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Have a Cryptocurrency Company? Bermuda, Malta or Gibraltar Wants You - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Hedge funds go to the Cayman Islands to incorporate. Big companies are generally domiciled in Delaware. And online poker companies often set up their bases in Gibraltar and Malta. via Pocket
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25 days ago by eemorningwood
When You Want to Be Disturbed During ‘Do Not Disturb’ Time - The New York Times
Android and iOS have a setting to mute alerts, calls and notifications when you need some peace and quiet, but you can still let important calls ring through. Q. I like the concept of the Do Not Disturb feature on my phone, but I’m afraid I’ll miss an emergency call from a family member. via Pocket
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25 days ago by eemorningwood
The Week in Tech: Inequality Rising - The New York Times
Each week, technology reporters and columnists from The New York Times review the week’s news, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry. Want this newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here. via Pocket
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25 days ago by eemorningwood
Sex Scandal Toppled a Silicon Valley Chief. Investors Say, So What? - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Last September, the board of the online lending company Social Finance ousted its chief executive, Mike Cagney, after questions about sexual misconduct. The move was prompted by a board investigation that found Mr. via Pocket
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25 days ago by eemorningwood
Facebook and YouTube Give Alex Jones a Wrist Slap - The New York Times
The digital walls are closing in on Alex Jones, the social media shock jock whose penchant for right-wing conspiracy theories and viral misinformation set off a heated debate about the limits of free speech on internet platforms. Facebook said on Friday that it had suspended Mr. via Pocket
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25 days ago by eemorningwood
Twitter Stock Drops After User Numbers Decline - The New York Times
Twitter reported a decline in monthly active users on Friday, another sign of trouble for President Trump’s favored social network, which has struggled in recent months to tackle accusations of political bias and eliminate vast numbers of fake accounts. via Pocket
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25 days ago by eemorningwood
Amazon Delivers a Pile of Cash, but No Fireworks - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Hold that champagne. Expectations for Amazon’s second quarter were extremely high, and in some respects the company exceeded them when it released results on Thursday. via Pocket
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25 days ago by eemorningwood
How Syrians Pioneered Digital Tools to Stand Up to Authorities - The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Anne Barnard, The Times’s bureau chief in Beirut, Lebanon, who covers Syria and the Middle East, discussed the tech she’s using. You’ve spent much of your time covering the Syrian war. via Pocket
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25 days ago by eemorningwood
Microsoft Employees Question C.E.O. Over Company’s Contract With ICE - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft employees questioned the company’s chief executive, Satya Nadella, on Thursday, presenting him with a petition signed by more than 300,000 people that called on the software maker to cancel its contract with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, according to t via Pocket
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25 days ago by eemorningwood
NXP’s Chief Criticizes China After Qualcomm Deal Collapses - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — The finger-pointing over the scuttled $44 billion transaction between the chip makers Qualcomm and NXP Semiconductors has begun. via Pocket
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25 days ago by eemorningwood
Amazon’s Facial Recognition Wrongly Identifies 28 Lawmakers, A.C.L.U. Says - The New York Times
Representative John Lewis of Georgia and Representative Bobby L. Rush of Illinois are both Democrats, members of the Congressional Black Caucus and civil rights leaders. via Pocket
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25 days ago by eemorningwood
Waymo Teams Up With Walmart, Avis and Others for Short Driverless Rides - The New York Times
Waymo, Google’s autonomous-vehicle spinoff, wants to help you run your errands. The company said on Wednesday that it had teamed up with five companies, including Walmart, Avis and AutoNation, to offer rides in its self-driving cars in the Phoenix area. via Pocket
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25 days ago by eemorningwood
The Latest Hot E-Commerce Idea in China: The Bargain Bin - The New York Times
BEIJING — Apple, Gucci, Tesla. Many Chinese shoppers love their top-shelf brands. But another big slice of the population goes gaga for a 40-cent pair of earrings, a $1.50 wireless smartphone charger and 50 rolls of toilet paper for $4.75. via Pocket
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25 days ago by eemorningwood
Facebook Starts Paying a Price for Scandals - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — For nearly two years, Facebook has appeared bulletproof despite a series of scandals about the misuse of its giant social network. via Pocket
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25 days ago by eemorningwood
Picking an iPad as a Portable Photo Studio - The New York Times
