Welcome to Tuesday.
Everyone loves an audience.
Our digital tools enable us to broadcast our lives in real time. They’re also a conduit for voluntary surveillance providing platform providers and law enforcement direct access to our activities.
It should come to no surprise that the desperation for views is getting the better of criminal activity. Folks are sharing their crimes on Facebook Live and other platforms. These self-incriminating actions speak to a larger issue we’re facing on the disconnect between ethics and normative fame-fueled social media culture.
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Tyrone Poole, the founder of NoAppFee.com, was homeless once. Now he’s demystifying the rental search, one application at a time.
LAURA BLISS | ENGADGET
Across America, there are 13 billion dollars in unclaimed food stamp benefits. A Chicago-based startup, mRelief, is trying to change these numbers with a tech platform that starts with 10 simple questions.
KRUTIKA PATHI | CITY LAB
Umana is most interested in exploring stereotypes of black women in American political discourse.
MATHEW RODRIGUEZ | MIC
In December, the Oklahoma State University graduate was named one of six Athlete Advisory Board members for the NFLPA’s OneTeam Collective, the first athlete-driven accelerator program in sports.
MARK J. BURNS | SPORT TECHIE
Indian telecoms giant Bharti Airtel plans to rationalize subsidiary Airtel’s African operations. Airtel provides phone, data and mobile money services in Chad, Congo Brazzaville, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.