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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
Adrian Chen / New Yorker:
Profile of Paul Denino, an “IRL” streamer who goes by Ice Poseidon and streams most of his life on YouTube, often with serious consequences   —  When your job is to constantly share your life, even your worst moments are an opportunity to please your audience.
Jul 4, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context
Nicholas Schmidle / New Yorker:
Behind the debate on whether the CFAA should be amended to allow private companies and citizens that are victims of cybercrimes to “hack back”   —  American companies that fall victim to data breaches want to retaliate against the culprits.  But can they do so without breaking the law?
May 2, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Alexandra Lange / New Yorker:
Profile of Susan Kare, designer of the classic Macintosh suite of icons, whose influential work lives on in modern art museums   —  Every fifteen minutes or so, as I wrote this story, I moved my cursor northward to click on the disk in the Microsoft Word toolbar that indicates “Save.”
Apr 22, 2018, 1:55 AMIn context

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