Former Reddit Product Head: ‘I Fundamentally Believe That My Time at Reddit Made the World a Worse Place’ – This Week in Tech – 10/14/2018

Former Reddit Product Head: ‘I Fundamentally Believe That My Time at Reddit Made the World a Worse Place’

A conversation with former Reddit product head Dan McComas on the problems of growth as a metric and what Twitter is doing wrong…


35 States Tell the FCC to Get Off Its Ass and Do ..Something About Spoofed Robocalls

A bipartisan coalition of 35 attorneys general signed a formal request today for the Federal Communications Commission to do something about all the damn spoofing robocalls that have driven us all to basically stop answering our phones ever.


Pro-Privacy Search Engine DuckDuckGo Hits 30M Daily Searches, Up 50% in a Year

Some nice momentum for privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo which has just announced it’s hit 30 million daily searches a year after reaching 20M — a year-on-year increase of 50%…


The Biggest Clue That Google+ Was Long Dead: Google’s Top Executives Stopped Using It Up to 3 Years Ago

The tech world was rocked by another privacy scandal on Monday — this time on an unexpected platform…


Google Knew About a Privacy Glitch and Kept Quiet

Shares of Google parent company Alphabet Inc. were dipping on Monday after the Wall Street Journal reported the company discovered a way for outside companies to potentially tap into Google users’ digital information and decided not to tell the public about it. I have three immediate takeaways…


Google’s New Phone Software Aims to End Telemarketer Calls for Good

“You’ll never have to talk to another telemarketer,” Google product manager Liza Ma said Tuesday morning to raucous applause…


Grad Student Solved a Fundamental Quantum Computing Problem, Radically Accelerating Usability of Quantum Devices

In the spring of 2017, Urmila Mahadev found herself in what most graduate students would consider a pretty sweet position. She had just solved a major problem in quantum computation, the study of computers that derive their power from the strange laws of quantum physics. Combined with her earlier papers, Mahadev’s new result, on what is called blind computation, made it “clear she was a rising star,” said Scott Aaronson, a computer scientist at the University of Texas, Austin…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *