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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
Jane Zhang / South China Morning Post:
A look at the vast surveillance infrastructure in Chongqing, China, where an estimated 2.58M surveillance cameras cover a population of 15.35M   —  Whether it is to monitor traffic, prevent petty theft in restaurants or monitor public safety in parks - residents can be sure there is a camera following …
Oct 6, 2019, 3:15 PMIn context
McKenzie Funk / New York Times:
An in-depth look at how ICE, under Obama and then Trump, has aggressively used big data, fed by social media, to clamp down on undocumented immigrants   —  After two officers came to a Pacific Northwest community, longtime residents began to disappear — a testament to the agency's quiet embrace of big data.
Oct 2, 2019, 2:35 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Sep 26, 2019, 12:36 PMIn context
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
A look at Peloton, which may raise $1.2B in this week's IPO and sells $2.3K iPad-equipped stationary bikes and $40/mo. cycling video subscriptions to 510K+ subs   —  13 reasons this bike has a cult  —  It makes lazy people like me work out.  That's the genius of the Peloton bicycle.
Sep 22, 2019, 11:20 PMIn context
Alex Danco:
E-commerce and other internet companies can take cues from industries like retail and commercial aviation to build loyalty businesses   —  Each day on Tech Twitter, we get up in the morning, open up the website, and then go see what it is we're mad about.  A few days ago, it was this:
Sep 10, 2019, 8:10 AMIn context
Zachary Fryer-Biggs / The Atlantic:
How the Pentagon is laying the groundwork for AI-powered weapons systems capable of taking lethal action without direct human input   —  Wallops Island—a remote, marshy spit of land along the eastern shore of Virginia, near a famed national refuge for horses—is mostly known as a launch site for government and private rockets.
Sep 4, 2019, 12:10 PMIn context
Brian Barrett / Wired:
A grand jury indicts eight people for allegedly running two of the largest US illegal streaming sites, Jetflicks and iStreamItAll, that touted 37,000+ paid subs   —  In a sweeping indictment, the feds came down hard on Jetflicks and iStreamItAll, which allegedly crossed a very important line.
Sep 2, 2019, 4:40 PMIn context
Ira Boudway / Bloomberg:
Profile of The Athletic, which has 400+ editorial staffers and expects ~1M subs to its sports news service by 2020; source: a funding in May valued it at ~$500M   —  Alex Mather would like you to know that he loves newspapers.  He's loved them since he was a kid growing up in Philadelphia.
Aug 20, 2019, 12:25 PMIn context
TechCrunch:
A roundup of the 84 companies that launched at Y Combinator's Summer 2019 Demo Day 1, including education, finance, AI, and AR/VR startups   —  It's that time of year, Silicon Valley's investor technocrati and advice-giving Twitter celebrities descended upon Pier 48 in San Francisco to judge …
Aug 19, 2019, 9:40 PMIn context

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