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Do Not Trust That Stranger’s 5-Star Review

Go with your instinct over the wisdom of the crowd.
Tags: News, Restaurants, E-commerce, Yelp, Computers and the Internet, Consumer Reviews, Crowdsourcing (Internet, TripAdvisor.com


Free Yourself From the Wisdom of the Crowd

Trust your instinct over a stranger’s five star review.
Tags: News, Restaurants, E-commerce, Yelp, Computers and the Internet, Consumer Reviews, Crowdsourcing (Internet, TripAdvisor.com




SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Internet Satellites Into Orbit

If the mission is successful, it could point the way toward an important new line of business for the private rocket company.
Tags: Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Space and Astronomy, Satellites, Computers and the Internet, Private Spaceflight, Rocket Science and Propulsion, Musk, Elon


Watch SpaceX Try to Deploy 60 Starlink Satellites Into Orbit at Once

The payload of space-based internet satellites could be an important new line of business for the private rocket company.
Tags: Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Space and Astronomy, Satellites, Computers and the Internet, Private Spaceflight, Rocket Science and Propulsion, Musk, Elon


SpaceX Launches Starlink Satellites, Aiming for Internet From Orbit

The payload of 60 satellites could be an important new line of business for the private rocket company.
Tags: Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Space and Astronomy, Satellites, Computers and the Internet, Private Spaceflight, Rocket Science and Propulsion, Musk, Elon


Why We Should Stop Fetishizing Privacy

Big tech companies create jobs, encourage innovation and provide valuable services free. Why would we want to break them up?
Tags: Data-Mining and Database Marketing, Privacy, Computers and the Internet, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry


SpaceX’s Third Launch Attempt of Starlink Internet Satellites Set for Tonight

The payload of 60 satellites could be an important new line of business for the private rocket company.
Tags: Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Space and Astronomy, Satellites, Computers and the Internet, Private Spaceflight, Rocket Science and Propulsion, Musk, Elon


Siri and Alexa Reinforce Gender Bias, U.N. Finds

Virtual helpers that come with female voices by default are perpetuating bias, a Unesco report argues.
Tags: News, Artificial Intelligence, Discrimination, Apple Inc, Google Inc, Computers and the Internet, Women and Girls, Amazon.com Inc, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization


Hackers Are Holding Baltimore Hostage: How They Struck and What’s Next

Two weeks ago, attackers seized parts of the computer systems that run the city’s government. So far, it hasn’t given in to ransom demands.
Tags: News, Ransomware, Local Government, Computer Security, Computers and the Internet, Cyberattacks and Hackers, Baltimore (Md, Extortion and Blackmail


The Internet Security Apocalypse You Probably Missed

Last week was an online security nightmare and few people noticed. Here’s what you need to know.
Tags: News, Privacy, Atlantic, Cnbc, Computer Security, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Computers and the Internet, Cyberattacks and Hackers, The (Magazine


Taming the Apex Predators of Tech

To rein in monopolies, maybe we need to rethink what a monopoly is.
Tags: News, Privacy, Social Media, Apple Inc, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues




Tech We’re Using: Taking Steps to Maximize Privacy While Covering the Lack of It

Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, an investigative reporter who has delved into issues of online privacy, is “under no illusions” that protecting our digital selves is fully possible.
Tags: News, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Computer Security, Online Advertising, Computers and the Internet, News Sources, Confidential Status of, Data-Mining and Database Marketing, Jennifer Valentino DeVries


Taking Steps to Maximize Privacy While Covering the Lack of It

Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, an investigative reporter who has delved into issues of online privacy, is “under no illusions” that protecting our digital selves is fully possible.
Tags: News, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Computer Security, Online Advertising, Computers and the Internet, News Sources, Confidential Status of, Data-Mining and Database Marketing, Jennifer Valentino DeVries




Taming the Apex Predators of Tech

To rein in monopolies, maybe we need to rethink what a monopoly is.
Tags: News, Privacy, Social Media, Computers and the Internet, Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues


The Internet Security Apocalypse You Probably Missed

Last week was an online security nightmare and few people noticed. Here’s what you need to know.
Tags: News, Privacy, Atlantic, Cnbc, Computer Security, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Computers and the Internet, Cyberattacks and Hackers, The (Magazine


Is ‘Digital Addiction’ a Real Threat to Kids?

Think of screens as something to handle in moderation, like food, rather than something without any healthy place in our lives, like heroin, experts say.
Tags: News, Parenting, Smartphones, Computers and the Internet, Children and Childhood, Teenagers and Adolescence, Addiction (Psychology, Digital Addiction, Depression (Mental, Mental Health and Disorders


A.I. Took a Test to Detect Lung Cancer. It Got an A.

Artificial intelligence may help doctors make more accurate readings of CT scans used to screen for lung cancer.
Tags: News, Artificial Intelligence, Lung Cancer, Lungs, Google Inc, Computers and the Internet, Tests (Medical, Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT Scans, Your-feed-healthcare, Daniel Tse


U.S. Tech Suppliers, Including Google, Restrict Dealings With Huawei After Trump Order

The moves could hamstring the Chinese tech giant, escalating a cold war between China and the United States over technology and trade.
Tags: News, Smartphones, Google Inc, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, Computers and the Internet, Android (Operating System, 5G (Wireless Communications






Google Restricts Huawei’s Access to Android After Trump Order

The move could hamstring the Chinese tech giant if it prevents the firm’s customers from getting the latest versions of services such as Maps and Gmail.
Tags: News, Smartphones, Google Inc, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, Computers and the Internet, Android (Operating System, 5G (Wireless Communications


Your Car Knows When You Gain Weight

Vehicles collect a lot of unusual data. But who owns it?
Tags: News, Privacy, Automobiles, Computers and the Internet, McKinsey & Co, Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles, Ipsos SA


Amazon Faces Investor Pressure Over Facial Recognition

Shareholders are voting on whether to push the tech giant to examine the human rights and financial risks of the surveillance technology.
Tags: News, Privacy, Computer Vision, Shareholder Rights and Activism, Computers and the Internet, Amazon.com Inc, Surveillance of Citizens by Government, Civil Rights and Liberties


The Checkup: Is ‘Digital Addiction’ a Real Threat to Kids?

Think of screens as something to handle in moderation, like food, rather than something without any healthy place in our lives, like heroin, experts say.
Tags: News, Parenting, Smartphones, Computers and the Internet, Children and Childhood, Teenagers and Adolescence, Addiction (Psychology, Depression (Mental, Mental Health and Disorders


Critic’s Pick: Review: The Human Voice Versus the Internet in ‘Octet’

In Dave Malloy’s ravishing new a cappella chamber musical, members of an addiction support group compare notes on getting lost in the web.
Tags: Music, News, Dave, Theater, Malloy, Dave Malloy, Computers and the Internet, Signature Center, Octet (Play


Tech Jobs Lead to the Middle Class. Just Not for the Masses.

The great hope for people without a bachelor’s degree hasn’t yet spread beyond small-scale success stories.
Tags: News, Hiring and Promotion, Nonprofit Organizations, Vocational Training, Computers and the Internet, Wages and Salaries, Labor and Jobs, Careers and Professions, Community Colleges, Year Up