blog.google/technology/safety-security/project-strobe
"Only apps directly enhancing email functionality—such as email clients, email backup services and productivity services (e.g., CRM and mail merge services)—will be authorized to access this data." #ProjectStrobe »
Relax, Ladies. Don’t Be So Uptight. You Know You Want It
“Want to know what a feminist is? A feminist is a person who, instead of being the docile pet of their generation, rears back and bares their teeth,” »
Virginia towns' trick-or-treat laws threaten over-12s with jail-time / Boing Boing
Virginia towns' trick-or-treat laws threaten over-12s with jail-time »
RIP, Google+: long ailing and finished off by a security bug / Boing Boing
RIP, Google+: long ailing and finished off by a security bug »
French spy used darknet to sell access to national mass-surveillance databases / Boing Boing
French spy used darknet to sell access to national mass-surveillance databases »
Google+ to shut down after coverup of data-exposing bug – TechCrunch
"90 percent of Google+ sessions were less than 5 seconds." »
Officials probe mysterious origin of Nazi symbol on fired cop's flashlight / Boing Boing
Officers probe mysterious origin of Nazi symbol on service flashlight of cop fired after black man beaten with it »
Bloomberg - Are you a robot?
Honestly, almost any horror movie is more calming than our reality. »
Russians' support for Putin drops off a cliff after pension cuts / Boing Boing
Russians' support for Putin drops off a cliff after pension cuts »
Something Awful receives legal threat over hotlinked image of Hitler fan / Boing Boing
Something Awful receives legal threat over hotlinked image of Hitler fan »
Life on the Dirtiest Block in San Francisco - The New York Times
“Human waste has become such a widespread problem in San Francisco that the city in September established a unit dedicated to removing it from the sidewalks.” Black Plague 2.0 territory »
Climate change: IPCC report warns rapid changes needed to stem catastrophic global warming - CNN
Planet has only until 2030 to stem catastrophic climate change, experts warn @CNN »
Opinion | In Praise of Mediocrity - The New York Times
'Our “hobbies,” if that’s even the word for them anymore, have become too serious, too demanding, too much an occasion to become anxious about whether you are really the person you claim to be.' [via @AbigailWise's excellent Sticks & Stones newsletter »
Opinion | White Women, Come Get Your People - The New York Times
Every white woman needs to read this article. »
Why Half a Degree of Global Warming Is a Big Deal - The New York Times
Why Half a Degree of Global Warming Is a Big Deal. Well illustrated with animations. #infographic »
The New Atlanta Billionaires Behind An Unlikely Tech Unicorn
We’ve been waiting for this @Forbes feature! @alexrkonrad wrote about @Mailchimp’s unique story - worth over $4B and never took a dollar in funding - and how we’ve gone beyond email. »
The world has barely 10 years to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say - The Washington Post
The world has barely 10 years to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say »
How to Register to Vote: Deadlines for Each State - The New York Times
Election Day is a month away. Here's a list of each state's voter registration deadlines. »
Facebook announces Portal, an Echo Show rival focused on video chat - The Verge
"The smaller Portal closely resembles Amazon’s Echo Show, while the bigger one looks like something that would take your order at a fast food restaurant." »
VOTE.org - Everything you need to vote
This is the last week to register to vote in many states. Go to to register to vote and to double… »
Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not) - The Oatmeal
Reminder: Christopher Columbus was awful. If you feel the need to celebrate something today, follow the lead of Berkeley and Oakland California, and embrace Indigenous People's Day. And maybe reflect on the myths we tell ourselves »
Switchboard
As we move into fall, the activity on the @pdx_startups Switchboard always seems to pick up https://t.… »