https://www.wired.com/story/to-fix-its-toxic-ad-problem-facebook-must-break-itself?mbid=nl_091817_daily&CNDID=%%CUST_ID%%Facebook stress-tests its tech. It could do the same for its moral compass. IT IS A sure sign that Facebook’s algorithms have run amok when they allow anyone to target ads to people with an expressed interest in burning Jews. Likewise, when Russians can sow chaos in American elections by purchasing thousands of phony Facebook ads without Facebook realizing it, the automated systems selling those ads may need some oversight.
https://www.wired.com/story/the-current-war-trailer-debut?mbid=nl_090717_daily&CNDID=%%CUST_ID%%Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s next movie goes deep into the battle to electrify the world. The entire saga is coming to the big screen this fall with The Current War. Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Edison (after playing Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, he’s really got this intense inventor thing down), Michael Shannon as Westinghouse, Nicholas Hoult as Tesla, and promises to be just as much of a knock-down-drag-out brawl as the real thing.
https://www.wired.com/story/thompson-smartphone-video?mbid=nl_090717_daily&CNDID=%%CUST_ID%%For decades, video has been presented horizontally. Smartphones are shifting that dramatically. “It’s a whole different style of storytelling,” Sébire says. In other words, vertical loves the individual but struggles with context.