WIRED: Google’s Clever Plan to Stop Aspiring ISIS Recruits

Jigsaw, Google’s think-tank, has used Google’s search advertising algorithms to help dissuade people searching for information on joining ISIS to, y’know, not join. The program, which Jigsaw calls the Redirect Method and plans to launch in a new phase this month, places advertising alongside results for any keywords and phrases that Jigsaw has determined people […]

Alfred 3

Alfred, which is more or less OS X’s Spotlight on steroids, released a new version today. Whenever I’m setting up a new Mac for myself, Alfred is the second application I’ll install.1 It’s free to use the basic functionality, so you have nothing to lose by giving it a shot. Live a little, would’ja? In […]

Should All Locks Have Keys

Given the hullaballoo over the idiotically-dangerous “Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016” that was released in draft form today, I thought it might be wise to remind people why strong encryption is a good and necessary thing. Fortunately, this video does all the legwork for me, which is really rather considerate of it.

Lowercase ‘i’ Internet

The AP Stylebook announced that “internet” will be spelled with a lowercase “i” starting on June 1st. While this apparently caused some people to have weird panic attacks, it is met with great relief and celebration here at Nearly Coherent Industries HQ, because capitalizing internet was a stupid-ass thing to begin with.