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Arielle Pardes / Wired:
Pinterest aims to make discovery more inclusive with a new beta feature that lets people narrow beauty search results by skin tone range   —  WHEN CANDICE MORGAN joined Pinterest in 2016 as the company's first-ever head of diversity and inclusion, her goals initially centered on improving diversity within the company.
Apr 26, 2018, 3:40 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired:
Profile of Ray Ozzie, former CTO at Microsoft, and his quest to architect a backdoor for encrypted devices that won't lead to a security or privacy fiasco   —  Ray Ozzie thinks he has an approach for accessing encrypted devices that attains the impossible: It satisfies both law enforcement and privacy purists.
Apr 25, 2018, 4:00 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers find flaw in Vingcard's Vision locks, used in 140K hotels in 160 counties, that lets them make a master key using an old key card and a $300 reader   —  IN 2003, FINNISH security researcher Tomi Tuominen was attending a security conference in Berlin when a friend's laptop …
Apr 25, 2018, 10:30 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Atlanta spent ~$2.6M on recovery efforts after the ransomware attack against city's systems, though it isn't clear if the city tried to pay the ~$50,000 ransom   —  THE CITY OF Atlanta spent more than $2.6 million on emergency efforts to respond to a ransomware attack that destabilized municipal operations last month.
Apr 25, 2018, 9:10 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Avast outlines how hackers hid a backdoor in its PC cleanup tool CCleaner, which tainted ~2.27M downloads in 2017, as part of a targeted attack on tech firms   —  IN SEPTEMBER, SECURITY researchers at Cisco Talos and Morphisec made a worst nightmare-type disclosure: the ubiquitous computer …
Apr 22, 2018, 10:55 PMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
A look at the E-rate program that's intended to subsidize broadband expansion to rural schools but mired in red tape under FCC, blocking access to 750K students   —  WOODMAN SCHOOL IS a tiny, whitewashed schoolhouse lodged in a remote clearing in Montana's Lolo National Forest.
Apr 22, 2018, 9:20 PMIn context
Angela Watercutter / Wired:
A look at some VR entries at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and how they are using the tech to shed light on political topics in the Trump era   —  Meeting a Monster is incredibly painful.  It's supposed to be.  Created using audio recordings and re-enactments, the virtual reality experience recounts …
Apr 19, 2018, 1:05 PMIn context
Jeffrey Van Camp / Wired:
Motorola Adds Some Class (and Glass) to Its Budget Phones   —  YOU AIN'T HIP unless you've got an extra long screen, dual cameras, and a glass back.  Those are three of this year's many smartphone trends, and Motorola has 'em all.  The smartphone maker has taken the lid off its latest Moto G …
Apr 19, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context
Arielle Pardes / Wired:
Profile of “Terms of Service; Didn't Read”, launched in 2012, which crowdsources summaries of ToS and then rates them   —  MOST PEOPLE SPEND very little time thinking about the terms of service that govern life online.  The agreement appears in a flash, we affirm that …
Apr 19, 2018, 4:05 AMIn context
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Study: of 228 groups found running divisive Facebook ads during 2016 election, 122 were “suspicious” and ran 4x more ads than others, ~20 had known links to IRA   —  WHEN YOUNG MIE Kim began studying political ads on Facebook in August of 2016—while Hillary Clinton was still leading the polls …
Apr 16, 2018, 11:35 AMIn context

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