Apple has a range of models in its tablet line, but you may not need the most expensive one to suit your image-editing needs. Q. Is there a specific iPad I should use for editing photos? Will the 9.7-inch Wi-Fi model be sufficient? via Pocket
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25 days ago by eemorningwood
Qualcomm Scraps $44 Billion NXP Deal After China Inaction - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Qualcomm called off its $44 billion deal to buy NXP Semiconductors after Chinese regulators did not rule on the transaction amid a trade war between Washington and Beijing. via Pocket
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25 days ago by eemorningwood
Tech Companies Like Facebook and Twitter Are Drawing Lines. It’ll Be Messy. - The New York Times
From its earliest days, Silicon Valley has been animated by near-absolutist understanding of free speech. Other than exceptions for fraud, pornography or specific threats, the prevailing view among many tech platforms has been to allow pretty much anyone to post pretty much anything. via Pocket
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25 days ago by eemorningwood
As Qualcomm Deal Is Scrapped, China Denies Trade Link - The New York Times
Delays in China that led Qualcomm to call off its acquisition of a rival microchip maker had nothing to do with escalating trade tensions with the United States, a spokesman for the Chinese Commerce Ministry said on Thursday. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by eemorningwood
The Week in Tech: Facebook Is Disinvited From July Fourth Barbecues - The New York Times
Each week, technology reporters and columnists from The New York Times review the week’s news, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry. Want this newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by eemorningwood
Reader Mode in Safari - The New York Times
Apple’s Reader tool doesn’t outright block advertisements, but it can temporarily isolate the page text so you can read without distractions. Q. Is the Reader button in the Safari browser the same thing as an ad blocker? via Pocket
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11 weeks ago by eemorningwood
Dedicated App or Mobile Website? - The New York Times
A company’s app may offer more features than a visit to its site through the browser on your phone or tablet, but it may take up more space and resources on your device.Q. via Pocket
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11 weeks ago by eemorningwood
Facebook and Twitter Expand Peek Into Who’s Behind Their Ads - The New York Times
MENLO PARK, Calif. — Social media companies, stepping up efforts to stop disinformation on their online platforms ahead of this year’s midterm elections, unveiled on Thursday new tools aimed at improving transparency around advertisements. via Pocket
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11 weeks ago by eemorningwood
Now He Pulls Data Off the Web. In 1979, It Was Clips From the ‘Morgue.’ - The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Steve Lohr, a technology reporter in New York, discussed the tech he’s using. You’ve worked for The Times for nearly 40 years, so you’re like our in-house historian. via Pocket
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11 weeks ago by eemorningwood
Top Tech Companies Met With Intelligence Officials to Discuss Midterms - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Eight of the tech industry’s most influential companies, in anticipation of a repeat of the Russian meddling that occurred during the 2016 presidential campaign, met with United States intelligence officials last month to discuss preparations for this year’s midterm elections. via Pocket
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11 weeks ago by eemorningwood
The Privacy Lawyer Giving Big Tech an $8.8 Billion Headache - The New York Times
At midnight last Friday, the European Union’s long-awaited new data-protection rules, known as the General Data Protection Regulation, officially kicked in. Forty-eight minutes later, Facebook and Google got their first taste of how troublesome the new European privacy regime could be. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims - The New York Times
KidGuard is a phone app that markets itself as a tool for keeping tabs on children. But it has also promoted its surveillance for other purposes and run blog posts with headlines like “How to Read Deleted Texts on Your Lover’s Phone.” via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Kevin’s Week in Tech: Crypto Tokin’ - The New York Times
Each week, Kevin Roose, technology columnist at The New York Times, discusses developments in the tech industry, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two. Want this newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here. Hi, everyone. It’s me again. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Germany Acts to Tame Facebook, Learning From Its Own History of Hate - The New York Times
BERLIN — Security is tight at this brick building on the western edge of Berlin. Inside, a sign warns: “Everybody without a badge is a potential spy!” Spread over five floors, hundreds of men and women sit in rows of six scanning their computer screens. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Finding Your Contacts in the New Gmail - The New York Times
Google’s recent revamp of its mail service has moved a few old features to new places, but you don’t have to look far. Q. I’m trying to find my contacts list in the new Gmail. Where is it hidden? via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Former Uber Engineer’s Lawsuit Claims Sexual Harassment - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — A former engineer at Uber sued the company on Monday, claiming that co-workers sexually harassed her during her time at the ride-hailing service and that its human resources department failed to act on her complaints. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Mark Zuckerberg to Apologize Again, This Time to European Parliament - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, plans to strike a conciliatory note when he speaks to members of the European Parliament on Tuesday, in the latest stop on his apology tour for the social network’s mishandling of user information. Mr. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Getting a Flood of G.D.P.R.-Related Privacy Policy Updates? Read Them - The New York Times
