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Read Apple’s unprecedented letter to customers about security

Apple has spoken a lot over the past year about how much it values the security of its customers' data, but it wasn't until early this morning that Apple really took a stand for it. Hours after a court order came down mandating that Apple assist law enforcement in breaking into a locked iPhone, …

Privacy

The government just admitted it will use smart home devices for spying | Trevor Timm

Many consumers are wholly unaware that the smart devices making their home more custom and responsive are making data that can be hacked or collected<p>If you want evidence that US intelligence agencies aren’t losing surveillance abilities because of the rising use of encryption by tech companies, …

Surveillance

There is a good chance that you are the “friend” that everyone finds insufferable on Facebook

The memory is vivid.<p>New Year’s Day, 2013. I’m going about my afternoon pleasantly, when I open my email and a friend has forwarded me what she calls a particularly heinous Facebook status from her newsfeed, written by someone we’ll call Daniel. It read:<p><i>“2012 was a biggg year for me. I left my</i> …

Relationships

This documentary film was shot entirely in 4K on the new iPhone 6s Plus

We’ve seen some great photo galleries from professional photographers using the new iPhone 6s ahead of its retail launch today, but now we get our best look yet at the upgraded camera’s new 4K video ability courtesy of ryot.org<p>‘The Painter of Jalouzi’ is a short documentary (embedded below) …

iPhone

‘Transformer in chief’: The new chief digital officer

The CDO role is changing dramatically. Here are the skills today’s world demands.<p><b>In the alphabet soup</b> that is today’s crowded C-suite, few roles …

Innovation

A billion-dollar tech 'unicorn' was born every week this year, but winter is coming

The number of private tech companies valued at $1 billion or more worldwide has surged so much this year that on average 1.3 unicorns have been created every week in 2015, according to data from CB Insights.<p>The past week alone saw announcements that online messaging startup Kik and digital health …

Venture Capital

'Bikes vs. Cars' director reveals global cycling conflict at Vancity Theatre

A new documentary opening Friday at the Vancity Theatre explores a tension that is all too familiar on the streets of Metro Vancouver — the conflict …

On the Emptiness of Social Media Fame

<i>Read as a Google Doc or download the PDF.</i><p>—<p>Dear friend and fellow streettog,<p>I went to sleep last night, and woke up this morning in beautiful Leeds, …

Social Media

The Podcast Resurgence: Your Definitive Listening Guide

Top authors, comedians, chefs and meteorologists recommend their favorite podcasts so you can get in on the action. Plus: the best apps and docks for podcast lovers<p>By<p>Chris Kornelis<p><b>SOME OF YOU</b> might have no idea what a podcast is. Some of you may have listened to them back in 2005, when they were …

Podcasting

These Are Not the Interstates Ike Had in Mind. How to Fix Our Expensive, Harmful Highways.

I hate the Interstate Highway System. I realize that this is an awkward time to bring this up. Many of you are no doubt planning road trips, and I’m …

Urban Design

Stop calling it the “Sharing Economy.” That isn’t what it is.

<i>Filed under: Opinion.</i><p><b>“Disruption” isn’t always what you think it is.</b><p>It’s known under a number of names: The <i>Sharing Economy</i>. The <i>Collaborative Economy</i>. …

5 Ways To Build A Personal Brand While Working Full-Time

The most unnatural thing in the world is to work for a company and feel like you are working for yourself. But today’s most influential people online understand that even if they’re fully employed, in the end they are running their own business–the business of building a personal brand.<p>While most …

Google Plus losing to Facebook: what it says about Internet privacy

When Google joined the social networking space in 2011 with Google+, more than 25 million people joined in the first month. Now the number of true …

The crazy economics of inflight Wi-Fi

It’s summer time, and that means millions of Americans will soon make their way to airports across the country. An amenity featured on more and more …

Were All Those Rainbow Profile Photos Another Facebook Study?

The social network learns more about its users than they might realize.<p>Facebook, you may have noticed, turned into a rainbow-drenched spectacle following the Supreme Court’s decision Friday that same-sex marriage is a Constitutional right.<p>By overlaying their profile photos with a rainbow filter, …

Social Media

Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Most of us probably have full time jobs that don't allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we'd like. And, wouldn't …

The Way Humans Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever

The renewable-energy boom is here. Trillions of dollars will be invested over the next 25 years, driving some of the most profound changes yet in how …

What A New Class Of Worker Could Mean For The Future Of Labor

Faced with lawsuits that could threaten their business models, tech companies are pushing for a new classification of worker that would combine the flexibility afforded to contractors with the protections afforded to employees. How that new worker is defined could impact American labor for years to …

What If Authors Were Paid Every Time Someone Turned a Page?

Amazon is about to find out.<p>When I recently learned of Amazon's new plan to pay some authors for each page that a Kindle user reads, I remembered an editor who looked at my one of my book proposals and said something along the lines of, “It feels like you've only got 20,000 words of material. You …

Sony's A7R II full-frame camera has it all, for a price

Sony's full-frame camera family just got larger with a superb, but expensive mirrorless flagship, the A7R II. The new model is one of Sony's highest resolution cameras ever at 42.4-megapixels, handily whupping its predecessor, the 36.4-megapixel A7R. It also has the "world's first back-illuminated …

The Top Jobs In 10 Years Might Not Be What You Expect

We talked to three futurists to find out what the hot jobs of 2025 could be, and their answers may surprise you.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>For decades, the U.S. Bureau of Labor’s Economic and Employment Projections have been …

Millennial-Friendly Career Site The Muse Raises $10 Million Series A, Passes 3 Million Monthly Users

When Kathryn Minshew set out to raise seed money for her startup, she felt like Oliver Twist. Despite Y Combinator alumni credentials and some early buzz, Minshew and her cofounders faced dozens of rejections as they looked for money to get off the ground. Their company, then called The Daily Muse, …

Flier beware: Airlines aren’t clear about their photography policies

By Christopher Elliott<p>, Columnist<p>Next time you’re tempted to take a snapshot of an interesting cloud formation or your seatmate sprawling into your personal space on a plane, remember Arash Shirazi and Steven Leslie.<p>Both of them are law-abiding citizens and air travelers. And both recently ran …

Digital Storytelling for Social Impact

Without question, digital technology has accelerated the tempo of the world’s activity and the pervasiveness of human connections. Many of us are far …

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Announces Reddit Video At Disrupt NY

Reddit has been at the forefront of connecting users with interesting content for years now, but to date most of its efforts have been around just making it easier for its community to share things they’ve found elsewhere. Today, however, it took steps toward creating its own content with the …

Internet

Why So Many of Us Experience a Midlife Crisis

A mid-career crisis can happen to anyone. It can hit even those who objectively have the most fulfilling jobs. When it does, it inflicts pain on the individual suffering it and causes productivity losses for employers. Yet, the phenomenon remains stigmatized and under-researched, leaving crucial …

What Windows 10's future could look like with more Android

It goes without saying that Microsoft has revolutionized the world of computing, even though its former business partner, Apple, is the more talked …