Top Stories of the Day // August 4, 2015

What It’s Like To Use Amazon’s New Dash Buttons |
#ILookLikeAnEngineer Aims To Spread Awareness About Gender Diversity In Tech |
Uncovering ECHELON: The Top-Secret NSA/GCHQ Program That Has Been Watching You Your Entire Life |
Battery Attributes Can Be Used To Track Web Users |
Twitter Collapses 5%, Tumbling Toward IPO-Level Prices |
YouTube’s Desktop Web Player Gets A New Look |
The Math Behind Microsoft’s Big Nokia Writedown |

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Today’s Top Stories // Aug 4, 2015

What It’s Like To Use Amazon’s New Dash Buttons

At first, everyone thought they were an April Fool’s joke. But Amazon Dash buttons are real, and just this past week, they became available to all Amazon… read more

#ILookLikeAnEngineer Aims To Spread Awareness About Gender Diversity In Tech

When OneLogin Platform Engineer Isis Wenger agreed to participate in the company’s recruiting campaign, she felt pretty apathetic about it. She also… read more

Uncovering ECHELON: The Top-Secret NSA/GCHQ Program That Has Been Watching You Your Entire Life

If history is written by the victors, government surveillance agencies will have an awfully long list of sources to cite. Domestic digital surveillance has… read more

Battery Attributes Can Be Used To Track Web Users

A team of European security researchers has published a paper analyzing how the battery life of mobile devices could be used to track web browsing habits of… read more

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Twitter Collapses 5%, Tumbling Toward IPO-Level Prices

Shares of Twitter, a popular social media company, fell sharply today, dipping nearly 6 percent by midday trading. The company's equity fell in value below the… read more

YouTube’s Desktop Web Player Gets A New Look

Does YouTube look different to you today? If you’re noticing that the YouTube player on the desktop seems to have a sleeker look-and-feel, then… read more

The Math Behind Microsoft’s Big Nokia Writedown

Inside a recent SEC filing, Microsoft detailed the figures behind its massive goodwill writedown that trashed its earnings last quarter. The writedown was an… read more

TOP VIDEOS

Gillmor Gang: Apple Road

 The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Saturday,… read more

Yahoo Shows Off Its New Livetext Messaging App

 Yahoo unveiled a new app today called Livetext, where users can send each other video and text — but… read more

Fly Or Die: MC Squares

You might assume that, when it comes to a standard whiteboard, there isn’t much room for disruption. But… read more

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