Jonathan Sullivan

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State of Deception

Why won’t the President rein in the intelligence community?<p>On March 12, 2013, James R. Clapper appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to discuss the threats facing America. Clapper, who is seventy-two, is a retired Air Force general and Barack Obama’s director of National …

Twenty years ago the NSA tried to protect you from spies, not spy on you

There's a crushing monotony to stories on how the National Security Agency has been bending and breaking every rule to crack open your mail. Each new …

Heyday App Is a Journal of Your Life That Writes Itself

An iPhone app called Heyday launches today — it compiles a record of its owner’s life, based on places visited and photos taken.<p>This is a topic I’ve …

iBeacons Used To Deliver Location-Based Access To iOS Newsstand Publications

iBeacon, Apple’s hyperlocal trigger tech in iOS 7, is an innovation that holds a lot of promise, and that will probably continue to make waves in the retail industry for a long time to come. One London-based company is using it in a slightly more novel way, employing them to help sell subscriptions …

Even if the Feds Let Them Fly, Amazon's Delivery Drones Are Still Nonsense

Amazon took over the 24-hour news cycle last night with the unveiling of Prime Air, an aerial drone that can fly Amazon packages straight to your …

UPS researching delivery drones that could compete with Amazon's Prime Air

Flying parcel-carriers are the next logical frontier for delivery companies<p>Amazon made headlines Sunday night when it announced it was working on small drones that could someday deliver customers packages in half an hour or less. But the e-commerce giant isn’t the only company researching how to …

Scientist-developed malware prototype covertly jumps air gaps using inaudible sound

Malware communicates at a distance of 65 feet using built-in mics and speakers.<p>Computer scientists have proposed a malware prototype that uses …

This Is the Man Bill Gates Thinks You Absolutely Should Be Reading | WIRED

“There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil,” Bill Gates wrote this summer. That’s quite an endorsement—and it gave a …

The Battle For The Connected Home Is Heating Up

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Turck is a managing director of</i> <i></i><i>FirstMark Capital. Follow him on Twitter at @mattturck.</i><p>Almost 15 years ago, a friend of mine at McKinsey spent a few nights writing a document called “The Battle for the Home”. The thesis at the time was that with broadband, the home PC was …

Multi-Device Adaptation vs. Optimization

Direct comparisons between multi-device design solutions for the Web often miss the point: each is better suited for particular things. Specifically, …

Web Design

CEO Talk | Angela Ahrendts on Burberry's Connected Culture

In a BoF Exclusive, Imran Amed sits down with Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts to discuss the company's connected culture as the company …

Two-Hit Wonder

Jack Dorsey, of Twitter, is now making big money at Square—and is out to prove that he’s more than a lucky man.<p>Jack Dorsey, the tech entrepreneur, takes the No. 1 bus to work, and he likes to catch the 7:06. It carries him nearly from one side of San Francisco to the other—down California Street …

A Product Manager’s Job

Product management is one of the hardest jobs to define in any organization, partially because it’s different in every company. I’ve had several …

Product Management

Setting the Foundation for Meaningful Critiques – Goals, Principles, Personas and Scenarios

Doing critiques well and constructively is no easy task. Often designers feel picked on or that the feedback doesn’t give enough direction. According …

Evernote CEO: more iPhone updates, fitness features, recurring reminders on the way

Each Thursday around 4:00 p.m., a gong reverberates through Evernote’s Redwood City headquarters, beckoning the young staff to crowd around the stairwell.<p>Last week, like most weeks, the update agenda was packed: Chief Executive Phil Libin congratulated teams for, among other things, completely …

Unbundling: AOL, Facebook and LinkedIn

1Password and The Crypto Wars

Of all of the revelations about the<p>NSAthat began in June and continue to this day, the one that has shocked me the most is the fact that the United …

Why cards are the future of the web

Cards are fast becoming the best design pattern for mobile devices.<p>We are currently witnessing a re-architecture of the web, away from pages and …

Tech Companies and Government May Soon Go to War Over Surveillance

Everyone assumes that technology companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google don't care that their customers are being spied on. I don't believe …

Bosses Say 'Pick Up the Phone'

Managers have a message for younger employees: Get off email and talk on the phone.<p>By<p>Anita Hofschneider<p>Patty Baxter realized there was a problem. In her 20 years at Metro Guide Publishing in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the office usually hummed with sales calls. Now, it was quiet.<p>Advertising sales were …

The Great App.net Mistake

Before the great gold rush of venture capital and public offerings, there was an idea that the Internet should not just change the world, but …

How the Government Killed a Secure E-mail Company

In mid-July, Tanya Lokshina, the deputy director for Human Rights Watch’s Moscow office, wrote on her Facebook wall that she had received an e-mail from edsnowden@lavabit.com. It requested that she attend a press conference at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport to discuss the N.S.A. …

Community- The Same as It Ever Was?

I’ve been somewhat of a crank when it comes to social media. Technology is not the problem. On a whim, I love listening to an obscure ‘80s punk band …

Content Curators Are The New Superheros Of The Web

Yesterday, 250 million photos were uploaded to Facebook, 864,000 hours of video were uploaded to YouTube, and 294 billion emails were sent. No wonder content curation is one of the most important jobs of our digital age.<p>Yesterday, the ever-churning machine that is the Internet pumped out more …

A customer experience issue you can't avoid any longer: the PXA

If you’re not paying attention to privacy, you’re ignoring your users.<p>Maybe privacy doesn’t seem very interesting – about as fun as reading a …

Privacy

Dropbox Blows Up the Box, Connecting Every App, File, and Device | WIRED

In the vast San Francisco loft that Dropbox calls home, there’s a Lego room, a life-size plastic shark, and a Golden Gate Bridge mosaic made from …