Klint Finley

Wired

@klintron

  • Currently writing for Wired.
  • Specializes in writing about everything from machine learning and software development to satellites that hope to bring internet to the next 4 billion people.
  • One of the hosts of the Mindful Cyborgs podcast, focusing on a mindfulness approach to current technologies.
This Company Takes the Grunt Work Out of Using the Cloud

Feb 17

HashiCorp has won fans among developers, and a billion-dollar valuation, by automating the mundane tasks of setting up and configuring servers.

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The T-Mobile-Sprint Merger Is Scrambling Telecom Politics

Feb 14

Democrats have often opposed telecom mergers, but some prominent Democrats support T-Mobile's proposed acquisition of Sprint.

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Sprint Sues AT&T, Proving ‘5G’ Is Still Meaningless

Feb 9

A Sprint lawsuit against AT&T reveals confusion over the newest wireless standards.

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Republicans in Congress Are Talking Net Neutrality, at Least

Feb 8

Three Republicans plan bills to restore some version of net neutrality, but they are a far cry from the Obama-era rules, or what many Democrats want.

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Trump Pledges Investment, But Is Silent on Key Tech Issues

Feb 6

Aides trumpet commitment to 5G wireless, AI, and quantum computing, but they go unmentioned in State of the Union.

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How Facebook Has Changed Computing

Feb 4

To handle its massive amount of data, Facebook built new hardware and software tools, and shared them through open source.

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A Hearing Friday May Decide the Future of Net Neutrality

Feb 1

A three-judge panel Friday will hear arguments in a case seeking to throw out the FCC's 2017 decision to repeal net neutrality rules.

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If Convicted, Huawei Faces Bigger Problems Than Fines

Jan 30

China's Huawei, charged in two indictments Monday, might lose access to American-made components, a move that nearly put rival ZTE out of business.

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US Ratchets Up the Pressure on Huawei With New Indictments

Jan 28

The Justice Department announced indictments against Huawei and its CFO for lying to banks to evade sanctions on Iran, and for stealing trade secrets.

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Bing Went Down in China and No One Will Say Why

Jan 24

It could be technical issues or the government blocking Microsoft's search engine. Regardless, the service is back online.

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Google's Proposed Changes to Chrome Could Weaken Ad Blockers

Jan 24

Google’s proposal would render some ad blockers and other tools ineffective, forcing developers to make changes.

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EU Privacy Law Snares Its First Tech Giant: Google

Jan 23

The French data regulator fined Google $57 million for not properly gaining user permission to personalize ads.

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Microsoft Wants Cortana to Play Nicely With Amazon and Google

Jan 18

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company's Cortana digital assistant should be available on smart speakers made by rivals like Amazon and Google.

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Huawei's Many Troubles: Bans, Alleged Spies, and Backdoors

Jan 17

Its execs have been arrested. Its gear is banned in places. And countries are reconsidering relationships with the company. How much trouble is Huawei really in?

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The FTC Thinks You Pay Too Much for Smartphones. Here’s Why

Jan 12

The agency has charged wireless chip maker Qualcomm with imposing a \"tax\" on the makers of smartphones like Apple and Samsung.

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Attack on Ethereum Classic Highlights a Crypto Weakness

Jan 8

Attackers appear to have gained control of 51 percent of the computers on the Ethereum Classic network, allowing them to spend cryptocurrency that wasn't theirs.

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The Buzz Behind an App That Can Monitor Beehives Remotely

Jan 8

Sensors embedded in the hive let beekeepers assess the health of their pollinators via the internet.

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The FCC Faces the Government Shutdown: What You Need to Know

Jan 3

The FCC has remained open while much of the government is shut down. That changes Thursday.

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California Could Soon Have Its Own Version of the Internet

Dec 29

In 2018, the state reimposed net neutrality, established a privacy regime, and set bot rules. Will the moves splinter the net, or will others follow?

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Why 2018 Was a Breakout Year for Open Source Deals

Dec 23

Microsoft bought GitHub. IBM bought Red Hat. Those and other deals show how central open source software has become to companies big and small.

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