Christopher Mims 🎆
Former baby and aspiring ghost. Writes about our tools and how they shape us for
. (On book leave and twitter break so email me if you want my attention.)
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She Argued Facebook Is a Monopoly. To Her Surprise, People Listened.
When Dina Srinivasan quit her job as a digital advertising executive, she just wanted to spend some time reading in coffee shops. She wasn’t looking to retool antitrust law for the social-media age.
Finland Is a Capitalist Paradise
Can high taxes be good for business? You bet.
A Billion Surveillance Cameras Forecast to Be Watching Within Two Years
As governments and companies invest more in security networks, hundreds of millions more surveillance cameras will be watching the world in 2021, mostly in China, according to a new report.
Inside the hate factory: how Facebook fuels far-right profit
Guardian investigation reveals a covert plot to control some of Facebook’s largest far-right pages and harvest Islamophobic hate for profit
Disgraced "Peloton Husband" Speaks Out
The psychological impact of being at the centre of worldwide controversy.
How a small British town used social connections to make residents happier and healthier
By making locals aware of opportunities to talk to one another, emergency room admission rates dropped.
The Problem With Relying on Wirecutter Reviews
Owen Williams ⚡
Trying to buy the best of everything is actually the worst
Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against
The growing threat of abrupt and irreversible climate changes must compel political and economic action on emissions.
Not enough babies are being born to replace the U.S. population
The good news: Fewer teens are having babies. The bad news: We're not having enough babies to replenish the population.
The Best Laptop Keyboards (Oh, and the Best Laptops, Too!)
Google Pixelbook Go, Apple MacBook Pro and Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 have figured it out: Quiet, well-spaced keys make a better laptop.
Are Joe Biden’s Debate Stumbles Simply the Result of a Stutter?
The candidate is curiously resistant to admitting that he still has a speech impediment.
Celebrating the life and legacy of Lauren Brown
Lauren Brown, who was director of special projects and a founding member of Quartz, passed away last month. During her time at Quartz, she…
Meet the wounded veteran who got a penis transplant
MIT Technology Review
He nearly lost it all to an IED blast in Afghanistan. But a pioneering procedure changed everything.
Former U.K. Consulate Employee Says Chinese Secret Police Tortured Him
Simon Cheng, a Hong Kong citizen, said he was questioned repeatedly about the role his interrogators presumed Britain was playing in fomenting the unrest in the city.
Facebook ads targeted Fox News fans for shady silver coin scheme
A Quartz investigation found that dozens of older conservatives drained their retirement savings into a silver coin scheme supercharged by fear-mongering Facebook ads.
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A precious-metals scheme used fear and Facebook to trick older conservatives out of their savings
Transcendence: How Humans Evolved through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time: Amazon.co.uk: Gaia Vince: 9780241281116: Books
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Phil Schiller says kids with Chromebooks are “not going to succeed” because Apple makes “cutting-edge learning tools” and Chromebooks are only good for testing
By Roger Cheng / CNET. View the full context on Techmeme.
Apple's Phil Schiller on reinventing the new MacBook Pro keyboard
Apple's marketing chief shares his thoughts on butterfly vs. scissor keyboards and whether the 16-inch MacBook Pro's Magic Keyboard will appear in other Macs.
The Lonely Burden of Today’s Teenage Girls
Amid our huge, unplanned experiment with social media, new research suggests that many American adolescents are becoming more anxious, depressed and solitary
Sadfishing, Predators and Bullies: The Hazards of Being ‘Real’ on Social Media
Celebrities and influencers are sharing more of their emotional baggage online. But when regular teens do the same, it can be risky.
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Sadfishing, Predators and Bullies: The Hazards of Being ‘Real’ on Social Media (by the inimitable
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