You have probably noticed a flood of emails and alerts from companies in the last few weeks informing you about changes to their privacy policies. Don’t ignore them. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Metrics Are Everywhere in Media. Here’s How They Help. - The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Kathy Zhang, a newsroom and product analytics manager, discussed the tech she’s using. Your team helps Times reporters analyze data about stories and readers. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
A Wrinkle in Time Keeping - The New York Times
If you don’t want your phone’s calendar to change time zones when you travel, you can lock down your appointments. Q. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Apple, Spurned by Others, Signs Deal With Volkswagen for Driverless Cars - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple once had grand aspirations to build its own electric self-driving car and lead the next generation of transportation. Over time, the tech giant’s ambitions ran into reality. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Facebook and Twitter Plan New Ways to Regulate Political Ads - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook and Twitter announced plans on Thursday to increase transparency of political campaign ads, changes aimed at preventing foreign manipulation of the coming midterm elections. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
G.D.P.R., a New Privacy Law, Makes Europe World’s Leading Tech Watchdog - The New York Times
LONDON — The notices are flooding people’s inboxes en masse, from large technology companies, including Facebook and Uber, and even from parent teacher associations, children’s soccer clubs and yoga instructors. “Here is an update to our privacy policy,” they say. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
How to Adjust Your Mac’s Spelling Controls - The New York Times
Like many modern operating systems, macOS has a built-in spell checker that you can use or lose. Q. Now that I know how to turn off the automatic spelling correction on my iPhone, how can I turn it off on my Mac? via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
When Passion and Technology Meet - The New York Times
Ash Bhat and Rohan Phadte have been friends since junior high in San Jose, Calif., when Mr. Bhat dove into coding and Mr. Phadte tinkered with robots. Now, they are barely past 20 years old, housemates in Berkeley, Calif. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Facebook to Label Election-Related 'Issue Ads' in US - The New York Times
NEW YORK — Facebook is expanding its advertising disclosure requirements to cover all U.S. ads on polarized issues such as gun control and abortion rights, even if they don't endorse a particular candidate. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
F.B.I.’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware - The New York Times
Hoping to thwart a sophisticated malware system linked to Russia that has infected hundreds of thousands of internet routers, the F.B.I. has made an urgent request to anybody with one of the devices: Turn it off, and then turn it back on. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
The Next Privacy Battle in Europe Is Over This New Law - The New York Times
The new European data privacy legislation is so stringent that it could kill off data-driven online services and chill innovations like driverless cars, tech industry groups warn. The American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union called the legislation “overly strict. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Uber’s Exit From Southeast Asia Upsets Regulators and Drivers - The New York Times
MUMBAI, India — In a new television ad, Uber’s chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, pledges to move the ride-hailing giant beyond its bad-boy past. “One of our core values as a company is to always do the right thing,” declares Mr. Khosrowshahi, who joined the business nine months ago. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Decoding Windows Error Messages - The New York Times
Microsoft regularly pushes out security patches and other fixes, but if Windows 10 fails to install them, you can usually find out why. Q. I keep getting Windows Update “failed” error messages with a long number (0x80070020) when I try to install Microsoft’s patches for Windows 10. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Guard Your Mac Against Malware - The New York Times
Apple’s computers are usually less receptive to malicious software, but extra protection can provide more security on several levels. Q. What is the best antivirus software for a Mac laptop? via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
As Google Feeds Cats, Owl Lovers Cry Foul - The New York Times
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Silicon Valley is booming, and longtime residents are being driven out everywhere. But only in Shoreline Park are the newcomers eating the natives. A handful of burrowing owls live in this 750-acre wildlife and recreation area, deep in the grass. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Gets an Earful From the E.U. - The New York Times
