David Auerbach
David Auerbach David Auerbach

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

Bitwise
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.
Bitwise
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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Jan. 7 2015 2:31 PMDon’t Trust the FBI YetAnd don’t believe the skeptics, either. Here’s why the Sony hack remains as murky as ever.
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Dec. 11 2014 11:33 AMEncyclopedia FrownWikipedia is amazing. But it’s become a rancorous, sexist, elitist, stupidly bureaucratic mess. 
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Nov. 20 2014 1:48 PMHealthcare.gov Is Working. We Should Still Be Furious About Its Failures.
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Oct. 28 2014 12:53 PMHow to End GamergateA divide-and-conquer plan for dissolving a toxic online movement.
Technology
Oct. 21 2014 5:38 PMJustified ParanoiaCitizenfour offers a look into the mind of Edward Snowden.
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.
Bitwise
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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Dec. 17 2014 4:04 PMThe Sony Hackers Are TerroristsWe’ve never seen a cyberattack like this one. Here’s why it’s so frightening.
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Dec. 2 2014 9:44 PMThe Princess TrapOur daughter is getting into dolls and dress-up. What are programmer parents to do?
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Nov. 13 2014 8:45 PMThe Hacktivist’s DilemmaCan Anonymous’ shadowy prankster activism survive itself?
Technology
Oct. 23 2014 4:36 PMVampire PornMindGeek is a cautionary tale of consolidating production and distribution in a single, monopolistic owner.
Technology
Oct. 9 2014 5:22 PMDoes Reddit Have a Transparency Problem?Its free-for-all format leaves the door open for moderators to game a hugely influential system.

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Science
May 29 2015 11:55 AM San Andreas Is a Crock But there’s a reason West Coast geologists are fixated on the “big one.”