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Sunday’s Big Revolution is here. A reminder that I’m on vacation so the newsletter has a simpler form
 
April 22 · Issue #56 · View online
Big Revolution
Sunday’s Big Revolution is here. A reminder that I’m on vacation so the newsletter has a simpler format until next weekend.
– Martin

5 big reads for today
Where Countries Are Tinderboxes and Facebook Is a Match Where Countries Are Tinderboxes and Facebook Is a Match
A look at how Facebook’s algorithm helps spread rumours that get people killed in the developing world.
Artificial Intelligence — The Revolution Hasn’t Happened Yet
This is a level-headed look at the current state of A.I., pointing out that the field is way broader than the hype would have you believe.
Just How Random Are Two Factor Authentication Codes?
If you’ve ever received one of those six-digit numeric also codes for logging in somewhere and thought they seemed too ‘neat’ to be random, this article is for you.
The vetting files: How the BBC kept out ‘subversives’
A fascinating look at the secret security service vetting most BBC employees underwent for more than 50 years, so ‘subversive’ sorts didn’t infiltrate the corporation.
The Woman Who Gave the Macintosh a Smile
A profile of the woman who quite literally put a friendly face on computing in the ‘80s.
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