Michael Morisy
Michael Morisy
Editor
Michael Morisy is the editor of BetaBoston, covering startups, innovation, and technology for the Boston Globe online. He joined the Globe in 2012 after reporting on technology and building online communities for five years. He is also the founder of MuckRock, an online investigative news startup with a focus on public records.

Stories by Michael Morisy

Up & Away
Amazon taps former MIT professor to helm Prime Air, its planned drone delivery program
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There's been a lot of debate about how serious Amazon is with its much touted (and very not-a-real-thing-currently) Prime Air drone-delivery program, considering the Federal Aviation Administration has specifically banned drones for commercial purposes. Add one on the serious side of the score card: the company has recruited former MIT professor Paul Viola to be its vice president of science for Prime Air. Read More
Parking Impasse
Former city council president Mike Ross backs Haystack parking scalping app
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While Mayor Martin J. Walsh came out hard against Haystack, the parking app that lets users "sell" access to parking spaces they're leaving, the company has found one prominent local ally who sees nothing but upside: Mike Ross, a former City Council president and mayoral candidate, and a regular Globe contributor. Read More
Unpaused?
Aereo: We're not dead yet!
After its Supreme Court loss, Aereo said it was going to pause its streaming television operations, not halt them. Today we got a look at the streaming television service's next gambit: The company now says it is a cable provider, and as such is eligible to pay statutory licensing fees to resume live streaming operations, while running its time-shifted video recording service more or less as it had been. Read More
Servers Logged
NSA's Xkeyscore program targeted visitors to MIT server, Tor Project for enhanced scrutiny
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A new report from noted security researchers — first published in conjunction with German news program Tagesschau — states that the NSA's Xkeyscore program, which determines who is flagged for enhanced tracking and monitoring, targeted every visitor to a particular MIT server, visitors seeking information on the privacy-focused Tor Project, which is based in Cambridge, and those who simply searched for information on the privacy-enhanced TAILS operating system. Read More