Secret rules make it pretty easy for the FBI to spy on journalists —...

Secret FBI rules makes it easy for the FBI to obtain journalists' phone records, writes Cora Currier of The Intercept. The classified rules allows the FBI to obtain information about journalists’...

The Divided Kingdom: a machine learning analysis on the Brexit result — MonkeyLearn

What happens when machine learning is unleashed on Twitter to gauge reactions of the Brexit result? Federico Pascual of MonkeyLearn finds out. Read about it here - https://blog.monkeylearn.com/divided-kingdom-machine-learning-analysis-brexit-result/.

Airbnb sues hometown San Francisco to block rental rules — Bloomberg

Airbnb sued San Francisco, over claims that the city’s rental restrictions violate protections for internet companies and their free-speech rights. Eric Newcomer of Bloomberg reports. Here is the link - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-27/airbnb-is-suing-hometeown-san-francisco-to-block-rental-rules.

Tokyo’s 50-year itch: why is Sony knocking down its flagship building? — The Guardian

Consumer electronics giant Sony is demolishing its flagship building in the upmarket Ginza district in Tokyo to create a temporary park. The Guardian's Richard Smart writes from Tokyo. Here is the...

Google’s satellite map gets a 700-trillion-pixel makeover — The Atlantic

Google has added 700 trillion pixels of new data to its service. Read about it on The Atlantic, by a piece written by Robinson Meyer. Here is the link - http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/06/google-maps-gets-a-satellite-makeover-mosaic-700-trillion/488939/. Read the...

Bangladesh central bank ends contract with US cybersecurity firm — The Times of India

Bangladesh Bank has ended the contract with FireEye, under the terms of which the security company was investigating a $81 million theft from the bank. A high price tag was cited as...

British tech firms eye relocation after Brexit vote — The Guardian

Technology firms, especially fintech companies are concerned about whether they will need to relocate, Alex Hern of The Guardian, writes. Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/24/british-tech-firms-eye-relocation-after-brexit-vote

KFC offers customers in India battery pack to go with fried chicken — CNET

What is better than fried chicken? Fried chicken that can also charge our ever-dying cell phones. Not exactly the fried bits, but the box the chicken came in. KFC has launched a promotion in...

Seven tricks to speed up Google Chrome — The Guardian

Samuel Gibbs of The Guardian shares some tips on how to make browsing with Google Chrome faster. Here is the link.

One year as a Data Scientist at Stack Overflow — Variance Explained

It is widely believed that data scientists are people who are better at statistics than software engineers, and better at software engineering than statisticians. :) What is it like to be a data scientist? David...

Mark Zuckerberg has secured control of Facebook for years to come — Wired

Facebook shareholders have voted to approve a restructuring of the company’s stock offering, that makes sure founder CEO Mark Zuckerberg keeps his majority ownership, even if the company issues more stock. You...

How hired hackers got “complete control” of Palantir — BuzzFeed News

Cybersecurity firm Veris Group, brought in by Palantir to test the security of the company's information systems late last year, found gaping vulnerabilities. William Alden, of BuzzFeed News writes. Here is...

The fathers of the internet revolution urge today’s software engineers to reinvent the web...

“I’m frustrated on behalf of everybody using the Web at the moment,” says Tim Berners-Lee. The current web, as it is, has a lot of problems. The solution? Lets decentralize the web,...

Canada has been experimenting with a digital fiat currency called CAD-COIN — Forbes

The Bank of Canada, the Canadian Payments Association, and the Royal Bank of Canada are reportedly experimenting with a digital fiat currency called CAD-COIN. Laura Shin of Forbes writes. Here is the...

What happens when a 50-something journalist gets a week’s worth of news from Snapchat...

The founder of PolitiFact finds distracting soundtracks and stale headlines, but also a fair amount of lively and effective content. Bill Adair writes about his experience.