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A 25-Year-Old Bet Comes Due: Has Tech Destroyed Society?

In 1995, a WIRED cofounder challenged a Luddite-loving doomsayer to a prescient wager on tech and civilization’s fate. Now their judge weighs in. source https://www.wired.com/story/a-25-year-old-bet-comes-due-has-tech-destroyed-society

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Israel-based social casino game developer Playtika files for an IPO, reporting $1.8B in revenue for first 9 months of 2020 vs. $1.4B for all of 2019, 35M MAUs (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

Israel-based social casino game developer Playtika files for an IPO, reporting $1.8B in revenue for first 9 months of 2020 vs. $1.4B for all of 2019, 35M MAUs  —  Israel-based…

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Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson calls out tech leaders for bailing on SF and being rude about it as they leave, says he is staying and working to make the city better (Heather Knight/San Francisco Chronicle)

Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson calls out tech leaders for bailing on SF and being rude about it as they leave, says he is staying and working to make the city…

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What’s in store for Amazon during Biden admin: more unions, labor protection and oversight, antitrust actions, privacy and facial recognition regulations, more (Annie Palmer/CNBC)

What’s in store for Amazon during Biden admin: more unions, labor protection and oversight, antitrust actions, privacy and facial recognition regulations, more  —  – Amazon has cozied up to the…

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A look at the worst hacks of 2020: SolarWinds, Twitter, Blueleaks, University Hospital Düsseldorf, Vastaamo, and Garmin (Lily Hay Newman/Wired)

Date: 28 December, 2020Author: samuel15000 Comments  Lily Hay Newman / Wired: A look at the worst hacks of 2020: SolarWinds, Twitter, Blueleaks, University Hospital Düsseldorf, Vastaamo, and Garmin  —  From ransomware schemes to supply…

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GeekWire Podcast: Microsoft’s pricey Duo; Amazon’s clumsy podcast news; REI drops HQ

Here’s what we’re talking about on the GeekWire Podcast this week. We finally got the price and date for Surface Duo, Microsoft’s new dual-screen Android device (don’t call it a phone!)….

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Career Karma raises $10M Series A to connect students with coding bootcamps (Natasha Mascarenhas/TechCrunch)

Career Karma raises $10M Series A to connect students with coding bootcamps  —  As edtech churns out more and more MasterClass copycats and coding bootcamps, it’s becoming glaringly obvious that…

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Microsoft reports it has “high confidence” the hacking campaign targeting infosec researchers is linked to ZINC, a DPRK-affiliated and state-sponsored group (Lawrence Abrams/BleepingComputer)

Microsoft reports it has “high confidence” the hacking campaign targeting infosec researchers is linked to ZINC, a DPRK-affiliated and state-sponsored group  —  Earlier this week, Google disclosed that a North…

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A look at the Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence, a government-sponsored research lab, and its work on a new language model similar to GPT-3 (Will Knight/Wired)

A look at the Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence, a government-sponsored research lab, and its work on a new language model similar to GPT-3  —  China produces as many artificial…

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Sana Labs, which uses AI to personalize training courses for professionals, raises $18M Series A led by EQT Ventures (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Sana Labs, which uses AI to personalize training courses for professionals, raises $18M Series A led by EQT Ventures  —  Sana Labs, a startup that’s using machine learning to personalize…

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