Three Years of Misery Inside Google, the Happiest Company in Tech

Three Years of Misery Inside Google, the Happiest Company in Tech

As part of this internal advocacy work, Fong-Jones had become attuned to the way discussions about diversity on internal forums were beset by men like Cernekee, Damore, and other coworkers who were “just asking questions.” To her mind, Google's management had allowed these dynamics to fester for too long, and now it was time for executives to take a stand.

An iPhone App That Protects Your Privacy—For Real This Time

An iPhone App That Protects Your Privacy—For Real This Time

The Guardian Firewall app runs in the background of an iOS device, and stymies data and location trackers while compiling a list of all the times your apps attempt to deploy them.

The Extinct Birds Project

The Extinct Birds Project

Artwork © Alberto Rey, The Extinct Birds Project Even in crowded museums, I can usually count on having the bird specimen displays to myself. Rey began pursuing the project in 2015, when he gazed at a drawer of extinct birds at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History.

Jony Ive's Leaving Apple, Twitter's Policing Politicians, and More News

Jony Ive's Leaving Apple, Twitter's Policing Politicians, and More News

Jony Ive's Leaving Apple, Twitter's Policing Politicians, and More News. Jony Ive—designer of the iPhone—is leaving Apple; Twitter is finally cracking down on politicians; and WIRED has a list of the best biking cities in the world.

Inside Backpage.com’s Vicious Battle With the Feds

Inside Backpage.com’s Vicious Battle With the Feds

On January 8, 2017, the Senate subcommittee released its final report, titled “’s Knowing Facilitation of Online Sex Trafficking.” It pushed the theory that Lacey, Larkin, Ferrer, and their employees had invalidated their liability protections under Section 230: Rather than removing illegal and obscene content, the Senate said, Backpage had helped develop it, using clever moderation practices to “sanitize the content” and conceal it from the eyes of the law—all in the name of earning a few extra dollars.

Google's Push to Close a Major Encrypted Web Loophole

Google's Push to Close a Major Encrypted Web Loophole

Which means that today, when you register a site through Google that uses ".app," ".dev," or ".page," that page and any you build off of it are automatically added to a list that all mainstream browsers, including Chrome, Safari, Edge, Firefox, and Opera, check when they're setting up encrypted web connections.

10 Productivity Tips and Tricks From WIRED Staff

10 Productivity Tips and Tricks From WIRED Staff

I use Death Clock, a Chrome extension that calculates your life expectancy and then displays your waning days, hours, and minutes every time you open a new tab.

The Latest Charges Against Julian Assange Are an Assault on Press Freedom

The Latest Charges Against Julian Assange Are an Assault on Press Freedom

Unlike the previous indictment—which focused narrowly on an apparent offer to help crack a password —the 17 superseding counts focus instead on alleged violations of the Espionage Act. In doing so, the DOJ has aimed a battering ram at the freedom of the press , whether you think Assange is a journalist or not.

Adam Savage on Lists, More Lists, and the Power of Checkboxes

Adam Savage on Lists, More Lists, and the Power of Checkboxes

As I move through the day building out my top scope, I keep crossing off each item in turn, and as the list of checkboxes starts to color in, I can see, in a physical, graphical form, how I’m doing.

Facebook Wants to Connect You With Your 'Secret Crush'

Facebook Wants to Connect You With Your 'Secret Crush'

The feature will be available only in countries where Facebook has rolled out its Dating service , including Colombia, Canada, Thailand, Argentina, and Mexico, as well as 14 new countries in Asia and South America introduced today.

Money Management Tips From a Formerly Manic Spender

Money Management Tips From a Formerly Manic Spender

That was six years of impulse shopping, spending money I didn’t have, and racking up credit card debt. Between mobile payments, fewer stores having a card minimum, and some places not even accepting cash, it's easier than ever to spend money in practically invisible ways.

‘If You Want to Kill Someone, We Are the Right Guys’

‘If You Want to Kill Someone, We Are the Right Guys’

He suggested that Amy could be killed at home and agreed that her house could be burned to the ground—for an additional 10 bitcoin, or $4,100.“Not my wife,” Stephen replied, “but I was thinking the same thing.” The next day he scraped together the money.

Lasers Highlight Ketamine's Depression-Fighting Secrets

Lasers Highlight Ketamine's Depression-Fighting Secrets

And mice don’t have anywhere near our behavioral complexity.“It's important to recognize here the mouse doesn't really have depression per se,” says Yale psychiatrist Alex Kwan, who has studied the effects of ketamine on mouse brains.

Spotify Tips and Tricks: How to Get More Out of Each Listen

Spotify Tips and Tricks: How to Get More Out of Each Listen

If you’re looking for playlists you’ve carefully crafted or saved, you’ll want to navigate out of Search and go to the Your Library tab on the bottom right.

How to Check Your Computer for Hacked Asus Software Update

How to Check Your Computer for Hacked Asus Software Update

Attackers compromised Asus’s Live Update tool to distribute malware to almost 1 million customers last year, according to initial findings researchers at the threat intelligence firm Kaspersky Lab disclosed Monday.

Knock Around a Goat Carcass With These Buzkashi Players

Knock Around a Goat Carcass With These Buzkashi Players

Buzkashi, the centuries-old Central Asian sport in which men on horses fight over a decapitated, disemboweled goat or calf carcass, is surely one of the world’s strangest spectacles. “I’m fascinated by traditions, and buzkashi is a very old tradition,” Huix says.

