I Worked at Hacking Team, My Emails Were Leaked, and I’m OK With That

Is radical transparency the best solution to expose injustice in this technocratic world, a world that is changing faster than law can keep up with? That question became even more relevant to me, a privacy activist, when I found myself in the WikiLeaks archive, because I worked at Hacking Team nine years ago. »7/14/15 9:40am7/14/15 9:40am

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My Name Is Only Real Enough to Work at Facebook, Not to Use on the Site

I always knew this day would come. The day that Facebook decided my name was not real enough and summarily cut me off from my friends, family and peers and left me with the stark choice between using my legal name or using a name people would know me by. With spectacular timing, it happened while I was at trans pride… »6/29/15 12:06am6/29/15 12:06am

Man's Wikipedia Edits Mostly Consist Of Deleting 'Comprised Of'

How far would you go to correct your pet peeve? Would you create a computer program just to find it? Would you build a weekly, scheduled habit around curating those results? Would you, ultimately, manually edit tens of thousands of Wikipedia articles to obliterate that pet peeve from the face of the internet? One man… »2/04/15 7:00am2/04/15 7:00am

A Better Boarding Pass: Rethinking One of the Worst Design Offenders

Airports are not enjoyable places to be. Long distance travel is not a tonne of fun. Badly designed boarding passes are annoying. Seriously annoying. The boarding pass is essential for air travel but when badly designed, must be one of the most counter-productive items an airline could issue. I think they cause… »8/29/13 12:00pm8/29/13 12:00pm

How Android's Multitasking Experience Could Be Even Better

Lately I've been thinking about the multitasking experience on Android and I feel like there's still a lot to improve. I love how the thumbnails come up, but in 4.2.2 they made it so that the current app joined the list of "Recent Apps". This looks great on phones and small-sized tablets, but it looks really bad on… »3/25/13 1:19pm3/25/13 1:19pm