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Sidney Fussell / The Atlantic:
Louisville, KY to hold four-year test of self-guided drones that, given GPS coordinates of shootings, take pictures and videos ahead of first responders   —  Keith Allen Bledsoe, the sixth teenage homicide victim in Lexington, Kentucky, this year, died as the other five had: by gunshot.
Nov 10, 2018, 12:10 AMIn context
Aimi Hamraie / The Atlantic:
Nov 8, 2018, 3:45 AMIn context
Sarah Zhang / The Atlantic:
A look at private Facebook groups where strangers can share their deepest secrets and offer emotional support on topics such as diabetes and addiction   —  It was Christopher's therapist who suggested he look for help online.  His wife had cheated on him, and he had been struggling since their divorce …
Oct 27, 2018, 5:00 AMIn context
Alana Semuels / The Atlantic:
Amazon says its “other” sales, which are mostly comprised of its advertising services, earned nearly $2.5B in net sales in Q3, up 122% YoY from $1.12B   —  What if there were a company that knew what you wanted to buy before you did?  What if it made shopping recommendations that tapped into your deepest desires?
Oct 25, 2018, 7:57 PMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
How one company spent between $1.2M and $4.6M over five months to get 45M+ impressions on Facebook political issue ads, without saying who's paying for the ads   —  Over just two weeks in September, a limited-liability company calling itself News for Democracy spent almost $400,000 …
Oct 18, 2018, 8:20 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Users say harassment is rampant on Instagram, and some employees say efforts to stem it are not funded well or prioritized   —  When Brandon Farbstein first joined Instagram in 2014, he was 14 and optimistic.  Farbstein was born with a rare form of dwarfism, and he wanted to use …
Oct 16, 2018, 5:15 AMIn context
Michael Joseph Gross / The Atlantic:
Inside DARPA's neurotechnology research program for healing and enhancement of the human body and mind through neural implants and brain-machine interfaces   —  I. Who Could Object?  —  “Tonight I would like to share with you an idea that I am extremely passionate about,” the young man said.
Oct 14, 2018, 1:55 AMIn context
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
How teens are using Instagram to bully each other, including making dedicated hate accounts, sometimes with a mass audience, and how Instagram is addressing it   —  No app is more integral to teens' social lives than Instagram.  While Millennials relied on Facebook to navigate high school and college …
Oct 10, 2018, 1:10 PMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
A look at ChuChu TV, the Chennai-based YouTube channel for kids with 19B+ views and 29M subscribers, through a historical lens of how kids' TV evolved in the US   —  ChuChu TV, the company responsible for some of the most widely viewed toddler content on YouTube, has a suitably cute origin story.
Oct 6, 2018, 7:05 AMIn context
Brian Merchant / The Atlantic:
Around a dozen programmers share anecdotes about automating at least part of their IT jobs and why they are afraid of sharing automation code with employers   —  In 2016, an anonymous confession appeared on Reddit: “From around six years ago up until now, I have done nothing at work.”
Oct 3, 2018, 6:05 AMIn context

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