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Welcome to Saturday's Big Revolution, with plenty of reads to keep you occupied this weekend. – Marti
November 3 · Issue #251 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Saturday’s Big Revolution, with plenty of reads to keep you occupied this weekend.

Big things you need to know today
  • More than 20,000 workers in Google offices across 50 cities took part in Thursday’s Google Walkout, organisers say. CEO Sundar Pichai is set to meet other executives on Monday, to figure out how to address the protesters demands.
  • Uber has launched a bid to be allowed to restart its self-driving vehicle programme in Pennsylvania. It claims its software is now safer. An Uber autonomous vehicle killed a pedestrian in March.
  • UK tech site Trusted Reviews paid £1m as part of a settlement with games publisher Take-Two Interactive after it published secret details about then unreleased game Red Dead Redemption 2. While leaked information is published by news sites all the time, it seems Trusted Reviews fell foul of a combination of the specifics of UK law and a lack of rigour with verifying the source of the leak.
Big weekend reads
Influencer marketing is bullshit Influencer marketing is bullshit
An entertaining read about the overblown and inefficient world of influencer marketing.
Apple’s New Map
A fascinating, incredibly in-depth look at how Apple Maps has improved over time – and where it’s still lacking.
Deepfake-busting apps can spot even a single pixel out of place
How technology is taking on increasingly convincing fake imagery.
Neon and corporate dystopias: why does cyberpunk refuse to move on?
Why has cyberpunk’s vision of the future not evolved in 30 years? “It is alarming that we are starting to accept the dystopian features of cyberpunk as an inevitable part of our future.”
One big tweet
Christopher Mims 🎆
Steve Jobs and Jony Ive were a beautiful product-making team, like John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and now Apple is slowly turning into Wings
7:20 PM - 2 Nov 2018
That’s all for today...
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