Opinion: Blocking the Disabled on the Web Means Blocking Innovation

Opinion: Blocking the Disabled on the Web Means Blocking Innovation

Without the inspiration and innovation of two disabled individuals, the digital world likely wouldn’t be what it is today.When Steve Jobs learned about Joybubbles’ work, he was inspired to create his first digital offering to the world.

The Internet Archive Is Making Wikipedia More Reliable

The Internet Archive Is Making Wikipedia More Reliable

The organization eventually hopes to allow users to view and borrow every book cited by Wikipedia, with the ultimate goal being to digitize every book ever published.“Our goal is to be a library that’s useful and reachable by more people,” says Mark Graham, director of the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine service.

How to Watch Mark Zuckerberg’s Libra Testimony in Congress

How to Watch Mark Zuckerberg’s Libra Testimony in Congress

But, unless grandstanding on other Facebook issues gets in the way, Wednesday’s hearing featuring Mark Zuckerberg at the House Financial Services Committee is mostly about Libra.What to Watch For. Zuckerberg’s defense starts with the company line on Libra so far, pitching the digital token as a tool for financial inclusion.

Inside Olympic Destroyer, the Most Deceptive Hack in History

Inside Olympic Destroyer, the Most Deceptive Hack in History

The data centers in Seoul, however, weren't reporting any such problems, and Oh's team believed the issues with the contractor were manageable.The Olympics' official app, including its digital ticketing function, was broken too; when it reached out for data from backend servers, they suddenly had none to offer.

Greta Thunberg's Digital Rise Calls Back to a Pre-Digital Era

Greta Thunberg's Digital Rise Calls Back to a Pre-Digital Era

“She has a much larger platform because she’s talking about a global phenomenon.” Like the Parkland students—notably Emma González and David Hogg—Thunberg excels at using her personality to humanize a complex political issue, and, as Middaugh puts it, “clapping back at critics.” “They share this ability to use participatory, social media activism methods while also interfacing with public officials,” she says.

How Trump’s Ukraine Mess Entangled CrowdStrike

How Trump’s Ukraine Mess Entangled CrowdStrike

Like other prominent companies of its kind, CrowdStrike conducts digital forensic investigations, and defends its clients in part by removing a hacker's access to compromised accounts and devices.But when CrowdStrike or another firm investigates an incident, they typically don't physically remove a client's devices.

A Major Legal Battle May Change How Digital Game Sales Work

A Major Legal Battle May Change How Digital Game Sales Work

According to a report in PC Gamer, the reason is an ongoing battle with a consumer rights organization called UFC-Que Choisir, which took Valve to court over the clause in its store policy that disallows the resell of games or Steam accounts, on penalty of being banned from the platform.

IPad Artists, Don't Brush Off Adobe Fresco

IPad Artists, Don't Brush Off Adobe Fresco

It was purpose-built for the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil to give digital artists a fully-featured desktop-grade art creation app nestled in with their existing desktop apps, with a couple tricks up its sleeve.

The Serious Money Is Warming to Bitcoin

The Serious Money Is Warming to Bitcoin

The deal wasn’t a surprise, following reports this spring that Coinbase had outbid Fidelity Digital Assets, which started offering custody to clients in March.The better custody arrangements are another draw, he suggests, making it more appealing for institutional investors who could potentially store hundreds of millions of dollars worth of digital assets.

Hackers Can Break Into an iPhone Just by Sending a Text

Hackers Can Break Into an iPhone Just by Sending a Text

Lily Hay Newman covers information security, digital privacy, and hacking for WIRED.Silvanovich, who worked on the research with fellow Project Zero member Samuel Groß, got interested in interaction-less bugs because of a recent, dramatic WhatsApp vulnerability that allowed nation-state spies to compromise a phone just by calling it—even if the recipient didn’t answer the call.

The Apple Card Is Now Available, Just Probably Not for You

The Apple Card Is Now Available, Just Probably Not for You

The Apple Card Is Now Available, Just Probably Not for You. Ever since Apple slipped a digital wallet onto your iPhone in 2012, the company has been vying for control of your financial life.

Cashless Stores Alienate Customers in the Name of Efficiency

Cashless Stores Alienate Customers in the Name of Efficiency

There’s been growing support from both consumers and retailers to move away from cash in favor of digital payment options .It’s one thing for luxury brands to self-select their customers on the basis of price point, but it’s another for a retailer to deny access to a person trying to buy a pack of gum.

President Trump Is the Latest Critic of Facebook's Libra

President Trump Is the Latest Critic of Facebook's Libra

Gregory Barber covers cryptocurrency, blockchain, and artificial intelligence for WIRED.Late Thursday, President Donald Trump unleashed a three-tweet squall declaring himself “not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies,” and referring to the use of “unregu­lated digital assets” for “drug trade and other illegal activities.” He included Libra in that category, saying the platform "will have little standing or dependability" and would fall prey to similar dependability issues.

Twitter's Disinformation Data Dumps Are Helpful—to a Point

Twitter's Disinformation Data Dumps Are Helpful—to a Point

“I can see why the platforms would be hesitant,” says Ben Nimmo, a senior fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab. People who followed IRA or other state-sponsored accounts may have been manipulated, but they weren’t breaking the law or even violating Twitter’s terms of service.

