I used the internet to find out some of the most fun / important / scary / compelling stories about technology today.
1 mass shooters online hidden in plain sight
But it is harder than evil to do anything before they commit violence. (New Yorker 2)
, Social media platforms are still struggling to stop the spread of videos of Buffalo shooting. (TR)
, How young people become radicalized online. (Slate 2)
, Facebook is running ads next to Buffalo Gunman videos. (NYT)
2 More than 1 million people have died from covid in the US
It has the highest confirmed mortality rate in the world, but almost every country is counting less. (NYT)
, By remembering those who have died. (WP)
, Anti-aging drugs are being tested to treat covid(TR)
3 The Starliner spacecraft has finally reached orbit
Despite having problems with two of his four thrusters. (WP)
4 Young people are being killed by dodge bullets bought on social media
Many pills contain lethal doses of highly addictive fentanyl. (NYT)
, Why is fentanyl so dangerous?(WSJ)
5 “Goodwill” hackers no longer need to fear US federal action
But companies can still go after individuals. (WP)
6 Products that block electromagnetic radiation are a waste of money
At best they are useless. Worst of all, they are actively harmless. (The Verge)
7 UFOs are mostly very boring
Yet, that doesn’t stop us from being obsessed with them. (Atlantic 2)
8 The Emergency 911 system needs your data
More data can help services respond more quickly and efficiently, but such information can be vulnerable to abuse. (Vox)
+ We may have to pay a high price for women to give up our privacy(NYT)
9 The online pet spider market is booming
But most commercial arachnids are vulnerable to extinction. (Wired $)
10 Why Pigs Are Like Dogs
If two species have comparable intelligence, why do we treat them so differently? (FT)
, The heart of a genetically modified pig given to a dying patient was infected with the pig virus. (TR)
, The ethical, moral and legal issues with xenotransplantation are huge. (Neo. Life)
Quote of the day
“We should stop pretending that these are companies that talk nonsense about anything other than making money.”
-Hanny Farid, a computer science professor at UC Berkeley, feels that social media platforms are free to remove footage of terrorist attacks from his services, he tells The Guardian.
We can still have good things
A place for relaxation, pleasure and distraction in these strange times. (Any ideas? Drop me a line or Tweet them to me,
+ The Wikipedia entry for the cat of the ship is readable for pictures alone.
+ Rotate it to 11 — Rock Classic is a sequel to this spinal tape.
+ I’ve seen this 34 year old pillow washing video, so now you have to.
+ Rameshbabu Pragyanandha, a noble chess player, looks incredibly practical even though he is only 16 years old.
Enjoy the incredible Blade Runner soundtrack in tribute to Oscar winning musician Vangelis, who died at the age of 79.
+ This part on the rise and rise of poets and artists on Instagram is an interesting reading.
+ The Emoji Aquarium The Twitter account automatically generates a little underwater montage every few hours, creating a quiet oasis on your timeline.