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Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Facebook tightens its policies, says it may now remove networks of fraudulent pages and groups created by people who previously breached its rules   —  PAGES AND GROUPS are the tools Facebook misinformation peddlers love the most.  Creating a network of anonymous pages is one of the easiest ways …
Jan 23, 2019, 3:25 PMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Google announces it will contribute an additional $3.1M to Wikimedia and give Wikipedia editors free access to Custom Search API and Cloud Vision API   —  GOOGLE IS POURING an additional $3.1 million into Wikipedia, bringing its total contribution to the free encyclopedia over the past decade …
Jan 22, 2019, 11:00 PMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Amazon robots caused bear repellent explosions both in 2018, when one punctured a can and hospitalized dozens, and 2015, when another ran over a can in Texas   —  Two dozen Amazon warehouse employees in New Jersey were hospitalized Wednesday, one in critical condition, after a robot punctured …
Dec 8, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Critics say Amazon's promises to bring jobs and spur economic development aren't enough to make up for the concessions it has received for its new headquarters   —  AFTER A 14-MONTH search, Amazon announced Tuesday that it will open a pair of regional offices in two major metropolitan areas …
Nov 13, 2018, 11:45 PMIn context
Wired:
How the security breach that made 50M Facebook accounts vulnerable to takeover worked and what information may have been accessed   —  FACEBOOK'S PRIVACY PROBLEMS severely escalated Friday when the social network disclosed that an unprecedented security issue, discovered September 25, impacted almost 50 million user accounts.
Sep 28, 2018, 4:25 PMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Researchers demo machine learning techniques that de-anonymize the authors of code samples, often with more than 90% accuracy, even from binary code   —  RESEARCHERS WHO STUDY stylometry—the statistical analysis of linguistic style—have long known that writing is a unique, individualistic process.
Aug 12, 2018, 12:25 PMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Profile of the Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia project, which has 120+ volunteers rewriting articles on conspiracy theories and unscientific health info   —  SUSAN GERBIC SPENT her career photographing babies at a department store in Salinas, California, just 100 miles south of San Francisco.
Jul 27, 2018, 7:35 PMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Facebook plans to launch Athena, likely a constellation of small internet-delivering satellites, starting in 2019, after downgrading a drone project last month   —  FIBER OPTIC CABLES are the gold standard of a good internet connection, but laying them can be expensive, and in some parts of the world, a physically daunting task.
Jul 20, 2018, 8:00 PMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Closed Facebook group for sexual assault survivors with 15K+ members changed admins, was invaded by trolls, and was deleted after members reported the group   —  LAST YEAR, AS thousands of women shared their stories of sexual assault and harassment with the hashtag #MeToo, Amanda …
Jul 19, 2018, 6:25 PMIn context
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Twitter Will Hide ‘Locked’ Profiles From Follower Counts   —  Perhaps a healthier Twitter is one with smaller follower counts—even if that comes as a blow to your ego.  That's what the company is hoping, anyway.  Over the last several months, Twitter has embarked on a renewed push to fight abuse and spam …
Jul 11, 2018, 12:25 PMIn context

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