The New York Times’ decision to disclose the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program, a robust and classified effort to map terrorist networks through the use of financial data, was irresponsible and harmful to the security of Americans and freedom-loving people worldwide. In choosing to expose this program, despite repeated pleas from high-level officials on both sides of the aisle, including myself, the Times undermined a highly successful counter-terrorism program and alerted terrorists to the methods and sources used to track their money trails.
Update: This isn’t strictly related to the recommendations engine, but I also noticed that the is , the web-automation tool popular among a certain subspecies of nerds. So you can, for example, now get an automatic email when a New York Times Magazine becomes very popular, or save all Well stories to Instapaper, or get an SMS when your company is mentioned in a Times story.
The New York Times is one of the few major news organizations that’s invested in a that attempts to figure out what stories you, as an individual, might be most interested in. Today, they pushed a set of improvements to that engine, with more to come:
The Lede is a blog that remixes national and international news stories -- adding information gleaned from the Web or gathered through original reporting -- to supplement articles in The New York Times and draw readers in to the global conversation about the news taking place online.
|Location||620 Eighth Avenue|
New York, New York
|Constructed||2003 - 2007|
|Use||Retail (ground floor) and Office|
|Antenna/Spire||1,046 ft (319 m)|
|Roof||748 ft (228 m)|
|Floor count||52 floors|
|Floor area||1,540,000 sq ft (143,000 m²)|
|Elevator count||32 (24 passenger, 8 service)|
|Architect||Renzo Piano Building Workshop, FXFOWLE Architects|
|Contractor||AMEC Construction Management|
|Developer||Forest City Ratner Companies|
|Owner||The New York Times Company (58% owner) and Forest City Ratner Companies (42% owner)|
|Management||Forest City Ratner Companies|