David Auerbach David Auerbach

David Auerbach is a writer and software engineer based in New York. His website is http://davidauerba.ch.

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Jan. 30 2014 10:47 AMFeed the BeastFacebook’s growth may be leveling off, but its ability to milk its most loyal users keeps improving.
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Jan. 17 2014 4:10 PMObama’s Nonreform ReformsThe president’s NSA surveillance speech left six key questions unanswered.
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Jan. 8 2014 10:13 AMThe NSA Is Bad for BusinessAnd that’s why all the biggest tech rivals are joining together to limit government surveillance.
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Dec. 11 2013 3:56 PMThe Age of the Product ManagerMarissa Mayer’s “flaws” are part of what makes her a new, better kind of CEO.
The Next Silicon Valley
Dec. 2 2013 11:12 AMThe Do-OverSilicon Valley hatched from a unique mix of historical and cultural forces. Could it happen again?
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Nov. 19 2013 11:58 AMFilling the VoidGoogle’s autocomplete suggestions can be horrifying. But the hive mind isn’t as sick as you think.
Billion to One
Nov. 6 2013 3:51 PMThe Tortoise’s Guide to Becoming a Tech BillionaireYou don’t need a brilliant idea. You need patience and a hard shell.
Political Gabfest
Oct. 30 2013 7:18 PMGabfest Extra: What Went Wrong With Healthcare.gov?John Dickerson and David Auerbach discuss how a real software company would deal with the Obamacare mess.
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Oct. 25 2013 7:33 AMDebugging the Healthcare.gov HearingsThursday’s testimony was a spectacle of tech illiteracy and buck-passing.
Movies
Oct. 16 2013 10:13 AMSecrets and LiesWould any hacker trust the Julian Assange portrayed in The Fifth Estate?
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Oct. 8 2013 10:49 AMErr Engine DownWhat really went wrong with healthcare.gov?
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Sept. 26 2013 12:53 PMThis Is How the Cookie CrumblesThe four steps to controlling how you’re tracked online.
Technology
Sept. 13 2013 12:17 PMThe Brogrammer as Free Speech MartyrThe tech world produces a lot of genuine rebels. Pax Dickinson isn’t one of them.
Technology
Aug. 27 2013 6:31 PMMarissa Mayer Has “Many Enemies”And that sets her apart from other CEOs how, exactly?
Moneybox
Aug. 20 2013 2:20 PMWould You Like to Buy My Data?Hey Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare—act quickly, because this offer won’t last!
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Jan. 24 2014 2:51 PMThe Hardest Computer Game of All TimeIt was called Robot Odyssey, it took me 13 years to finish it, and it sealed my fate as a programmer.
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Jan. 13 2014 11:17 AMGoogle Is Trying Harder Than Ever to Be FacebookAnd as a result, its users feel betrayed and manipulated.
The Next Silicon Valley
Dec. 20 2013 12:36 PMInvasion of the Body Snatchers: San Francisco Edition
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Dec. 2 2013 3:32 PMThe System Can Be Fixed!Healthcare.gov is no longer a total disaster.
Technology
Nov. 25 2013 11:08 AM“The System Never Stopped Functioning”The people behind the Common App say it’s fixed. It’s not—far from it.
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Nov. 13 2013 10:54 AMBecause the College Application Process Just Wasn’t Stressful EnoughThe Common App meltdown was ridiculous and totally avoidable.
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Oct. 31 2013 11:48 AMMUSCULAR ’Roid Rage!NSA surveillance of Google and Yahoo is nasty and brutish—and pointless and illegal.
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Oct. 30 2013 10:36 AMThe Uninsured Are Now Unpaid Alpha Testers for the GovernmentThey should get discounts on their premiums.
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Oct. 22 2013 1:53 PM5 Million Lines of ObfuscationThe healthcare.gov mess is inspiring some messy reporting.
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Oct. 12 2013 9:00 AMQuixotic Queries Question Quality!At healthcare.gov, the plot thickens.
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Oct. 2 2013 10:45 AMDebugging the Program of Everyday LifeHow software engineering saved my marriage.
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Sept. 24 2013 11:52 PMC Is for CookieThat’s not good enough for Google.
Technology
Sept. 4 2013 1:51 PMThe NSA: Even Worse Than You Think!They’ve made you paranoid, but that doesn’t mean they’re doing their job.
Moneybox
Aug. 26 2013 11:56 AMTales of an Ex–Microsoft ManagerOutgoing CEO Steve Ballmer’s beloved employee-ranking system made me secretive, cynical, and paranoid.
Technology
Aug. 6 2013 10:34 AMHow to Amazon-ify the Washington PostJeff Bezos shouldn’t just keep it for himself.

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