Today’s Stories Do Not Disturb While Driving feature rolls out in Apple’s newest iOS 11 beta Sean Parker has left Spotify’s board; Padmasree Warrior, Thomas Staggs join in lead up to IPO Trump might kill next month’s new startup visa before it takes effect Facebook is testing a feature to prevent profile pictures being abused by other users Tantan, China’s… Read More
Like Silicon Valley startups, the Federal Government grapples with technical debt – but on a massive scale. Read More
If innovation is the religion of the technology industry, then industriousness is religion for the rest of America’s workforce. Most of America is as foreign to the technology industry as China might be to Americans. Pound-for-pound, immigrants are a larger part of companies founded in technology. The average yearly salary of a data scientist is above $110,000, almost double the… Read More
Today, the former FBI director who ran afoul of President Trump appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee in its ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. It was James Comey’s first appearance since he was fired from his role as the director of the FBI. Providing a useful framework for the hearing, Comey issued a written opening… Read More
Former FBI Director James Comey is set to give testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding his relationship with Trump during the Russia/Mike Flynn investigation. Yesterday, his prepared statement went public, blowing up the news cycle with a seven-page document that tells the story of Trump’s pressure for loyalty from the FBI. Needless to say, people are pretty… Read More
Christopher Wray, Trump's nominee for FBI Director, spent years working with---and learning from---James Comey and Robert Mueller. The post What Christopher Wray Learned From the Last Two FBI Directors appeared first on WIRED.
The Knight First Amendment Institute has sent a letter to President Trump, arguing that blocking Americans on Twitter violates their First Amendment rights. The post Trump's Twitter Blocking May Violate First Amendment appeared first on WIRED.
As many a movie trickster has learned, official-looking letterhead can make all the difference. The post This Bot Turns Trump Tweets Into Official POTUS Pronouncements appeared first on WIRED.
Last time we heard from Palmer Luckey, the one-time poster boy for VR, he was quietly ousted from Facebook after a $100,000 donation to a pro-Trump ‘shitposting’ group came to light. Now Luckey, who sold his VR company Oculus to Facebook for $2 billion in 2014, is back, and his new company is concerned with national security. The New York Times reports that his newest business… Read More
And yes, "covfefe" is still a thing. The post While You Were Offline: Trump's Paris Agreement Decision Turned Into Quite a 'Covfefe' appeared first on WIRED.