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“I Self-Identify as a Perfectly Tolerant Person”
A dialogue highlighting a question: If the way I self-identify can determine others' reality, just where are the limits to that effect?
article  blog  epistemology  culture  editorial  sexuality 
20 hours ago
Apple Monitoring Blood Glucose
Not all Apple product rumors are equal. Speculation that the headphone jack will reappear with the iPhone 8 has been rightly ridiculed. But the evidence Apple will introduce a glucose monitoring…
article  apple  mondaynote  technology  medicine 
yesterday
How fake are nature documentaries?
When you're watching a nature documentary, you notice it right away: there's something odd about the sound effects. They seem a
article  editorial  blog  editing  video  nature  bbc 
yesterday
Leaked moderation guidelines reveal how Facebook approaches handling graphic content
Earlier today, The Guardian published a series of reports about Facebook’s internal rules on moderating graphic content, providing new insight into how the company determines what its users can...
article  theverge  facebook  moderation  freespeech  technology  editorial 
yesterday
fleshers and intelligences
I'm not a great fan of Kevin Kelly's brand of futurism, but this is a great essay by him on the problems that arise when thinking about art...
article  thenewatlantis  ai  intelligence  editorial  technology 
2 days ago
Sweden Withdraws Arrest Warrant for Julian Assange, but he Still Faces Serious Legal Jeopardy
The Trump administration has vowed to prosecute Assange for publishing documents, and the UK police still vow to arrest him.
article  theintercept  editorial  glenngreenwald  wikileaks 
4 days ago
The Growing Threat of Global Electronic Waste
To understand—and combat—the impact of e-waste, it first helps to understand its scope.
article  waste  electronics  technology  psmag  editorial 
4 days ago
Rod Rosenstein saves the Republican Party from itself
The deputy attorney general poured some water onto a raging political inferno by appointing a special counsel to handle the Russia probe.
article  washingtonpost  politics  editorial  donaldtrump  potus  government 
5 days ago
The coming war on general-purpose computing
Cory Doctorow on how the copyright wars clue us into an upcoming fight over the destiny of the general-purpose computer.
article  history  technology  editorial  politics 
6 days ago
Democrats Push Left as Midterm Campaigns Approach
If you thought that Donald Trump's victory would impel the Democrats to pivot even modestly toward the center, think again.
article  theamericaninterest  editorial  politics  2018 
6 days ago
Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?
Just because slippery slope is the name of a logical fallacy doesn't mean there are no slippery slopes...
article  nytimes  adventuresinmissingthepoint  marriage  sexuality  culture  editorial 
11 days ago
More Android phones than ever are covertly listening for inaudible sounds in ads
Your Android phone may be listening to ultrasonic ad beacons without your knowledge.
article  arstechnica  android  technology  advertising  privacy  security 
15 days ago
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