No more scrolling: Users will begin seeing an unsubscribe link high up, next to the sender’s email address.
“Freedom of speech is essential to the Wikimedia movement,” the foundation writes. “Our users trust us to protect their identities against unlawful disclosure and we take this responsibility seriously.”
It’s official: Brownsville, Texas, will host the first commercial rocket launch site in the U.S.
Starting today, Gmail users can send emails to addresses with accented or non-Latin characters.
There’s no excuse for coming up blank at the water cooler with these apps for keeping track with the news.
The company reported $312.2 million in revenue in the second quarter and $562.7 million for the first half of 2014.
The social network is killing in-app messaging for iPhone and Android users.
One of them is described as a “selfie phone.” Yeah, it’s just phone with a camera.
NPR (npr) One rethinks everything, even ditching the Like button.
Stark white and minimally designed, the new NPR One app looks like a paradigm of technology. But surprisingly, the app isn’t powered by algorithms, filters, or other pseudo-intelligence—it’s still good old human editor curation on the backend.
“For us, the algorithm that programs the app is very importantly focused on the human curation part of it,” says NPR VP of digital media Zach Brand. “A lot of people tend to think of it in terms of machine learning—which is a portion as well—but we have dedicated staff making sure that the most important stories are populated from the outset that represent the best experience right at the first moment. As we get to know the listener, it then tailors even more to them.”
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A transparency document reveals that the Kremlin requested a ban on @b0ltai, a Twitter account belonging to a group Russian of hackers.
In a conflict as grisly as Syria’s civil war, getting humanitarian aid to those who need it can be a life-threatening affair. Fortunately for those hoping to help, data from sources like Twitter, YouTube, and a range of others lets researchers turn war into a giant data science project, helping understand the tension between groups, how armed they are, and where they’re headed next.
One year ago, Palantir Technologies donated their data organization software to nonprofit the Carter Center. “We wanted to see who the biggest fish amongst the opposition are, everyone relates to one another, and who’s funding who,” says Christopher McNaboe, who works on the Syria Conflict Mapping project. Now that the the U.N. has granted unauthorized border crossing into Syria to provide relief, that data can finally be put into action.
“We took pairs of bad matches and told them they were exceptionally good for each other.”