Wesley Fryer

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How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into evil

If our supersmart tech leaders knew a bit more about history or philosophy we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in now<p>One of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback by what has …

Sergey Brin

4 Audio Editing Tools for Chromebooks - A Comparison Chart

Yesterday's post about Twisted Wave sparked quite a few comments on Facebook, Twitter, and in my email. People wrote to ask about and or suggest …

We Can’t Trust Facebook to Regulate Itself

I led Facebook’s efforts to fix privacy problems on its developer platform in advance of its 2012 initial public offering. What I saw from the inside was a company that prioritized data collection from its users over protecting them from abuse. As the world contemplates what to do about Facebook in …

Facebook

Giant 'Minecraft' graphics upgrade delayed to 2018

The <i>Minecraft</i> team had a bunch of news at their MineCon Earth convention, but the biggest news may be what's <i>not</i> happening. Mojang and Microsoft have delayed the launches of both the Super Duper Graphics Pack and cross-platform Switch multiplayer to sometime in 2018. They're not elaborating on the …

Microsoft

Dark Cloud: Inside The Pentagon's Leaked Internet Surveillance Archive

Security

A Great Migration From Puerto Rico Is Set to Transform Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. — Ten intolerable days after Hurricane Maria trounced Puerto Rico, Sahria Garcia finally got a call from her brother on the island. The call lasted three minutes and the news shook her: Her family had lost everything — jobs, houses, possessions, cars — and had spent days foraging for …

Caribbean

Tom Wujec: Got a wicked problem? First, tell me how you make toast

YouTube

Watch Michael J. Fox demonstrate Nike's self-lacing sneakers on Kimmel

The shoes will be auctioned to fund research into Parkinson's Disease<p>Has a pair of shoes ever received this much applause? I'm not sure, but if any deserve it, it's Nike's self-lacing Air Mags. Not because of the technology — although they are, of course, modeled after the pair seen in <i>Back to The</i> …

Shoes

The Dark Side of 'Replay Sessions' That Record Your Every Move Online

When internet users visit Walgreens.com, a software company may record every keystroke, mouse movement and scroll, potentially exposing medical …

Privacy