With the Best Friends feature gone, we can no longer rely on the fear of getting caught to act appropriately. We must hold ourselves accountable for our actions. It doesn't matter who's watching.
It may sound ridiculous at first, but a strategic deployment of the most common and visible form of personally identifiable information--the humble email address--might be enough to send a would-be identity thief packing to an easier mark.
Today Snapchat announced Discover, a new feature that allows users to find "stories" from big time media outlets like National Geographic, Comedy Central, ESPN, and CNN.
Where are we headed? Predictions point towards a future where devices will become our "digital shadows," a reflection of everything we are, and even hope to be. The question is: Is that a good or bad thing? And, does it even matter?
Snapchat is becoming a very complex, deep product. They initially rocketed because there was no faster, more lightweight way of sending a photo. Now their new content channels are hard to find all the way to the right of the app.
Governments no longer have a monopoly on space exploration. In two or three decades we will have entrepreneurs taking us on private spaceflights to the Moon. That is what has become possible.
I have come to believe that the reason is that AI engages some of our deepest existential hopes and fears and forces us to look at ourselves in novel, unsettling ways. Even though the ways in which we are forced to face our humanity are new, the issues and questions are old.
Too often, his time with the kids is limited really to bedtime hours -- that brief window between 6:30 and 8pm. When he's home during those hours, it is imperative to me that he have his phone put away.
Most people do not associate innovation and the notion of a lean startup with government, but former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the United States Aneesh Chopra shares his insights about data and how government data can be a force of positive change to enable the private sector for the benefit of everyone.
Thanks to global social media, that groundswell of change can touch us more more quickly than ever before; so it's time for technology to help us deeply rethink our relationship to the planet.
Perhaps you linger, click slowly, scroll a bit. Automatic algorithms will use your lurk behavior, even your mouse click speeds, to estimate ever more accurately whether you're a serious shopper or just a window viewer.
Google's attempt to provide people with a new interface -- Google Glass -- rather than try to ban behavior that's clearly on the rise, seems both logical and a pro-social solution.
As much as 2014 will be remembered by these seemingly unlinked events and tragedies, the common element to the widely publicized stories was the role of technology in causing the problem or the inability of technology to solve it.
Microsoft's triumph was driven by standards and economics. Corporate IT picked IBM and hence Microsoft. Clone competition drove costs down. Scale and platform effects made PCs and eventually Windows ubiquitous. The iPhone is driven by the consumers. No IT folks pushed iPhones. End users demanded it.
If you're familiar with geothermal energy, you know most existing geothermal projects rely on high-temperature permeable rock relatively near the surface that has its own naturally occurring water supply.
It seems like such a simple idea, to play nice with others. But too often we know social media is associated with meanness. It doesn't have to be that way. It's possible to have social media with soul.
It's not uncommon for rideshare drivers to drive for multiple services, and Campbell drives for three. With ridesharing gaining so much attention lately, I decided to reach out to Campbell for an email Q&A.
While I share president Obama's goals, I fear the complexities of data security could lead to solutions that don't solve the problems -- or actually could make the problems worse.