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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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.
Technology
Sept. 25 2014 3:48 PMBoards Against HumanityWhy isn’t 4chan’s founder accountable for 4chan’s offenses?
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Sept. 12 2014 10:27 AMWhy Apple Pay Can Succeed Where Google Wallet FailedWith its careful and steady approach, Apple may achieve a coup in the credit ecosystem.
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Sept. 2 2014 3:55 PMBlame AppleFive reasons why celebrities and civilians should never trust Apple with nude photos, or any data at all.   
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Aug. 21 2014 12:07 PMWhen AOL Was GayOLHow LGBTQ nerds helped create online life as we know it.
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Aug. 7 2014 12:00 PMThe Big Data ParadoxIt’s never complete, and it’s always messy—and if it’s not, you can’t trust it.
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July 24 2014 12:43 PMThe Most Sexist Video Game of All Time?It’s called Catherine, and it reveals a lot about misogynist gaming culture.
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July 9 2014 3:17 PMVenture Capitalists Are Not a DiseaseThey’re only a symptom of what’s ailing Silicon Valley.
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June 26 2014 11:52 PMGoogle’s Master PlanIt’s easy: Turn everything into data.
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June 10 2014 4:49 PMA Computer Program Finally Passed the Turing Test?Not so fast.
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May 30 2014 11:52 AMFour Technology Fallacies That Need to DieI come to bury them.
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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.
Technology
Oct. 7 2014 11:25 AMTwitter Is BrokenIt stresses conflict over consensus. It rewards trolling instead of reasoned debate. And GamerGate proves it.
Technology
Sept. 24 2014 3:52 PMWhat Is “Geek Culture”?Whatever it is, it doesn’t involve true geeks.
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Sept. 4 2014 12:32 PMGaming Journalism Is OverThe gaming press declares that gamers are dead. But they are the ones who are becoming obsolete.
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Aug. 27 2014 3:14 PMLetter to a Young Male GamerSome ground rules to keep in mind in the wake of an ugly, sexist scandal.
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Aug. 20 2014 1:50 PMThe First Gay Space on the InternetIt was called soc.motss, and it anticipated how we use social networks today.
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July 30 2014 2:12 PMBig Data Is OverratedAnd OkCupid’s user experiments prove it.
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July 17 2014 2:47 PMThe Most Terrifying Thought Experiment of All Time
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June 30 2014 1:09 PMHere Are All the Other Experiments Facebook Plans to Run on YouAn exclusive preview.
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June 17 2014 12:02 PMCoder’s HighProgramming is just like drugs, except the dealer pays you.
Technology
June 4 2014 3:22 PMNot So SwiftApple has us wondering: Does the world really need new programming languages?
How Failure Breeds Success
May 28 2014 2:48 PMRe-AnimatorHow Stewart Butterfield created Flickr and Slack out of the ashes of failed projects.

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