Category Archives: Information Technology

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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Apple Is Worth $1 Trillion; 21 Years Ago It Was on the Brink of Bankruptcy – By Jack Nicas – NYT

By Jack Nicas Aug. 2, 2018 39 comments SAN FRANCISCO — In 1997, Apple was on the ropes. The Silicon Valley pioneer was being decimated by Microsoft and its many partners in the personal-computer market. It had just cut a … Continue reading

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Worried About the I.R.S. Scam? Here’s How to Handle Phone Fraud – By Christine Hauser – NYT

By Christine Hauser July 26, 2018 Lee Meyer, a retired New York City schoolteacher, recently began getting strange telephone calls on weekday afternoons. A woman claiming to be a Treasury Department official left a message and a phone number, Mr. … Continue reading

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How to Combat China’s Rise in Tech: Federal Spending- Not Tariffs – by Farhad Manjoo – NYT

One program, Made in China 2025, outlines a road map for China to become a world leader in advanced manufacturing (things like robotics, aircraft and machine tools). Another plan calls for China to achieve dominance in artificial intelligence. Based on … Continue reading

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Google Fined $5.1 Billion by E.U. in Android Antitrust Ruling – By Adam Satariano – NYT

European officials said Google, which makes the Android mobile operating system used in smartphones, broke antitrust laws by striking deals with handset manufacturers such as HTC, Huawei and Samsung. The agreements required Google’s services, such as its search bar and … Continue reading

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Thermostats- Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse – By Nellie Bowles – NYT

By Nellie Bowles June 23, 2018 451 查看本文中文版查看本文繁體中文版 SAN FRANCISCO — The people who called into the help hotlines and domestic violence shelters said they felt as if they were going crazy. One woman had turned on her air-conditioner, but … Continue reading

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What to Do if You Spill on Your Laptop – The New York Times

Spilling a drink on your laptop doesn’t have to be a kiss of death and a ticket to a replacement — if you know what to do and act quickly. via What to Do if You Spill on Your Laptop … Continue reading

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How a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis for Google – The New York Times

By Scott Shane, Cade Metz and Daisuke Wakabayashi May 30, 2018 6 WASHINGTON — Fei-Fei Li is among the brightest stars in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence, somehow managing to hold down two demanding jobs simultaneously: head of Stanford … Continue reading

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How to Sell Your Phone Safely – The New York Times

The high cost of a new phone can be a hard pill to swallow, but it becomes easier if you sell your old one. Here’s how to make sure your personal information is securely wiped before you hand your phone … Continue reading

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