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Emily Dreyfuss / Wired:
During his TED 2019 interview, Jack Dorsey evaded questions about the state of Twitter by providing vague answers, frustrating the interviewers and the audience   —  ON TUESDAY, JACK Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, came to TED 2019 to answer for the sins of his platform.
Apr 16, 2019, 10:25 PMIn context
Peter Rubin / Wired:
Sony says its next-gen PlayStation console will be backward-compatible, support 8K graphics with ray tracing, and have an SSD, but won't be released this year   —  MARK CERNY WOULD like to get one thing out of the way right now: The videogame console that Sony has spent the past four years building is no mere upgrade.
Apr 16, 2019, 9:50 AMIn context
Wired:
Interviews with 65 current and former employees on the meltdown inside Facebook over the last 15 months as the Cambridge Analytica scandal unfolded   —  Scandals.  Backstabbing.  Resignations.  Record profits.  Time Bombs.  In early 2018, Mark Zuckerberg set out to fix Facebook.
Apr 16, 2019, 7:20 AMIn context
Joi Ito / Wired:
Locking kids out of big internet platforms is not the solution to commercial bad actors, we should optimize algorithms instead to make them safer for kids   —  This column is the second in a series about young people and screens.  Read the first post, about connected parenting, here.
Apr 15, 2019, 3:20 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Google engineer outlines the Android security team's efforts to curtail the Chamois botnet malware, which infected 20M+ devices at its peak in March 2018   —  IN MARCH 2017, the Android security team was feeling pleased with itself.  The group had detected, analyzed, and neutralized …
Apr 11, 2019, 6:30 AMIn context
Gretchen McCulloch / Wired:
A brief look at why most programming languages are based on English and why on a technical level it doesn't have to be that way   —  THIS YEAR MARKS the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, so there's been a lot of pixels spilled on “the initial promises of the web”—one of which was the idea …
Apr 11, 2019, 4:45 AMIn context
Wired:
Facebook rolls out multiple changes to combat the spread of disinformation: demoting untrustworthy sources in News Feed, changes to how Groups work, and more   —  FACEBOOK IS TRYING to redefine authoritativeness on the internet as part of its efforts to fight the spread of misinformation and abuse on its platforms.
Apr 10, 2019, 1:10 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Kaspersky researcher identifies sophisticated new spyware, dubbed TajMahal, that went undetected for five years and is from an as-yet unknown source   —  IT'S NOT EVERY day that security researchers discover a new state-sponsored hacking group.  Even rarer is the emergence of one whose spyware …
Apr 10, 2019, 11:40 AMIn context
David Kushner / Wired:
Book excerpt: a brief history of internet porn, which developed many early innovations in internet marketing, such as pop-up ads and subscriptions   —  “Almighty God, Lord of all life, we praise You for the advancements in computerized communications that we enjoy in our time.
Apr 10, 2019, 5:55 AMIn context
Arielle Pardes / Wired:
Founder of Change My View subreddit, which has 700K+ subscribers, launches Change A View, a site with paid moderators and some funding from Alphabet's Jigsaw   —  A FEW MONTHS shy of his high school graduation, Kal Turnbull came to a realization: Conversations on the internet are broken.
Apr 7, 2019, 8:00 AMIn context

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