Project Loon Tests; NSA Rebuffed; and more [Weekly Mobile Newsletter]

June 8, 2015

Weekly Mobile Newsletter



EmTech Digital: Project Loon Uses RF for Balloons to Connect

Project Loon, Google’s plan for Internet via floating balloons, uses RF for the balloons to connect with each other.




NSA Phone Data Curtailment Won’t Stop Communication Surveillance

Intelligence and law enforcement agencies will have to appeal to a special court on a case-by-case basis for phone data, but it’s not likely to harm security.




Terbium Labs Finds Stolen Data Before It Gets Sold

New technology protects customer privacy while it crawls the Dark Web for data compromised in corporate breaches.




EmTech Digital: Reaching Maximum Invasiveness

Changes in technology have brought us to an inflection point for security and privacy, as it arrives – literally—on consumer’s doorstep.




Enterprise Messaging App Slack Says You Should Use Chat to Remote Control Workplace Software

Controlling your workplace software using instant messages can make you more productive, says the founder of chat startup Slack.




Pinterest: We’re an E-commerce Company, Not a Social Network

Buy buttons are coming to Pinterest and will reinvent online commerce, the company claims.




EmTech Digital 2015

Full coverage of EmTech Digital in San Francisco, June 1-2, 2015.




EmTech Digital Kicks Off with Advancements in Artificial Intelligence

Recent advances in machine learning have produced spectacular results—but two experts say the real trick will be connecting different knowledge in useful ways.




Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending June 6, 2015)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.




How Mobile Phone Data Reveals the True Toll of Mass Layoffs

Economists have never been able to study the economic shock of mass layoffs on the scale of towns, villages, and households. But anonymized mobile phone data is changing that.




Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending June 6, 2015)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.


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