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Samm Sacks / The Atlantic:
A look at how China is pushing dozens of regulations and technical standards to wrest control of the entire internet ecosystem from the West   —  Xi Jinping wants to wrest control of global cyber governance from the market economies of the west.  —  It's never been a worse time to be a Chinese telecom company in America.
Jun 19, 2018, 7:00 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
A look at some Instagram “thread” accounts aimed at teens and tweens that have racked up thousands of followers in recent months by offering self-help tips   —  How does a Google-averse generation figure out how to deal with acne, fake friends, and boy trouble?  On Instagram, of course.
Jun 9, 2018, 7:20 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
YouTube suspended some prominent gambling channels starting last week, citing community guidelines violations; some accounts have been reinstated after appeals   —  Days before he was set to begin a month-long promotional tour for his YouTube channel, Brian Christopher learned that his account had been abruptly terminated.
Jun 6, 2018, 5:00 PMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Inside the community of “Bird hunters”, who search for and charge e-scooters for firms like Bird and compare the activity to playing Pokémon Go, but for money   —  “Bird hunting” has become a pastime and a side hustle for teens and young professionals, but for some it's a cutthroat business.
May 20, 2018, 2:15 PMIn context
Linda Kinstler / The Atlantic:
German law requiring social media companies to take down hate speech within 24 hours prompts far right claims of lack of clarity, chilled speech, and censorship   —  The new year was just a day old when Alice Weidel, the 38-year-old co-leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) …
May 20, 2018, 12:50 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
Facebook exec says company will build an API for machine-readable access to info on ads in political-ad archive, but researchers worry that may not be enough   —  Time and again, when facing criticism about Facebook's role in elections, the company's executives have promised to provide maximal transparency …
May 11, 2018, 12:55 PMIn context
Ian Bogost / The Atlantic:
Stories, made popular by Snapchat and Instagram, might be the first media format native to the smartphone and could be the dominant format of the future   —  Facebook's chief product officer, Chris Cox, made a remarkable announcement during a keynote at the company's big conference this week …
May 7, 2018, 12:30 AMIn context
Jessica Nordell / The Atlantic:
How Slack has made its US workforce more diverse than other Silicon Valley companies by forgoing a diversity chief and focusing on hiring efforts from the start   —  Last week, Slack, the company whose popular, plaid-themed messaging app has simplified office communications and introduced …
Apr 28, 2018, 12:15 PMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
The concept of “owning your data” is meaningless if it doesn't include both data users upload and data Facebook attaches to users from tools like Facebook pixel   —  In his second day of congressional hearings, Mark Zuckerberg began the proceedings in the House of Representatives …
Apr 11, 2018, 9:45 PMIn context
Julia Angwin / The Atlantic:
Facebook reforms being discussed in Washington: fines for data breaches, political ad policing, liability for objectionable content, and ethics review boards   —  Gathered in a Washington, D.C., ballroom last Thursday for their annual “tech prom,” hundreds of tech-industry lobbyists …
Apr 5, 2018, 10:05 AMIn context

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
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