Liz Gannes

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HopStop Now Navigates Transit With the Wisdom of Crowds

Mobile transit app HopStop has redesigned its iPhone app to incorporate real-time updates about delays and other information reported by its users, from within the app. Though other services like Moovit have tried to create the equivalent of Waze for public transportation, HopStop points out that it has the benefit of two million monthly active users (a good number of whom joined last year after Apple’s default mapping app came out without transit directions of its own).


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik