Category: Software

To truly protect citizens, lawmakers need to restructure their regulatory oversight of big tech

Gillian Hadfield Contributor Gillian Hadfield is the author of Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy and a professor of law and...

Music payments startup Exactuals debuts r.ai, a “Palantir for music royalties”

Music payments startup Exactuals debuts r.ai, a “Palantir for music royalties”

Exactuals, a software service offering payments management for the music industry, is debuting r.ai, a new tool that it’s dubbed the “Palantir for music”. It’s a service that can track songwriting information and rights...

Outdated website software lets hackers mine cryptocurrencies at your expense

An outdated version of Drupal, a popular content management system, let hackers mine the cryptocurrency Monero on over 300 websites including the websites for the “San Diego Zoo and the government of Chihuahua, Mexico.”...

Toward transitive data privacy and securing the data you don’t share

Anshu Sharma Contributor Anshu Sharma is a serial entrepreneur and a former venture partner at Storm Ventures. More posts by this contributor The unbeatable advantage of Apple and Amazon An engineer’s guide to picking...

Facebook and the perils of a personalized choice architecture

The recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica chaos has ignited a fire of awareness, bringing the risks of today’s data surveillance culture to the forefront of mainstream conversations. This episode and the many disturbing prospects it has...

The makers of the virtual influencer, Lil Miquela, snag real money from Silicon Valley

Brud, the actual company behind one of Instagram’s most popular virtual influencers (it’s a thing), has raised millions of dollars from Silicon Valley investors because this is 2018 and everything is awful. Last week,...

Rapchat raises $1.6 million to help you make and share your def jams

The first thing to understand about media-sharing app Rapchat is that co-founder Seth Miller is not a rapper and his other co-founder, Pat Gibson, is. Together they created Rapchat, a service for making and...