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Louise Matsakis / Wired:
A look at using blockchain tech in supply chains, its potential benefits like reducing fraud, and hurdles before being broadly adopted in the logistics industry   —  I HAD JUST learned everything there was to know about the fish in front of me.  Now, a small part of its fleshy, red body was in my mouth.
May 23, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Mozilla's Internet Health Report 2018 calls attention to monopolization of internet by tech giants, IoT security, privacy, digital inclusion, web literacy, more   —  THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN platforms and their users has never been more fraught.  To see the evidence, look no further than Congress today …
Apr 11, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Princeton University study finds 90% of affiliate marketing ads on YouTube and Pinterest are not disclosed, violating FTC guidelines   —  IF YOU SEARCH for the millennial makeup brand Glossier on YouTube, one of the first results likely to appear is from Olivia Jade, a fashion and beauty vlogger with over one million subscribers.
Mar 28, 2018, 8:40 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Ad-blocker Ghostery goes open source, changes revenue stream to opt-in notifications about deals and paid insights about the web tracking ecosystem   —  IN PRIVACY-FOCUSED, ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT corners of the internet, going open source can earn you a certain amount of street cred.
Mar 8, 2018, 3:25 PMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Facebook's mandatory anti-malware scan for flagged devices lacks transparency in how scanned data is used and has locked out an undisclosed number of users   —  WHEN AN OREGON science fiction writer named Charity tried to log onto Facebook on February 11, she found herself completely locked out of her account.
Feb 24, 2018, 6:05 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Snap Map now available on its own site and embeddable online as individual stories, a collection from a location or event, or stories from a specific area   —  WHEN HURRICANE HARVEY wreaked destruction in Houston last August, the country turned not just to cable television, but also to Snapchat.
Feb 12, 2018, 12:30 PMIn 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
Louise Matsakis / Motherboard:
Yandex, Russia's main search engine, now mostly uses state licensed sources for news after law made big news aggregators responsible for content they link to   —  In Russia, when people want to find something on the internet, they often don't turn to Google or Bing, but to Yandex, a publicly-traded and extremely popular search engine.
Nov 26, 2017, 12:20 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Motherboard:
Twitter's list of Russian trolls that it supplied to Congress included an account run by a real US citizen   —  Robert Delaware is now part of the Congressional record, despite having no apparent ties to Russia.  —  Robert Delaware is a US citizen, a former Microsoft contractor, and an avid Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) filer.
Nov 5, 2017, 10:55 PMIn context

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