Skyway Recommended May 19th to 26th

This week: Health Benefits of Electric Car; Facebook Privacy; DARPA’s new projects; Secret History of Hypertext; The Most Secure Email in the Universe

 

The Atlantic | Forget Saving the Planet, Driving an Electric Car Will Save Your Life

The failure to persuade a sizeable percentage of Americans that climate change poses a clear and present danger is one of the great failures in marketing and the subject of considerable debate among scientists, academics and politicians.  But there is one argument for taking action against global warming that has resonated: health. Read More…

Bloomberg Businessweek | Facebook Adjusts Its Privacy Controls—Again

For years people have been complaining that Facebook’s (FB) privacy controls are too confusing, and the social network made several changes to these policies on Thursday that indicate it agrees. For new users’ first post, Facebook’s default setting will be to share only with their friends. This makes sense, considering that someone who hasn’t been on Facebook before is less likely to realize what kind of risks he’s taking by posting private thoughts. Read More…

Quartz | One of these defense projects could become bigger than the internet

The Atlantic | The Secret History of Hypertext

When Vannevar Bush’s “As We May Think” first appeared in The Atlantic’s pages in July 1945, it set off an intellectual chain reaction that resulted, more than four decades later, in the creation of the World Wide Web. Read More…

Defense One | What the Most Secure Email in the Universe Would Look Like

Say you wanted to send an email more secure than any message that had ever been transmitted in human history, a message with absolutely no chance of being intercepted. How would you do it? Read More…

 


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