This is what’s called turning lemons into lemonade. With demand from TV advertisers down, NBCUniversal is launching a movie night to show the same movie simultaneously on several of its cable channels—with drastically reduced commercial time. It’s a smart move and is likely to both draw viewers cooped at home in quarantines across the country. Instead of a three-hour movie broadcast that...
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Signal Chief Meredith Whittaker Could Use Some Backup in the Fight for Encryption
I was about to sit down for coffee in Brooklyn with Meredith Whittaker when she started apologizing for the messages blowing up her phone. “Sorry, we’re launching our post-quantum protocol today,” she said while tapping away in—what else—her Signal app. Whittaker, the president of the Signal Foundation, the nonprofit behind the world’s most heavily encrypted...
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