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Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Profile of David Carroll, whose two-year fight to reclaim his data from Cambridge Analytica has brought to light large questions around data privacy   —  David Carroll has been locked in a legal war to force the infamous company to turn over its files on him.  He's won a battle, but the struggle continues.
Jan 27, 2019, 12:35 AMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
How projects like Ocean Protocol, Oasis, Enigma, and SingularityNET use blockchain for AI research hoping to curb the dominance of big tech in the field   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Pairing artificial intelligence and the blockchain might be what you would expect from a scammer looking to make a quick buck in 2018.
Oct 21, 2018, 11:05 PMIn context
Harold Goldberg / Vulture:
Inside the making of Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2 from a 2,000 page script, with 300K animations and 500K lines of dialogue with 700 voice actors   —  You can't simply stroll into the Manhattan offices of Rockstar Games.  If you make it past the downstairs lobby and up the elevator, a thick metal door blocks your way.
Oct 15, 2018, 8:20 AMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
As it refreshes its brand, a look at the past, present, and future of Evernote, which started in 2002 and has 225M registered users worldwide   —  “Why the hell are we here today?”  —  Chris O'Neill, Evernote's CEO, is addressing an audience made up of the company's employees in a tent pitched …
Aug 14, 2018, 3:30 PMIn context
Arielle Pardes / Wired:
Reddit begins rolling out live chatrooms, organized by subreddit and created by admins only, currently in beta   —  A FEW MONTHS into Jason Lee's new job at Reddit, the office was buzzing with excitement.  It was April 2017 and Reddit had just launched r/place, a collaborative project …
Jul 18, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Inside OGUSERS, a forum to trade social media and gaming handles, often stolen via “SIM hijacking” where phone numbers are stolen via carrier's customer service   —  Meet the hackers who flip seized Instagram handles and cryptocurrency in a shady, buzzing underground market for stolen accounts and usernames.
Jul 17, 2018, 2:25 PMIn context
Erin Griffith / Wired:
Within the crowded crypto industry's deafening hype and bubbly scams, an economy of promoters is thriving, assisting with PR, marketing, moderation, and more   —  IT TOOK ONLY a few months for Sally, an executive assistant living in British Columbia, to become Crypto Sally …
Jun 12, 2018, 8:30 PMIn context
Sheera Frenkel / New York Times:
Some political ads slipped or bypassed Facebook's new restrictions for disclosure and authorization in California's Fourth Congressional District primary   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Regina Bateson had just finished an Easter egg hunt with her children on April 1 when her phone started buzzing.
Jun 4, 2018, 10:20 AMIn context
Liz Alderman / New York Times:
A year after French President Macron announced an aggressive agenda to turn France into a “startup nation”, the country still lags the UK in tech investments   —  PARIS — When President Emmanuel Macron took office, he took pains to include two iPhones in his official portrait, a symbol of his penchant for technology.
May 23, 2018, 8:00 AMIn context
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Profile of Mark Zuckerberg as told by those who knew him growing up in Dobbs Ferry, New York, and those who met him on his 2017 tour of the US   —  The world's largest social network needs fixing.  Facebook's frontman needs to show he can do it — fast.
Apr 20, 2018, 9:15 AMIn context

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