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In France, School Lessons Ask: Which Twitter Post Should You Trust? - The New York Times
VAULX-EN-VELIN, France — A group of teenagers recently swarmed into a room at Collège Henri Barbusse near Lyon, France, for a class typically dedicated to learning Spanish. But on that Wednesday, an unusual lesson awaited them. Five posts from Twitter were up on the board.
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7 hours ago by odelano
Apple to Add $1 Billion Texas Campus and Thousands of Jobs Across U.S. - The New York Times
Apple said on Thursday that it would expand its operations in Austin, Tex., with a new $1 billion campus on the north side of the city that would nearly double the size of the company’s current 6,000-employee work force in the area.
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7 hours ago by odelano
Yes, You Can Be an Ethical Tech Consumer. Here’s How. - The New York Times
Products that we enjoy continue to create privacy, misinformation and workplace issues. We can do better at getting the industry to do better. It has never felt worse to be a technology consumer. So what can you do about it?
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16 hours ago by odelano
High-Tech Degrees and the Price of an Avocado: The Data New York Gave to Amazon - The New York Times
The city and state sent loads of data to Amazon during its search for a new headquarters, offering a peek into the valuable information the company collected during the process. An avocado at Whole Foods costs $1.25.
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16 hours ago by odelano
Is the GOP the law and order party? Not so much.
For a party that claims to be “tough on crime,” Republicans seem pretty confused by what it means to hold criminals to account.
Particularly when it comes to white-collar crimes, or really any crimes committed by rich people. ...
Instead, Trump et al. seem to have adopted the adage attributed to various Latin American strongmen: For my friends, everything. For my enemies, the law.
politics  op-ed  corruption 
19 hours ago by jimmykduong
The Most Important Kitchen Tools This Holiday (or Any Season, Really) - The New York Times
Tech has brought innovation, convenience and smarts to the kitchen. Here’s what Melissa Clark uses and the tools she finds indispensable.
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yesterday by odelano
Progress made in decade since 2008 ice storm - News - seacoastonline.com - Portsmouth, NH
I’ll never forget the ominous sound of the cracking tree branches reverberating through my backyard in Wilton when I left for work as a PSNH Field Supervisor on Dec. 11, 2008. Although I knew then that we could be facing an unprecedented event, little did I know that I wouldn’t return home for any length of time until Christmas Day, two weeks later.
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yesterday by eversourcenh
Monadnock Ledger-Transcript - A December to remember
It was both beautiful and destructive. The December 2008 ice storm covered the region in ice, making for a glistening landscape.
MonadnockLedgerTranscript  positive  op-ed  icestorm 
yesterday by eversourcenh
Lawmakers grill natural gas execs after Massachusetts explosions
Natural gas companies in Massachusetts are compromising safety by increasingly turning to outside contractors for pipeline work while cutting back on staff that would oversee these projects, state lawmakers said Tuesday at a hearing following September’s natural gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley.
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yesterday by eversourcenh
Is Tech Too Easy to Use? - The New York Times
Seven years ago, a younger and more carefree Mark Zuckerberg went onstage at Facebook’s annual developer conference and announced a major change to the social network’s design.
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yesterday by odelano
Google’s Pichai Faces Privacy and Bias Questions in Congress - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — Google’s chief executive, in perhaps the most public display of lawmakers’ unease with his company’s influence, was grilled on Tuesday about everything from search result bias and the data Google collects about its users to plans for a censored service in China.
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yesterday by odelano
We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy — and must again.
"We are at an inflection point in which the foundational principles of our democracy and our national security interests are at stake, and the rule of law and the ability of our institutions to function freely and independently must be upheld."
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yesterday by jimmykduong
Huawei Executive Granted Bail by Canadian Court - The New York Times
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Meng Wanzhou, a top executive of the Chinese technology company Huawei, was granted bail of 10 million Canadian dollars, or about $7.5 million, while awaiting extradition to the United States from Canada, a judge ruled on Tuesday.
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yesterday by odelano
Laura Magzis: Granite Bridge project would be a nightmare
Heartfelt thanks to the Monitor for Sunday’s editorial about the danger to life and civilization posed by the use of fossil fuels. I agree with the writer about the disastrous Trump administration plan to drill for oil off the coast of New Hampshire and other Eastern states. And it is certainly appropriate to call on Gov. Chris Sununu to take a stronger stand against this plan.
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2 days ago by eversourcenh
Amazon’s Homegrown Chips Threaten Silicon Valley Giant Intel - The New York Times
Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer and largest cloud-computing company, is pushing into a new line of work: computer chips.
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2 days ago by odelano
Huawei Executive’s Lawyers Fight for Bail Ahead of Extradition Decision - The New York Times
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Since Dec. 1, Meng Wanzhou, a top executive of the Chinese technology firm Huawei and a daughter of the company’s founder, has been detained in Vancouver at the behest of American authorities, prompting a diplomatic tussle between China and the United States.
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2 days ago by odelano
Chinese Court Says Apple Infringed on Qualcomm Patents - The New York Times
The court decision bars Apple from selling the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X in the country, Qualcomm said. The ruling does not affect sales of Apple’s three newest iPhones, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.
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3 days ago by odelano
How The Times Analyzed Location Tracking Companies - The New York Times
To examine the practices of the location tracking industry, The New York Times tested apps on the Google Android and Apple iOS platforms, and evaluated data from a company that analyzed thousands of mobile apps.
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3 days ago by odelano
How to Stop Apps From Tracking Your Location - The New York Times
Hundreds of apps can follow your movements and share the details with advertisers, retailers and even hedge funds. Here’s how to limit the snooping.
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3 days ago by odelano

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