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White House Eliminates Cybersecurity Coordinator Role

New York Times - 45 min 43 sec ago
The coordinator organized the defense of government computer networks and critical infrastructure.

Why Am I Crying All the Time?

New York Times - 7 hours 4 min ago
Homecoming videos, GoFundMe campaigns, “This Is Us” tweets — the internet wants not just your eyeballs, but your tears.

The Shift: The Entire Economy Is MoviePass Now. Enjoy It While You Can.

New York Times - 10 hours 29 min ago
Inspired by Silicon Valley’s hyper-growth, companies elsewhere are burning cash in hopes of being the next big thing.

Senate Democrats Win Vote on Net Neutrality, a Centerpiece of 2018 Strategy

New York Times - 13 hours 59 min ago
The rare victory for Democrats is sure to be short-lived in Congress, but they plan to use the issue to get young voters engaged in midterm elections.

Tech Fix: Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data.

New York Times - 15 hours 13 min ago
Google collects far more information about us than Facebook. But the Google data that our tech columnist downloaded on himself contained fewer surprises and was more easily deleted.

Mark Zuckerberg to Meet European Parliament Members Over Facebook’s Data Use

New York Times - 17 hours 12 min ago
Mr. Zuckerberg’s planned visit to Brussels, following the C.E.O.’s testimony before Congress last month, highlights global concern over data privacy.

Killing Spurs Didi, China’s Ride-Hailing Giant, to Revamp Its Service

New York Times - 18 hours 17 min ago
Didi Chuxing said it would overhaul its app, as well as safety and security practices, after the death of a passenger focused attention on the company.

Assassin’s Creed Has a New Mission: Working in the Classroom

New York Times - 18 hours 38 min ago
The long-running historical video game franchise has debuted an educational mode for its latest release, set in Ptolemaic Egypt.

Next Up at Amazon-Run Whole Foods: Half-Priced Halibut Steaks

New York Times - 20 hours 22 min ago
The grocer will give large discounts for some products, and 10 percent off hundreds of sale items in stores.

Tech We’re Using: What Improved Tech Means for Electric, Self-Driving and Flying Cars

New York Times - 22 hours 31 sec ago
Jack Ewing, who covers autos and economics for The Times, says a “Jetsons”-like future is still far off, even as cars become even more computerized.

Tech Tip: How to Record Your iPhone Screen

New York Times - 22 hours 49 min ago
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.

New Privacy Rules Could Make This Woman One of Tech’s Most Important Regulators

New York Times - Wed, 16/05/2018 - 10:26pm
With Europe’s sweeping new data privacy law, Ireland is in the middle of a standoff between regulators and tech companies.

Suspect Identified in C.I.A. Leak Was Charged, but Not for the Breach

New York Times - Wed, 16/05/2018 - 1:07pm
After the release of C.I.A. hacking tools last year, The Times has learned the suspect’s identity. He’s been charged, but in a separate child pornography case.

Justice Department and F.B.I. Are Investigating Cambridge Analytica

New York Times - Wed, 16/05/2018 - 12:09pm
Federal prosecutors have sought to question former employees of the now-defunct political data firm and banks that handled its business.

Facebook Says It Deleted 865 Million Posts, Mostly Spam

New York Times - Wed, 16/05/2018 - 7:35am
The company said it had taken down 865.8 million posts in the first quarter of 2018, the vast majority of them spam, and 583 million fake accounts. There were limited specifics on what was pulled.

Tech Tip: Finding Privacy for Email

New York Times - Wed, 16/05/2018 - 1:00am
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.

Uber Eliminates Forced Arbitration for Sex Misconduct Claims

New York Times - Tue, 15/05/2018 - 10:00pm
The ride-hailing company will also eliminate a requirement that people who settle these claims sign a nondisclosure agreement.

Trump Shifts From Trade War Threats to Concessions in Rebuff to Hard-Liners

New York Times - Tue, 15/05/2018 - 3:24pm
The shift by the American president could ease tensions ahead of a visit to Washington by Liu He, a vice premier in the Beijing government.

Seattle Scales Back Tax in Face of Amazon’s Revolt, but Tensions Linger

New York Times - Tue, 15/05/2018 - 12:28pm
After Amazon’s bold threat to curtail development in its hometown, the Seattle City Council approved a smaller tax than originally envisioned. Amazon says it’s still “apprehensive” about the future.

In India, Facebook’s WhatsApp Plays Central Role in Elections

New York Times - Tue, 15/05/2018 - 7:57am
Unlike Facebook and Instagram, WhatsApp has received little attention for its influence on voters. But in one Indian state, the messaging service became a prime election tool.