A View from MIT TR Editors
Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending November 29, 2014)
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.
Facebook’s Auto-Playing Videos In an ISIS Era
This was well worth the call-out: if a Facebooker posts video showing the machine-gun massacre of children, it might auto-play, and you can’t tag it as violent or offensive.
—David Talbot, chief correspondent
Drone Flights Face FAA Hit (Note: Paywall)
Drone makers’ dreams of skies swarming with tiny aircraft have been tempered by suggestions that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration will place strict controls on who can fly even small crewless planes.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
What North Dakota Would Look Like if Its Oil Drilling Lines Were Aboveground
Very cool visualization of the oil shale drilling lines in North Dakota.
—Kevin Bullis, senior editor, materials