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Kevin Roose / New York Times:
As millions pay for premium subscriptions to have a “clean” digital media experience, privacy and freedom from advertising are gradually becoming luxury goods   —  A decade ago, an internet video start-up called Hulu boldly declared an end to the era of paid TV.
Nov 16, 2019, 9:00 PMIn context
Ashlee Vance / Bloomberg:
Inside the Arctic World Archive, where GitHub will store 200 “platters”, each with 120GB of open source software on them, to prevent loss of the software   —  The last stop for civilization before the North Pole is Svalbard, an archipelago north of mainland Norway along the 80th parallel.
Nov 13, 2019, 2:25 PMIn context
Rob Copeland / Wall Street Journal:
Google partnered with Ascension, the 2nd-largest US health-care system, to analyze personal health info of millions, sources say as part of Project Nightingale   —  Search giant is amassing health records from Ascension facilities in 21 states; patients not yet informed
Nov 11, 2019, 2:10 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Nov 7, 2019, 12:40 PMIn context
The Correspondent:
Skeptics say the effectiveness of online ads is misleading because the benchmarks marketers use don't distinguish people buying from ads and those buying anyway   —  Mel Karmazin, the president of Viacom, one of the largest media conglomerates in the world, walked into the Google offices in Mountain View, California.
Nov 7, 2019, 8:05 AMIn context
Mat Honan / BuzzFeed News:
A profile of Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO of Yelp, which launched 15 years ago in October, and has been in an epic, years-long battle with Google   —  Yelp launched 15 years ago in October, and for most of its existence it's been in an epic battle with Google.  Here's why its CEO keeps fighting and keeps focusing on trust.
Nov 6, 2019, 8:00 AMIn context
Raffi Khatchadourian / New Yorker:
A profile of the defunct cybersecurity company Tiversa, whose CEO is facing federal charges for falsifying evidence about data breaches to extort clients   —  Tiversa dominated an emerging online market—before it was accused of fraud, extortion, and manipulating the federal government.  —  I. THE FOOTBALL
Oct 30, 2019, 6:40 AMIn context
Emily Stewart / Vox:
A look at Sen. Josh Hawley's war against Big Tech, which could portend the GOP's future approach to Silicon Valley as he draws bipartisan support on some issues   —  US Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO, right) speaks to members of the media at a hotel in Hong Kong on October 14, 2019.  Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images
Oct 30, 2019, 1:15 AMIn context
John Seabrook / New Yorker:
A behind-the-scenes look at how OpenAI's GPT-2 predictive text algorithm works, which can be “fine-tuned” to write phony customer reviews or even news articles   —  \u003clink href="https://www.newyorker.com/ projects/interactive/2019/191014-seabrook/css/ header_override.css" …
Oct 8, 2019, 7:15 AMIn context
Peter C Baker / The Guardian:
Pedestrian deaths in US have steadily increased since 2010, and experts are skeptical that pedestrian detection systems and autonomous vehicles are the solution   —  For drivers, roads are safer than ever - but for people on foot, they are getting deadlier.  Car companies and Silicon Valley claim that they have the solution.
Oct 8, 2019, 12:05 AMIn context

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