Category Archives: Information Technology

Opinion | Think You’re Discreet Online? Think Again – The New York Times

By Zeynep Tufekci Dr. Tufekci is a professor of information science who specializes in the social effects of technology. April 21, 2019 59 CreditAlexis Beauclair “People concerned about privacy often try to be “careful” online. They stay off social media, or … Continue reading

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How to Protect Your Smart Home From Hackers – By Rachel Cericola – The New York Times

By Rachel Cericola Ms. Cericola is a Staff Writer at Wirecutter, the product review site owned by The New York Times Company. March 27, 2019 By connecting smart devices like lights, cameras, door locks and thermostats to the Internet, you … Continue reading

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Opinion | If Stalin Had a Smartphone – By David Brooks – The New York Times

By David Brooks Opinion Columnist March 11, 2019,  90  ImageA woman in Moscow taking a selfie with an image of Stalin, on the anniversary of his death.CreditCreditMladen Antonov/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images “I feel bad for Joseph Stalin. He dreamed of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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