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Top Races to Watch on Midterm Election Night 2018

The outcomes of these contests could shape issues like net neutrality, data privacy, and the tech industry’s business practices for years to come.

Di Issie Lapowsky – Leggi l’originale

Midterm Elections 2018: Georgia Voting Machine Issues Heighten Scrutiny on Brian Kemp

Voting machines in one polling place had no power cords. The problems follow a big purge of voter rolls by the secretary of state, who is running for governor.

Di Emily Dreyfuss – Leggi l’originale

Midterm Elections 2018: Extreme Gerrymandering Could Still Stymie the Blue Wave

If Democrats take back the House on Tuesday, it will have been against all odds thanks to gerrymandering that has skewed so heavily toward Republicans.

Di Issie Lapowsky – Leggi l’originale

Midterm Elections 2018 Will Test a Blue Wave of Activist Apps

Startups like Swing Left and Crush the Midterms seek to maximize volunteers’ impact. On Election Day, they’ll find out if it worked.

Di Issie Lapowsky – Leggi l’originale

How Right-Wing Social Media Site Gab Got Back Online

A company called Epik, whose CEO defended Gab, offered domain-hosting services, while Cloudflare continues to protect Gab from denial-of-service attacks.

Di Paris Martineau – Leggi l’originale

Bitcoin Will Burn the Planet Down. The Question: How Fast?

A new paper concludes that it takes more than four times as much energy to mine $1 of bitcoin as mining $1 of copper.

Di Adam Rogers – Leggi l’originale

What the Boston School Bus Schedule Can Teach Us About AI

An MIT team built an algorithm to optimize bell times and bus routes. The furor around the plan offers lessons in how we talk to people when we talk to them about artificial intelligence.

Di Joi Ito – Leggi l’originale

Why WhatsApp Became a Hotbed for Rumors and Lies in Brazil

If WhatsApp lacks Facebook’s most talked-about evil features, why is it still a weaponizable conduit for misinformation?

Di Antonio García Martínez – Leggi l’originale