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Joseph Cox / VICE:
Documents reveal that Avast has sold its users' internet browsing data, through a subsidiary called Jumpshot, to clients like Pepsi, Google, and Microsoft   —  An antivirus program used by hundreds of millions of people around the world is selling highly sensitive web browsing data …
Jan 27, 2020, 9:30 AMIn context
William D. Cohan / Fast Company:
Interview with Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr., on his $10M smartphone forensics lab and balancing public safety while working under Apple and Google's rules   —  The Trump administration wants Apple to create a backdoor into the iPhone.  District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. has spent millions trying to find other ways in.
Jan 22, 2020, 2:50 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
A look at Clearview AI, a facial recognition app claiming it scraped 3B+ images from sites like Facebook, YouTube, and that 600+ law enforcement agencies use it   —  A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images — and “might lead to a dystopian future or something,” a backer says.
Jan 18, 2020, 11:25 AMIn context
Fred Wilson / AVC:
Big trends and takeaways from the 2010s: the “capital as a moat” model has failed, machine learning has become table stakes for tech companies, and more   —  My friend Steve Kane suggested I take a longer view in my pair of year end posts this year: … And so I will.
Dec 31, 2019, 1:45 PMIn context
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed News:
A meditation on digital life during the 2010s, which has become fractured, alienating, and contentious, falling short of the lofty ideals articulated in the 90s   —  In April 1997, Wired magazine published a feature with the grand and regrettable title “Birth of a Digital Nation.”
Dec 18, 2019, 1:10 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Some contractors at Google's Austin content moderation facility describe being overworked and suffering severe mental health consequences after just six months   —  These moderators help keep Google and YouTube free of violent extremism — and now some of them have PTSD
Dec 16, 2019, 12:10 PMIn context
Brian Merchant / Harper's Magazine:
A look at the rise of murder-for-hire marketplaces on the dark web, the vast majority of which are schemes to pilfer money from gullible users   —  The dark world of online murder markets  —  On a sunny July day in 2018, Alexis Stern was sitting behind the wheel of the red Ford Fusion …
Dec 14, 2019, 4:05 PMIn context
The Verge:
A rundown of the 100 gadgets that defined the 2010s, shaped first by the smartphone wars before branching off into new categories   —  The 100 gadgets that made a difference and defined the 2010s  —  Gadgets in the 2010s were shaped first by the furious race to win the smartphone wars …
Dec 11, 2019, 2:55 PMIn context
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

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