David Auerbach
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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July 28 2015 11:25 AMLo, Rowhammer!Security researchers just revealed a computer vulnerability that’s frightening, amazing, and unlike anything else.
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July 14 2015 11:12 AMHow to Detox RedditDon’t ban hate speech on the site. Put it in super-quarantine.
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July 2 2015 1:05 PMThe Digital DemagogueThe Greek prime minister’s faceoff with Europe is something new: a bold, imperfect, high-velocity form of mass democracy made possible by the Internet.
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June 25 2015 2:19 PMThe Unvarnished NerdHollywood is afraid to portray realistically alienating hackers. Mr. Robot goes there.
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June 10 2015 12:16 PMThe Curious Case of Mencius MoldbugA software engineer’s odious political writing got him booted from a tech conference. It shouldn’t have.
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May 27 2015 2:43 PMIgnore the Tech SkepticsDismissing the digital era amid the empty buzz of Silicon Valley is easy. But our lives will depend on technology soon enough.
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May 18 2015 4:34 PMThe Silicon TowerCompanies like Facebook are making incursions into academic research. Here’s why that’s such a problem.
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May 6 2015 5:17 PMBig AnecdataStudies that explain systemic racism using Google searches are fascinating. Don’t trust them.
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April 21 2015 1:08 PMIf You Can’t Stop It, Hide ItTwitter has a new plan to make its community less abusive—by siloing off abuse.
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April 7 2015 2:47 PMFghcvq Is as Fghcvq DoesThe encryption app NQ Mobile Vault uses laughably crackable encryption. It’s not the only app that should make you nervous.
Technology
March 25 2015 3:09 PMGoogle vs. the FTCA leaked report called Google anti-competitive. Here’s how the company and the government learned to get along.
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Feb. 24 2015 6:07 PMAre Lenovo and Superfish Evil or Incompetent?Also, what’s Komodia, and is it evil or incompetent?
How to Be Safe Online
Feb. 18 2015 3:52 AMHow to Fight the Next $1 Billion Bank HackFor starters, assume you’ve already been hacked.
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Feb. 5 2015 12:04 PMThe Wikipedia OuroborosThe online encyclopedia chews up and spits out bad facts, and its own policies are letting it happen.
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Jan. 21 2015 5:37 PMWords, Words, WordsText-only video games have been around for decades. Hadean Lands shows how they can be innovative, complex, and genuinely artistic.
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July 23 2015 1:09 PMDo Androids Dream of Electric Bananas?Google’s DeepDream is dazzling, druggy, and creepy. It’s also the future of A.I.
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July 6 2015 11:39 AMWhat the Reddit Rebellion Is Really AboutInfluential moderators blacked out much of the site. Their reasons have big implications for Reddit’s future.
Lexicon Valley
June 26 2015 12:02 PMR-E-S-P-E-C-T, Find Out What It Means to Scalia
Future Tense
June 16 2015 12:50 PMThe OPM Breach Is a CatastropheFirst the government must own up to its failure. Then the feds should follow this plan to fix it.
Bitwise
June 2 2015 6:29 PMThe New RandroidsA slice of America’s tech workers is primed to desert the Democratic Party. And libertarian-leaning Republicans want them.
Brow Beat
May 21 2015 2:16 PMThe Only Literary Award That Really Matters? The Man Booker International Prize.    
Future Tense
May 12 2015 12:26 PMFacebook’s ExtremesOn the far left and the far right, users of the social network are stuck in echo chambers of their own making.
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April 29 2015 3:47 PMTwitter at the CrossroadsThe company knows it’s in trouble. And its options are bleak.
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April 15 2015 5:29 PMBuyer Still BewareLibertarians think the “perfect information” of the Internet will make regulation obsolete. They are so, so wrong.
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March 31 2015 6:25 PMPrivacy Is Becoming a Premium ServiceAT&T wants customers to pay the company not to spy on them. And it’s not an outlier.
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March 10 2015 7:29 PMThe Death of OutrageIt once fueled the Internet. Now the Internet’s moving on.
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Feb. 20 2015 8:23 AMYou Had One Job, LenovoAnd it didn’t involve sneaking malicious adware onto your customers’ computers.
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Feb. 12 2015 5:09 PMThe Open-Source QuestionSome of the Web’s most important infrastructure is barely funded. How can we preserve it?
Technology
Feb. 3 2015 2:49 PMThe Silk Road Trial Isn’t Just About DrugsIt’s also about curbing anonymity online.
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Jan. 14 2015 2:03 PMThe Code We Can’t ControlFrank Pasquale’s new book highlights the dangers of “runaway data” and “black box algorithms.”

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