Category Archives: Business and Finance

Opinion | Warning! Everything Is Going Deep: ‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’ – By Thomas L. Friedman – The New York Times

By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist Jan. 29, 2019 A demonstration using artificial intelligence and facial recognition in a crowd at CES 2019 in Las Vegas this month.CreditCreditDavid Mcnew/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Around the end of each year major … Continue reading

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Opinion | Kindness Is a Skill – By David Brooks – The New York Times

By David Brooks Opinion Columnist Jan. 28, 2019,  419 c CreditCreditNick Shepherd/Ikon Images, via Getty Images I went into journalism to cover politics, but now I find myself in national marriage therapy. Covering American life is like covering one of … Continue reading

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How to Declutter and Organize Your Personal Tech in a Few Simple Steps – By Brian X. Chen – The New York Times

By Brian X. Chen Jan. 23, 2019,  5 c With a new year and a new Netflix show that features the Japanese organizing guru Marie Kondo on the art of “Tidying Up,” many of us are experimenting with how to … Continue reading

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How to Stop Apps From Tracking Your Location – By Jennifer Valentino-DeVries and Natasha Singer – The New York Times

DL: I just learned that Android is not as good as Apple in this important privacy function. Apple allows you to share location “Only when the app is in use,”  as opposed to all the time! See the difference explained. … Continue reading

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Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night- and They’re Not Keeping It Secret – The New York Times

By JENNIFER VALENTINO-DeVRIES, NATASHA SINGER, MICHAEL H. KELLER and AARON KROLIK DEC. 10, 2018 The millions of dots on the map trace highways, side streets and bike trails — each one following the path of an anonymous cellphone user. One … Continue reading

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Opinion | Trump Is Wrong About the General Motors Bailout – By Steven Rattner – The New York Times

By Steven Rattner Mr. Rattner was counselor to the Treasury secretary and head of the White House Auto Task Force in the Obama administration. Nov. 28, 2018,    149 The empty parking lot at the General Motors plant in Lordstown, … Continue reading

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How Vilification of George Soros Moved From the Fringes to the Mainstream – The New York Times

By Kenneth P. Vogel  Scott Shane and Patrick Kingsley Oct. 31, 2018           149 comments WASHINGTON — Hours after he was informed last week that an explosive device had been delivered to his suburban New York home, … Continue reading

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Civil says the future of media is blockchains and cryptocurrencies – By Mathew Ingram – Columbia Journalism Review

Civil’s infrastructure, including its version of a crypto-currency, is based on Ethereum. When the platform launches in the spring, it will do an “initial coin offering” that will give its staff—including a number of journalists the company is in the … Continue reading

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What Is Bitcoin- and How Does It Work? – The New York Times

What is Bitcoin mining? Bitcoin mining refers to the process through which new Bitcoins are created and given to computers helping to maintain the network. The computers involved in Bitcoin mining are in a sort of computational race to process … Continue reading

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Opinion | First- a Financial Crisis. Then a Geopolitical Crisis. – by David Leonhardt – NYT

The 10th anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse — the signature moment of our modern financial crisis — will arrive on Saturday. Media organizations and book publishers are using the anniversary to look back over the last decade, and one … Continue reading

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