A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Last year, the news media reported on 195,000 disasters around the world. The ones you heard about depend crucially on your location.
Cryptography could keep electronic investigations under control.
How the news feed on Facebook decides what you get to see.
Want regulations to preserve the open Internet? Be careful what you wish for.
A computer-controlled text message service could direct Ebola cases to appropriate medical facilities and track the spread of the disease in the process–provided it can raise the necessary funding.
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv preprint server.
Apple’s SIM card that lets you switch wireless carriers on the fly could lead to cheaper communications.
Urban "Fingerprints" Finally Reveal the Similarities (and Differences) Between American and European Cities
Travelers have long noticed that some American cities “feel” more European than others. Now physicists have discovered a way to measure the “fingerprint” of a city that captures this sense.