David Auerbach David Auerbach

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

Bitwise
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.
Technology
June 18 2013 7:42 AMI Would Have Hired Edward SnowdenA former Google and Microsoft engineer explains why elitist, arrogant rebels often make the best employees.
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!
Technology
July 19 2013 11:58 AMHow Microsoft Lost Its Way, as Understood Through The WireFor example, Marlo Stanfield is sort of like Google.

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Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Altered State

The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender

What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?

Surprise! The Women Hired to Fix the NFL Think the NFL Is Just Great.

You Shouldn’t Spank Anyone but Your Consensual Sex Partner

Moneybox
Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
Altered State
Sept. 17 2014 11:51 PM The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
  Life
Outward
Sept. 17 2014 6:53 PM LGBTQ Luminaries Honored With MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 8:25 PM A New Song and Music Video From Angel Olsen, Indie’s Next Big Thing
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 9:00 PM Amazon Is Now a Gadget Company
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 17 2014 11:48 PM Spanking Is Great for Sex Which is why it’s grotesque for parenting.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?