Tim O'Reilly's Top Stories

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Here's the best five of the bunch

  1. Facebook Wants You to Vote on Tuesday. Here's How It Messed With Your Feed in 2012.
    On Election Day, political campaigns, candidates, consultants, and pollsters pay close attention to who votes and why—and so does Facebook. For the past six years, on every national Election Day, the social-networking behemoth has pushed out a tool—a...
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  2. Jammed - Backchannel - Medium
    The Cliff and the SlopeThe proof is in: Detailed report shows how U.S. Internet access monopolies punish rivals and catch innocent bystanders in the crossfire—legally. Devan Dewey, the Chief Technology Officer of midsize investment consultancy NEPC,...
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  3. Virginia judge: Police can demand a suspect unlock a phone with a fingerprint
    A Virginia Circuit Court judge ruled on Thursday that a person does not need to provide a passcode to unlock their phone for the police. The court also ruled that demanding a suspect to provide a fingerprint to unlock a phone would be...
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  4. Why the U.S. Has Fallen Behind in Internet Speed and Affordability
    In the Slow Lane |​​NYT Now Why the U.S. Has Fallen Behind in Internet Speed and Affordability Photo Credit Mikey Burton America’s slow and expensive Internet is more than just an annoyance for people trying to watch “Happy Gilmore” on Netflix....
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  5. The Civic Tech Issue Finder
    People regularly ask us at Code for America if there is anything they can do to help. We’ve had to say no far too often. If they don’t live near a volunteer Brigade or can’t take a year off to be a Fellow, we’ve had to say no. We can finally say...
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