Best Xbox One Console Bundles and Deals for 2019

Best Xbox One Console Bundles and Deals for 2019

The Best Xbox One Deals, Bundles, and Essentials Online Microsoft With its impressive performance and support for the latest television tech, the Xbox One X is the go-to console for enthusiasts.

The Siberian City Where the Winter High Is –40°F

The Siberian City Where the Winter High Is –40°F

"As long as you dress warmly outside, you're not in danger." The series also documents the creative ways Yakutsk residents manage the cold, including building their houses on stilts so the central heating doesn't melt the permafrost—in Russia, Yakutsk is known as "the city on legs"—and placing all sewage, water, and utility lines above ground to keep them from freezing.

The Russian Sleuth Who Outs Moscow's Elite Hackers and Assassins

The Russian Sleuth Who Outs Moscow's Elite Hackers and Assassins

"To do that work from Russia takes a remarkable amount of courage." John Hultquist, FireEye These are just the latest in an ongoing series of reve­lations the Insider and Bellingcat have made about the GRU, an agency now believed to be respon­sible for everything from the Skripal assassination attempt to the hacking and leaking operation targeting US and French elections.

Privacy Groups Claim Online Ads Can Target Abuse Victims

Privacy Groups Claim Online Ads Can Target Abuse Victims

New documents filed Monday with regulators in Poland, the UK, and Ireland claim that the way personal data is handled during the process of matching advertisements to ad slots does not comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, a strict set of consumer privacy rules that went into effect in May. The documents focus on the categories that key players in the ad-tech industry have adopted to instantly match advertisers with appropriate users or content.

How to Find Your Netflix Freeloaders—and Kick Them Out

How to Find Your Netflix Freeloaders—and Kick Them Out

(A few years ago I looked at the list of devices registered on the friend's Hulu account I've freeloaded off of since 2011. The other way you can keep tabs on your Netflix is by going to Account > Viewing activity and looking at what everyone's been watching.

What’s That Weird Duck In The Local Pond?

What’s That Weird Duck In The Local Pond?

Mandarin duck © Chris Anderson / Flickr Say you’re out for a bit of winter birding at the local nature reserve. Waterfowl are fun to watch and accessible birds for many people. Just about any city pond, park and canal has some waterfowl to spot.

The Insane Numbers Behind Cycling's Most Masochistic Race

The Insane Numbers Behind Cycling's Most Masochistic Race

"The whole point is to push your body and your mind to a place they've never been before," says Stevens, who recently visited WIRED's offices in San Francisco to give me a taste of what it's like to pedal one's ever-living brains out.

The 10 Best Games of 2018—and Yes, They're Ranked

The 10 Best Games of 2018—and Yes, They're Ranked

Nintendo excels at building games that are just good, clean fun, and this is the best the company they put out this year. Spider-Man (Insomniac Games, PS4)2018 was a conservative year in videogames.

The Cool Green Holiday Book Review 2018

The Cool Green Holiday Book Review 2018

I love the trend in nature writing to explore areas outside the usual wilderness areas and national parks: the urban wilds, the forgotten and overlooked spots. The wildlife, plants, land and water of coastal Carolina play central roles, and the natural history information is integrated in a way that makes a much richer story.

Arun Kumar Dobhal

Arun Kumar Dobhal

Before joining the Bank, he worked with UNICEF as the WASH Specialist for the southern Indian states for 7 plus years and earlier as Project Manager and Technical Head for the Bank supported water and sanitation programs in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in India.

Thousands of Unstudied Plants May Be at Risk of Extinction

Thousands of Unstudied Plants May Be at Risk of Extinction

Other regions, they found, like the fog-nurtured biome hugging the southern coast of the Arabian peninsula, harbored a large number of potentially threatened species that hadn’t received nearly as much attention.IUCN ratings aren’t the end-all-be-all of conservation assessment; but they do have bearing on which areas are protected as biodiversity hotspots abroad, and are fed into databases that extractive industries use for reducing threats to endangered species as they work.

Instagram Now Lets You Share Pics With Just 'Close Friends'

Instagram Now Lets You Share Pics With Just 'Close Friends'

Instagram Now Lets You Share Pics With Just 'Close Friends'The photo-sharing platform now offers the ability to post photos and stories that are only visible to a tight circle of followers of your choosing.HotlittlepotatoThere was a time when social media was just for sharing things with your friends.

Bentley’s Tweedy New Convertible Has a Secret Spinning Door

Bentley’s Tweedy New Convertible Has a Secret Spinning Door

Bentley’s Tweedy New Convertible Has a Secret Spinning DoorEndless color palettes, prize woods, sacred cow leathers, massage seats, huge engines, active safety technologies—the sun never sets on the list of options that come with Bentley's new Continental GT Convertible.Bentley Motors LtdIn the 99 years since it started making cars, Bentley has offered its well-heeled, well-groomed customers a bounty of choices.

How to Ride a Bike at 168 MPH

How to Ride a Bike at 168 MPH

“That was like a match to gasoline,” says Mueller-Korenek.This weekend’s attempt comes two years after Mueller-Korenek hit 147.7 mph on her bike at Bonneville, setting the women’s speed record (by virtue of being the first woman to try it).

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