gleaming white lobby of Madison Square Garden, uniformed attendants were posted at security stations to make thousands of smartphones stupid.
Jan 22, 2018, 12:50 AMIn context
Sandra Upson / Wired:
How the developers of the Lightning Network plan to make Bitcoin transactions faster and cheaper using private payment channels   —  IN 2014, JOSEPH Poon and Thaddeus Dryja were bitcoin-obsessed engineers hanging out at pizza-fueled meetups in San Francisco.
Jan 21, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Schneider Electric researchers share more details about “Triton” malware, which exploited a firmware flaw in company's Triconex Tricon industrial safety systems   —  A RECENT DIGITAL attack on the control systems of an industrial plant has renewed concerns about the threat hacking poses to critical infrastructure.
Jan 21, 2018, 12:25 AMIn context
Virginia Heffernan / Wired:
A look at the Change My View subreddit, where people share opinions for commenters to challenge in civil debate   —  I HAD A view, and my view was this: Serial sexual abusers should submit to castration.  Castration, I believed, would sideline the abuser's compulsions and thus keep the world safe from him (or her lol).
Jan 20, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context
Steven Johnson / Wired:
Behind Cloudflare's decision to boot The Daily Stormer off its service, while it struggled to stay true to the principle of protecting free speech online   —  IN THE FALL of 2016, Keegan Hankes, an analyst at the Southern Poverty Law Center, paid a visit to the neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer.
Jan 17, 2018, 8:15 AMIn context
Zeynep Tufekci / Wired:
Free speech online has grown even as Facebook, Google, Twitter control more attention; most effective censorship now is meddling with trust, not muzzling speech   —  FOR MOST OF modern history, the easiest way to block the spread of an idea was to keep it from being mechanically disseminated.
Jan 16, 2018, 9:20 PMIn context

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