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New Yorker:
Inside Israeli private intelligence company Psy-Group, which provided clients influence campaigns on social media using avatars, before shuttering in Feb. 2018   —  Inside an effort to influence American elections, starting with one small-town race.  —  One evening in 2016 …
Feb 12, 2019, 4:10 AMIn context
James Somers / New Yorker:
Profile of Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat, the only Google Senior Fellows, who joined the company in 1999 and have pair-programmed some of its key infrastructure   —  Coding together at the same computer, Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat changed the course of the company—and the Internet.
Dec 4, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Rebecca Mead / New Yorker:
How podcasts, whose audio narratives offer a rare opportunity for slow immersion, became a seductive mode of storytelling that can sometimes be manipulative   —  In our frenetic age, audio narratives offer a rare opportunity for slow immersion.  But this intimacy can become manipulative.
Nov 17, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Atul Gawande / New Yorker:
Computerization, which simplified tasks in many industries, has largely failed to achieve the same result in healthcare, causing many doctors to hate their PCs   —  Digitization promises to make medical care easier and more efficient.  But are screens coming between doctors and patients?
Nov 7, 2018, 2:15 PMIn context
Nick Paumgarten / New Yorker:
Interview with Vitalik Buterin, Vlad Zamfir, Joseph Lubin, and others in the Ethereum community looking at the birth, current state, and future of blockchain   —  Inside the ongoing argument over whether Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the blockchain are transforming the world.
Oct 17, 2018, 6:30 AMIn context
Charles Duhigg / New Yorker:
Profile of former Google and Uber employee Anthony Levandowski on his time at Google with details on Waymo's decision to settle its suit against Uber this year   —  Silicon Valley was built on job-hopping.  But when a leader of Google's self-driving-car unit joined Uber, Google filed suit.
Oct 15, 2018, 7:35 PMIn context
Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
New book about online activity in the 2016 US presidential election argues that targeted cyberattacks by hackers and trolls were decisive in changing outcome   —  A meticulous analysis of online activity during the 2016 campaign makes a powerful case that targeted cyberattacks by hackers and trolls were decisive.
Sep 24, 2018, 2:50 PMIn context
Noam Cohen / New Yorker:
Reporter says Linus Torvalds' decision to temporarily step away from Linux maintenance came after he was asked a series of questions about his conduct   —  The e-mails of the celebrated programmer Linus Torvalds land like thunderbolts from on high onto public lists, full of invective, insults, and demeaning language.
Sep 20, 2018, 9:00 AMIn context
Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
Profile of Mark Zuckerberg, who is at the center of a debate about the moral character of Silicon Valley, as he tries to fix Facebook before it breaks democracy   —  The most famous entrepreneur of his generation is facing a public reckoning with the power of Big Tech.
Sep 16, 2018, 6:05 AMIn context
Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
Profile of Mark Zuckerberg, who is at the center of a debate about the moral character of Silicon Valley, as he tries to fix Facebook before it breaks democracy   —  The most famous entrepreneur of his generation is facing a public reckoning with the power of Big Tech.
Sep 10, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context

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