European lawmakers barraged Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, on Tuesday with a litany of questions about his company’s global power, its role in elections and its misuse of user data. One even raised the prospect of breaking up the social media giant. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Why All the New Terms of Service? - The New York Times
With less than a month to go before the European Union enacts new consumer privacy laws for its citizens, companies around the world are updating their terms of service agreements to comply. Q. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Uber Finds Profits in Leaving Tough Overseas Markets - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Uber, which has had a reputation for aggressive pursuit of market share even at the expense of profitability, reported a rare quarterly profit on Wednesday that was driven by taking the opposite approach: Waving the white flag in challenging overseas markets. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Ireland’s Abortion Referendum Becomes a Test for Facebook and Google - The New York Times
DUBLIN — Craig Dwyer recently sat in an office above a convenience store in downtown Dublin, scrolling through a database he had compiled of hundreds of online ads that have popped up about Ireland’s abortion referendum on Friday. Mr. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Finding Privacy for Email - The New York Times
Companies that offer free mail accounts typically do so in exchange for the use of your personal data, but you can find providers offering secure, private services. Q. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
How to Record Your iPhone Screen - The New York Times
In iOS 11, you can make a video of what’s happening directly on your phone at the moment — without having to install an extra app. Q. I know it’s possible to take a still photo of what is on the iPhone 7 screen, but is it possible to record a video of what you are doing? via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
The Entire Economy Is MoviePass Now. Enjoy It While You Can. - The New York Times
I’ve got a great idea for a start-up. Want to hear the pitch? It’s called the 75 Cent Dollar Store. We’re going to sell dollar bills for 75 cents — no service charges, no hidden fees, just crisp $1 bills for the price of three quarters. It’ll be huge. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — It took me a few months to accept that I had given myself tendinosis in my phone thumb. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Staying Safer on Public Networks - The New York Times
When using an open wireless network at a hotel or coffee shop, make sure that sites getting any of your personal information have their security certificates in order. Q. When I use an unsecured network and log into a website, does S.S.L. (https://) prevent anyone from capturing my password? via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Service Meant to Monitor Inmates’ Calls Could Track You, Too - The New York Times
Thousands of jails and prisons across the United States use a company called Securus Technologies to provide and monitor calls to inmates. But the former sheriff of Mississippi County, Mo. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Snap to Tweak Snapchat’s Redesign After Users Complain - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — When Snapchat’s app was redesigned late last year, a viral rage gripped its passionate and young users. The social media star Kylie Jenner tweeted that she had not been using the app as much and called the changes “sad.” More than 1.25 million people signed a Change. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Overcome With Emoji - The New York Times
With thousands of potential pictographs to add to text messages and other communications, some people may be looking for a way to narrow down the choices. Q. My iPhone running iOS 11.3 has more than 2,600 emoji characters. Is there a way to edit those down besides the “frequently used” ones? via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Why Net Neutrality Was Repealed and How It Affects You - The New York Times
The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules, which required internet service providers to offer equal access to all web content without charging consumers for higher-quality delivery or giving preferential treatment to certain websites. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules - The New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to dismantle rules regulating the businesses that connect consumers to the internet, granting broadband companies the power to potentially reshape Americans’ online experiences. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
What’s Next After the Repeal of Net Neutrality - The New York Times
The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to discard so-called net neutrality rules that prevented broadband providers from slowing sites or demanding payments from them for fast delivery. The decision opens the door for very different consumer experiences on the internet. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Right and Left React to the F.C.C.’s Vote on Net Neutrality Rules - The New York Times
The political news cycle is fast, and keeping up can be overwhelming. Trying to find differing perspectives worth your time is even harder. That’s why we have scoured the internet for political writing from the right and left that you might not have seen. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Uber Engaged in ‘Illegal’ Spying on Rivals, Ex-Employee Says - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — For years, Uber secretly spied on key executives, drivers and employees at rival ride-hailing companies as part of a larger intelligence-gathering operation that spanned multiple countries, according to a letter made public in a federal court on Friday. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Facebook Conceded It Might Make You Feel Bad. Here’s How to Interpret That. - The New York Times
