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Activists' Drone Drops Anti-Surveillance Leaflets Over NSA — When the German activist group Intelexit launched a campaign last week to persuade employees of surveillance agencies like the NSA to resign, their tactics started with billboards, online video and sidewalk canvassing. Now they've taken their campaign in a more aggressive direction: up into the NSA's airspace.

Dorsey Announces Return As CEO in (What Else?) a Tweetstorm — Twitter founder Jack Dorsey confirmed today that he is staying on as Twitter's permanent CEO, following three months as the company's interim CEO. And of course, Dorsey made the announcement on-where else?-Twitter. Dorsey will now be tasked with balancing CEO roles at both Twitter and Square, Dorsey's other company.
Oct 05, 2015

RT @WIRED: .@jack announces his permanent return as CEO of Twitter in (what else?) a Tweetstorm

After Today, Google Officially Becomes Alphabet — Goodbye Google, and hello Alphabet. Well, sort of. In a post on its investor relations site today, Google announced that its reorganization as Alphabet will be finalized officially by the close of business today, and its stock will transition from Google shares to Alphabet shares.

Emails, Not Emojis, Reveal Clinton's Real Personality — She's not quite sure what FUBAR means. She was pretty psyched for Carole King and James Taylor to perform together. Her BlackBerry is forever giving her all kinds of trouble. She quotes The Music Man in casual emails, and she calls Harriet Tubman her "home girl."

Florida Says Uber Driver Isn't An Employee After All — A Florida state agency that had earlier ruled that an ex-Uber driver was an employee has reversed its decision after Uber appealed the case. In May, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity found that former Uber driver Darrin McGillis was an employee, not an independent contractor, when he drove for the ride-hailing company for seven months until April 2015.
Oct 01, 2015

RT @WIRED: Florida state agency says Uber driver is not an employee after all

This Is Trump With a Man Bun. We Wish It Were Real — Donald Trump's hair is already one of the most talked-about issues of this election season. But this Photoshop masterpiece featuring the Donald sporting a hipster man bun just changed the dang game. .@realDonaldTrump - Drew (@FigDrewton) September 30, 2015 Trump's team, in all likelihood, won't be too worried about this photo going viral.

Just What We Need: An Algorithm to Help Politicians Pander — There's a reason Republicans love to name-drop Ronald Reagan. It's not because their policies are always in line with Reagan's, as many opponents have pointed out. And it's not because they're trying to get us drunk during debate drinking games. The reason they talk about Reagan is because Reagan is popular in polls.
Sep 30, 2015

Just what we need: an algorithm to help politicians pander:… @Wired

Longer Tweets Would Spell Death to the Tweetstorm — Twitter may soon part ways with its precious 140-character limit, according to a report by Re/Code that cites anonymous sources. The change, which users have been demanding and working around for years, would allow people to finally publish long-form content on the site. A Twitter spokesperson declined to comment.
Sep 29, 2015

RT @WIRED: Why expanded tweets would spell death to the tweetstorm

@Snowden Is Now On Twitter

Rivals Are Banding Together to Fight Uber's Global Surge — Uber is the world's most valuable startup-now valued at close to $51 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal -and the undisputed king of the ride-hailing industry. At least at the moment. But outside the US, where Uber is most aggressively seeking growth, But its overseas rivals are increasingly banding together in a bid to hamper Uber's exponential growth.
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Oct 05, 2015

RT @brendankoerner: My new @WIRED story is about coal country, con artists, and the universal human need to be loved.…

Oct 05, 2015

If you haven't read @brendankoerner's killer story on online romance scams you've already wasted half the day… @WIRED

Oct 05, 2015

“You can call me Val” - @HillaryClinton during New Hampshire town hall @nbcsnl

Oct 02, 2015

RT @mims: How the media encourages mass shootings: Study suggests more detailed reports lead to copycats…

Oct 02, 2015

@marinarachael yea but at least when you lost your hat this time, no one kneed you in the face. #silverlinings

Sep 30, 2015

Just what we need: an algorithm to help politicians pander:… @Wired

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