Wednesday, July 15, 2020

New bill threatens journalists’ ability to protect sources – TechCrunch

Runa Sandvik works on digital security for journalists, founded upon her experiences working at The New York Times, the Freedom of the Press Foundation and The Tor Project. Online child exploitation...

Software and the war against complexity – TechCrunch

Look around: what is happening? Australia, AI, Ghosn, Google, Suleimani, Starlink, Trump, TikTok. The world is an eruptive flux of frequently toxic emergent behavior, and every unexpected event is laced...
This Week’s Cartoons: Santas, Elves, and Goldilocks

This Week’s Cartoons: Santas, Elves, and Goldilocks

Goldilocks and the three Bearbnb reviews. Source: This Week’s Cartoons: Santas, Elves, and Goldilocks By WIRED Cartoons Techylawyer and its authors do not claim to have written this article, we acknowledge the...
Opinion: Blocking the Disabled on the Web Means Blocking Innovation

Opinion: Blocking the Disabled on the Web Means Blocking Innovation

Without the inspiration and innovation of two disabled individuals, the digital world likely wouldn’t be what it is today. Yet that same world so summarily excludes disabled individuals today that...
Opinion: China is Pushing Toward Global Blockchain Dominance

Opinion: China is Pushing Toward Global Blockchain Dominance

In a speech late last month, Chinese leader Xi Jinping declared blockchain “an important breakthrough,” and promised that China would “seize the opportunity.” He detailed the ways the Chinese government...

The post-exponential era of AI and Moore’s Law – TechCrunch

My MacBook Pro is three years old, and for the first time in my life, a three-year-old primary computer doesn’t feel like a crisis which must be resolved immediately. True,...

This Week’s Cartoons: Murder, Death, and Email Dread

Friday, November 1, 2019. By Ellis Rosen, with cartooncollections.com. Don’t let your inbox haunt you—here are 10 productivity tips from WIRED’s staff. Thursday, October 31, 2019. By Tom Chitty, with cartooncollections.com....

Why the Facebook News tab shouldn’t be trusted – TechCrunch

Are we really doing this again? After the pivot to video. After Instant Articles. After news was deleted from the News Feed. Once more, Facebook dangles extra traffic, and journalism...
The NFL's Helmet Tests Are Brainless

The NFL’s Helmet Tests Are Brainless

Since 2012 the NFL has been running simulations to test helmets, which manufacturers submit to on a voluntary basis. Researchers on contract with the NFL mount the helmet to a...

Is that the internet we want? – TechCrunch

China is exporting its social values, political ads are an important part of free expression and the definition of dangerous speech must be kept in check, Facebook’s CEO Mark...

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