In 2017, more than 200 government agencies around the world, including the Department of Homeland Security, were exploring the use of blockchain.
We have programmatic advertising to thank for the internet’s wealth—and privacy problems. And we have Right Media to thank for programmatic ads.
Inside the Brotherhood of the Ad Blockers (Businessweek)
For the advertising industry, ad blocking is an existential crisis. For the Pi-hole community, it’s a sport.
At 12, He Had a Viral Science Video. At 14, He Fears He Was Too Rude. (The New York Times)
Marco Zozaya critiqued those linking vaccines and autism, but he struggles like many science communicators with social media platforms that may favor a style that inflames.
Google's featured snippets are worse than fake news (The Outline)
The highlighted answers given prime placement over search results are often shockingly bad.
How Google eats a business whole (The Outline)
Google’s Featured Snippets are not only often wrong, they’re also damaging to small businesses that depend on search traffic.
Mic's Drop (The Outline)
How Mic.com exploited social justice for clicks, and then abandoned a staff that believed in it.
Deep learning algorithms are often trained on data from the web, and their biases are getting hard to ignore.
Bitcoin is none of the things it was supposed to be (The Outline)
The cryptocurrency was supposed to replace the finance industry. Instead, it has replicated it.
Thanks a lot, Healthcare.gov (The Verge)
How Obamacare's epic fail exposed our government's biggest tech problem.
New York City has sealed up a 169-year-old landmark, but the man who discovered it wants back inside.
Hacking Team may not have any clients in the US yet, but it's not for lack of trying.
The NRA wants to take America's smart guns away (The Verge)
The technology exists, but a New Jersey law has blocked sales nationwide.
Comcast Confessions (The Verge)
An investigative series about why Comcast is so hated.
Overnight at Occupy Wall Street (The New York Observer)
By the tenth night of the Occupy Wall Street protest, the miniature colony at Liberty Park Plaza was rather sophisticated.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews Take a Hard Line on the Internet at Rally of 40,000 Men (And Me) (The New York Observer)
I snuck into an anti-internet rally at Citi Field.