Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Before Using Birth Control Apps, Consider Your Privacy

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Before Using Birth Control Apps, Consider Your Privacy

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Score one for the quantified self-surveillance movement. Last week, the US Food and Drug Agency approved the first-ever, over-the-counter digital contraceptive—a polished and almost preternaturally upbeat mobile app called Natural Cycles. Basal body temperature readings and monthly menstruation data feed into an algorithm that tells users whether or not they should be having unprotected sex.…

The Land Before Binary

The Land Before Binary

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In the early days of computing, 1 + 1 didn’t always equal 10 In the summer of 2016, USDS assigned me to the IRS to work on a project called Online Accounts. When on assignment I tend to wander, because helping out big complex software projects rarely involves simple straight forward advice or solutions. You…