Apple and Others Encrypt Phones, Fueling Government Standoff

by Devlin Barrett, Danny Yadron and Daisuke Wakabayashi, The Wall Street Journal  Apple, Google, and other smartphone manufacturers’ use of technology to encrypt their devices’ communications has provoked a standoff with the U.S. government, which sees such measures as impeding law-enforcement investigations. Federal officials argue the new security measures could undermine …

More on storytelling

Ramesh Jain has uploaded his presentation on objective storytelling from the ACM multimedia conference last week.    Ramesh introduces the notion of …

The Internet Isn’t Broken. It’s Asleep

by Robert Perkins, Futurity.org In some parts of the world, the Internet experiences regular downtime, or “sleeps,” periodically instead of running 24 hours …