The Second Coming of the Robot Pet

The Second Coming of the Robot Pet

Jibo owners have even formed groups to mourn the loss of their dying robot companion, who, lacking new software updates, has come to face a kind of digital dementia .Darling, who studies ethics in robotics at MIT, says it's human nature to feel those bonds with machines that mimic emotion.

Microsoft's Ebook Apocalypse Shows the Dark Side of DRM

Microsoft's Ebook Apocalypse Shows the Dark Side of DRM

Presumably not many people purchased ebooks from Microsoft; that’s why it’s pulling the plug in the first place. More than anything, Microsoft’s ebook rapture underscores the hidden dangers of the DRM system that underpins most digital purchases.

To Really 'Disrupt,' Tech Needs to Listen to Actual Researchers

To Really 'Disrupt,' Tech Needs to Listen to Actual Researchers

In fact, college students can learn about these issues in a wide range of existing fields: Science & Technology Studies (STS), communication, sociology, anthropology, political science, cognitive science, and digital humanities, to name a few.

Alphabet's Plan for Toronto Depends on Huge Amounts of Data

Alphabet's Plan for Toronto Depends on Huge Amounts of Data

On Monday, Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs released more detailed plans for Toronto, the site of the Google sister company’s first attempt to bring its techified, digital-forward sensibility to a full-scale development project.

Bridging the Internet's Digital Language Divide

Bridging the Internet's Digital Language Divide

At the same time, corporations like Google have built programs that make it easier to access online content in different languages, like Google Translate.

LGBTQ+ Youth Prefer to Seek Mental Health Help Digitally

LGBTQ+ Youth Prefer to Seek Mental Health Help Digitally

Birkett was not involved with the Trevor Project's report but has done similar research and says the new survey is particularly significant because of the dearth of data around the topic of LGBTQ+ mental health, particularly when it comes to transgender young people.

Why Women Are Called 'Influencers' and Men 'Creators'

Why Women Are Called 'Influencers' and Men 'Creators'

While at a streaming and gaming conference, Crystal Abidin, a digital anthropologist studying internet celebrity, and a few other women presenters referred to people who think of themselves as "gamers" as "influencers" or "internet celebrities.

Observation Is About Putting Yourself Back Together

Observation Is About Putting Yourself Back Together

As SAM, after all, the space station is you, your body, the only one you've got. Most narrative games design themselves around the abilities and bodies of people—to be immersed in that player character is to feel like yourself, only digital, and maybe with superpowers or something.

Inside Facebook's New Robotics Lab, Where AI and Machines Friend One Another

Inside Facebook's New Robotics Lab, Where AI and Machines Friend One Another

But while tech giants like Google and Amazon and Facebook have pushed major advances in the development of AI in purely digital contexts—getting computers to recognize objects in images, for example, by having humans label those objects first—robots have remained fairly dumb as researchers have focused on getting the things to move without falling on their faces.

Hong Kong Meets Scandinavia in These Multiple-Exposure Photos

Hong Kong Meets Scandinavia in These Multiple-Exposure Photos

But his latest series, which uses multiple exposures to juxtapose Scandinavian forests with Hong Kong street scenes, brings in visuals far removed from his homeland. Although Relander has tried creating multiple exposures digitally, in post-production, he prefers to make his images using just a camera.

Why I (Still) Love Tech: In Defense of a Difficult Industry

Why I (Still) Love Tech: In Defense of a Difficult Industry

Being tall, white, enthusiastic, and good at computers, I’ve ended up the CEO of a software services company, working for various large enterprises to build their digital dreams—which you’d figure would be like being a kid in a candy store for me, sculpting software experiences all day until they ship to the web or into app stores.

Watch the Google I/O 2019 Keynote Right Here

Watch the Google I/O 2019 Keynote Right Here

Google I/O is technically a developer's conference, and there should be plenty of talk about all the fun things developers can build using Google's latest tools. Last year , the company used the conference to debut its "digital wellness" initiative and a suite of new visual search tools for Google Lens.

5 Comics to Read After Seeing Avengers: Endgame

5 Comics to Read After Seeing Avengers: Endgame

How to read it: Available digitally on Comixology and Marvel, or in the Infinity Gauntlet print collection. * How to read it: *Available digitally on Comixology and Marvel, or in the Avengers Forever print collection.

The Robots Want to Steal (the Boring Parts of) Your Job

The Robots Want to Steal (the Boring Parts of) Your Job

Which is where people like Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, come in: He’s thinking hard about the past, present, and future of work, so you don’t soon have a robot in your cubicle breathing down your neck.

A New Breed of ATM Hackers Gets in Through a Bank’s Network

A New Breed of ATM Hackers Gets in Through a Bank’s Network

Beyond so-called jackpotting attacks , which cause individual ATMs to spit out money , hackers are manipulating ATM networks and the digital authentication checks in the machines to cash out fraudulent transfers they initiate around the globe.

AI Could Scan IVF Embryos to Help Make Babies More Quickly

AI Could Scan IVF Embryos to Help Make Babies More Quickly

In new research published today in NPJ Digital Medicine , scientists at Cornell University trained an off-the-shelf Google deep learning algorithm to identify IVF embryos as either good, fair, or poor based on the likelihood each one would successfully implant.

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