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NRA member told Trump campaign adviser he could arrange backchannel meeting with Putin: Report

A member of the National Rifle Association emailed a Trump campaign adviser last year, saying he could arrange a backchannel meeting with Donald …

Donald Trump

Tech as We Know It Would Not Exist Without Immigrants | Backchannel

In January, when President Donald Trump issued an executive order limiting immigration, the news was met with clenched fists in Silicon Valley. On …

Silicon Valley

Saudi Arabia's 'Elaph': Israel's backchannel to the Arab world

The Arabic language newspaper "Elaph" has become in recent years a conduit for official Israeli communications with the Gulf States. Both the Israel …

Middle East

Taxes on Tech Need An Overhaul—But Not Like This | Backchannel

<b>In the Silicon Valley storybook,</b> the stock option is a kind of magic talisman. Options carry tiny startups aloft by motivating founders to superhuman …

Stock Options

The End of the Cult of the Founder | Backchannel

<b>When future historians look back</b> on the cult of the Silicon Valley founder, they will set its starting point in the early 2000s. Its end point could …

Startups

The Undeniable Upsides of Founder-Led Companies | Backchannel

<b>In Silicon Valley,</b> the very word “founder” has a kind of shamanic power. Using it to explain a decision can stop an argument cold. To say “the …

Silicon Valley

The DC Hearings are Big Tech's Big Chance to Change—Again | Backchannel

<b>I took the train</b> from New York to DC to catch a rare triple-header of Congressional proctology; three House and Senate hearings with Facebook, …

Joan Didion

San Francisco Just Took a Huge Step Toward Internet Utopia | Backchannel

<b>Last week,</b> San Francisco became the first major city in America to pledge to connect all of its homes and businesses to a fiber optic network.<p>I urge …

San Francisco

The 2017 #DevLearn Conference & Expo Backchannel – Curated Resources

This post curates resources shared via the backchannel of the 2017 DevLearn Conference & Expo being held October 25-27 in Las Vegas, Nevada.<i>I am a</i> …

TED Talks

When Government Fails, Social Media Is the New 911 | Backchannel

<b>Roberto Hernández Alarcón</b> needed a diamond-blade saw. It was nearing midnight on September 24, and he was standing on the rubble of what had been an …

Enrique Peña Nieto

Burning Memories: Rethinking Digital Archives Amid Loss | Backchannel

<b>On Sunday night,</b> October 8, my parents’ house in Napa burned to the ground in the wildfire. For my mom and dad, now in their eighties, the place had …

Inside Tesla's Secret Second Floor | Backchannel

<b>While working at Tesla,</b> I always enjoyed talking to people after they finished a factory tour. As much as they raved about the amazing automation, …

Tesla

The Problem with #MeToo and Viral Outrage | Backchannel

<b>Three days into the #MeToo meme,</b> my Facebook News Feed is teeming with posts. Female friends have shared heavy anecdotes about inappropriate events. …

Women's News

North Korea and US having 'advanced' back channel talks, Julie Bishop says

The United States has developed "advanced" methods of communicating with North Korea on its nuclear and missile programs, according to Australia's …

North Korea

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Science Fiction

Startups’ Trillion-Dollar Numbers Game | Backchannel

<b>The pitches that dozens of startup founders</b> deliver at Y Combinator’s biannual Demo Day events have a ritualistic formality, alternating between …

Startups

EU's diplomatic back channel in Pyongyang goes cold | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Oct 03, 2017 10:02 pm | Updated Date: Oct 03, 2017 …

How to Pitch Stories to Backchannel

Author: Wired Staff. Wired Staff<p>Date of Publication: 10.03.17.<p>Time of Publication: 5:02 pm. 5:02 pm<p><b>Backchannel is a national publication that</b>—through …

Storytelling

The Guy At The Center Of The Google-Uber Lawsuit Wanted You To Worship An A.I. God

There’s plenty of weird-ass stories out of Silicon Valley, from microdosing to mountain cults to rollerblades in business meetings. But worshipping …

Anthony Levandowski

Firewalls Don't Stop Hackers. AI Might. | Backchannel

<b>The cybersecurity industry</b> has always had a fortress mentality: Firewall the perimeter! Harden the system! But that mindset has failed—miserably, as …

Cybersecurity

Boston's High-Tech Plan to Tackle Income Inequality | Backchannel

<b>Hype about using</b> enormous sets of sensor-collected data to “drive results” in US cities is getting pretty thick. Local government officials across …

Social Justice

After months of setbacks, Back Channel Brewing opens on Lake Minnetonka

Josh Leddy should’ve knocked on wood after finishing his sentence. Intended as a token of diligence to his future customers, Leddy’s words proved …

Minneapolis

"Disruption" Is How Silicon Valley Eats Its Young | Backchannel

<b>The hate-read news cycle</b> last week was dominated by a story about a tech startup called Bodega, and what a reporter called the company’s quest to …

Silicon Valley

It Took a Natural Disaster for Me to Understand Snap Map | Backchannel

<b>Of all the ways</b> to watch the flood waters rise in Houston last week, the most compelling was through Snap’s new crowd-sourced Map feature. Unlike, …

Evan Spiegel

My iPhone Turned Me Into a Squirrel-Chasing Dog | Backchannel

<b>For the past 23 days,</b> I have been in rehab—voluntarily, as an outpatient. This is my third attempt over the course of six months.<p>I am not an …

Writer's Block

Surviving This Summer on the Internet | Backchannel

<b>On the August afternoon</b> that a white supremacist drove a car through a crowd of peaceful protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia, I was perched on a …

Technology

Why Voice Assistants Will Give You a Headache | Backchannel

<b>Picture this: It’s evening</b> and, after a long day at the office, you’re finally home. You’re cutting some avocados as you prepare dinner when your …

Amazon

How This 'Game Of Thrones' Character Teaches One Winning Negotiation Skill

While the popular HBO series <i>Game of Thrones</i> is an epic fantasy tale, the political intrigue is familiar. As with all political landscapes, negotiation skills play a vital role in successful deal-making and moving the work and the storyline forward.<p>In the last two episodes, I was struck by the …

Game of Thrones

Critics fear Dana Rohrabacher creating WikiLeaks back channel to Trump

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California has returned from Europe with a plan to brief President Trump on a meeting with WikiLeaks publisher Julian …

Julian Assange

Uber Can't Keep Driving Itself | Backchannel

<b>When Benchmark Capital distributed a letter</b> this week about its lawsuit against former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, it was addressed to Uber’s …

Uber