Facebook published a quietly groundbreaking admission on Friday. Social media, the company said in a blog post, can often make you feel good — but sometimes it can also make you feel bad. Yes, I should have warned you to sit down first. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
For Russian ‘Trolls,’ Instagram’s Pictures Can Spread Wider Than Words - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — The enduring popularity of a provocative post on Instagram, created by a company with connections to the Kremlin, demonstrates why fighting propaganda on social media will be an uphill battle. The photograph in the post, of a smiling woman wearing a black hijab, seems innocent. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Net Neutrality Is Gone - The New York Times
Each week, Farhad Manjoo and Mike Isaac, technology reporters at The New York Times, review the week’s news, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry. Want this newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
A Bitcoin Hedge Fund’s Return: 25,004% (That Wasn’t a Typo) - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — There are hedge funds with blockbuster returns. Then there is the Pantera Bitcoin Fund. The fund — one of the first in the world to dedicate itself to virtual currencies — released its returns in a letter sent to investors on Tuesday. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
A New Breed Drives the Deal-Making Frenzy at Computer Chip Firms - The New York Times
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Matthew Murphy, a first-time chief executive, was barely a year into a turnaround effort at Marvell Semiconductor when he sold its board on a bold move: a $6 billion offer to purchase Cavium, another midsize maker of computer chips. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
‘Porch Pirates’ Steal Holiday Packages as They Pile Up at Homes - The New York Times
SEATTLE — It is a season for giving and, according to law enforcement officials in Washington County, Ore., taking as well. Two weeks ago, its Sheriff’s Office ran a sting operation to catch porch pirates, thieves who swipe packages from Amazon and other companies from doorsteps. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
How the Winklevoss Twins Found Vindication in a Bitcoin Fortune - The New York Times
The Winklevoss twins have carved an unorthodox path toward fame in the American business world. They went to Harvard University and then on to the Olympics as rowers. Along the way, they fought a legal battle with Mark Zuckerberg over the ownership of Facebook. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Microsoft Moves to End Secrecy in Sexual Harassment Claims - The New York Times
SEATTLE — The wave of sexual harassment claims has toppled powerful men in entertainment, media and politics. Now, it is also creating permanent changes in workplace policy at one giant technology company. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Cracking Quick Response Codes With iOS 11 - The New York Times
Q. Do I still need a separate app to scan bar codes and QR codes with my iPhone? A. Quick Response (QR) codes — those black-and-white square images often found on packaging — have been around for years and serve as shortcuts to websites with more information about the item. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
Moving Away From Windows 10 Home - The New York Times
Q. How do you upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Professional? Can you do it without having to reinstall everything on the computer? A. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
The Can’t-Lose Way for Your Business to Pop: Add Bitcoin to Its Name - The New York Times
It’s clear that a business idea is hot when companies that have nothing to do with the idea get involved. It’s clear that the idea has turned into a mania when investors reward companies for doing this. via Pocket
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may 2018 by eemorningwood
How a News Junkie Stays Plugged In: Newsletters and Her Kids - The New York Times
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Rebecca Blumenstein, a deputy managing editor for The Times, discussed the tech she’s using. What are your favorite tech tools for spotting breaking news and trend stories? via Pocket
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april 2018 by eemorningwood
Kevin’s Week in Tech: Let’s Check In on the Other Social Networks, Shall We? - The New York Times
Each week, Kevin Roose, technology columnist at The New York Times, discusses developments in the tech industry, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two. Want this newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here. via Pocket
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april 2018 by eemorningwood
Electric Scooters Are Causing Havoc. This Man Is Shrugging It Off. - The New York Times
VENICE, Calif. — Travis VanderZanden, the chief executive of electric scooter company Bird Rides, surveyed the new indoor park at his office one morning this week. via Pocket
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april 2018 by eemorningwood
Is Facebook’s Campbell Brown a Force to Be Reckoned With? Or Is She Fake News? - The New York Times
It was another terrible day for Facebook and the company had dispatched Campbell Brown, its head of news partnerships, to do some damage control. In mid-March, Ms. Brown took the stage at a conference in New York about the future of the media industry. via Pocket
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april 2018 by eemorningwood
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