Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending November 1, 2013)
The Snowden Leaks and the Public
Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian, discusses what we have learned about surveillance from the Snowden leaks his newspaper has helped bring to light.
—Brian Bergstein, deputy editor
NSA Infiltrates Links to Yahoo, Google Data Centers Worldwide, Snowden Documents Say
The latest revelations from Edward Snowden’s leaked documents imply that the NSA is directly tapping Google and Yahoo servers. The NSA denies it does this.
—David Talbot, chief correspondent
Innovative and elegantly designed website highlights the history and long-awaited comeback of Parisian fashion design house Schiaparelli.
—J. Juniper Friedman, editorial assistant
The President Wants You to Get Rich on Obamacare
A fascinating story about the race to make money by innovating around Obamacare.
—Will Knight, news and analysis editor
Into the Zombie Underworld
Halloween may be over, but Día de los Muertos is just beginning. This highly produced feature on why “Haiti is the republic of zombies” marries killer digital design and compelling online storytelling.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
These Algorithm Videos on YouTube Are Mesmerizing
Our computers are thinking for us constantly, and somehow, Twitter knows that I should follow Caroline Manzo. I did find these algorithm videos mesmerizing and enlightening.
—David W.M. Sweeney, marketing communications manager
Patent War Goes Nuclear: Microsoft, Apple-Owned “Rockstar” Sues Google
The shocking tale of how Microsoft, Apple, RIM, Ericsson, and Sony spent $4.5 billion to arm a shell company called Rockstar with patents to attack Google in court.
—Tom Simonite, senior editor, IT
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
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