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Russia Votes to Ban Smartphone Use by Military, Trying to Hide Digital Traces

Online posts, including pictures and videos, have given away the locations and activities of Russian troops, exposing Kremlin falsehoods about actions in Ukraine and Syria.
Tags: News, Putin, Russia, Social Media, Syria, Ukraine, Smartphones, Kremlin, Law and Legislation, Computers and the Internet, Politics And Government, Vladimir V, Defense and Military Forces


Facebook Targeted in Scathing Report by British Parliament

New government regulation of Silicon Valley is needed, a parliamentary committee concluded after an 18-month investigation.
Tags: News, Privacy, Social Media, Silicon Valley, Collins, Zuckerberg, Great Britain, British Parliament, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Mark E, Rumors and Misinformation, Damian (1974-, Facebook Targeted


Chinese and Iranian Hackers Renew Their Attacks on U.S. Companies

President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and his trade conflicts with China are believed to have inspired new waves of attacks.
Tags: News, Obama, China, Iran, Barack, Computer Security, Trump, Computers and the Internet, Donald J, Cyberattacks and Hackers, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Espionage and Intelligence Services, People's Liberation Army (China, Industrial Espionage




Amazon Isn’t Interested in Making the World a Better Place

New Yorkers who expected better bought into the myth that tech companies are more than just self-interested businesses.
Tags: News, New York City, Income Inequality, Bill, Ny, De Blasio, Cuomo, Bezos, Better Place, Computers and the Internet, Amazon.com Inc, Relocation of Business, Labor and Jobs, Andrew M, Jeffrey P, Real Estate (Commercial


No, You Can’t Ignore Email. It’s Rude.

Being overwhelmed is no excuse. It’s hard to be good at your job if you’re bad at responding to people.
Tags: News, Research, E-mail, Customs, Grant, Workplace Environment, Adam M, Computers and the Internet, Labor and Jobs, Etiquette and Manners


India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship

The Modi government’s plan, which would require tech companies to automatically block a vast array of content, stifles free speech, critics said.
Tags: Twitter, News, Privacy, India, Censorship, Social Media, Instant Messaging, Modi, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Politics And Government, WhatsApp Inc


The Strange Experience of Being Australia’s First Tech Billionaires

In a country where wealth usually comes from mining or banking, Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes of Atlassian are a new kind of mogul. And they’re getting into politics.
Tags: News, Australia, Global Warming, Morrison, Dutton, Mike Cannon Brookes, Scott Farquhar, Computers and the Internet, High Net Worth Individuals, Immigration and Emigration, Silicon Valley (Calif, Sydney (Australia, Peter C, Scott (1968-


Feature: The Secret History of Women in Coding

Computer programming once had much better gender balance than it does today. What went wrong?
Tags: News, Lovelace, Discrimination, Computers and the Internet, Women and Girls, Labor and Jobs, Ada (1815-52


The Two Codes Your Kids Need to Know

The College Board came up with a surprising conclusion about keys to success for college and life.
Tags: News, David, Coleman, College Board, Computers and the Internet, United States Politics and Government, Admissions Standards, Citizenship and Naturalization, SAT (College Admission Test, Stefanie Sanford


Fixes: ‘I Want My Fifty Bucks’: Building Apps That Deliver for the Poor

Technology engineers have long served big profitable businesses well, while apps focusing on what more altruistic organizations need remained sparse. But that’s changing.
Tags: Y Combinator, News, New York City, Corporate Social Responsibility, Instant Messaging, International Rescue Committee, Ben, HOROWITZ, Banking and Financial Institutions, JPMorgan Chase & Company, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications, Financial Solutions Lab, San Francisco Bay Area (Calif, Legal Aid for the Poor (Civil


Fixes: Making an App to Make a Difference? Good luck

Technology engineers have long served big profitable businesses well, while apps focusing on what more altruistic organizations need remained sparse. But that’s changing.
Tags: Y Combinator, News, New York City, Corporate Social Responsibility, Instant Messaging, International Rescue Committee, Ben, HOROWITZ, Banking and Financial Institutions, JPMorgan Chase & Company, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications, Financial Solutions Lab, San Francisco Bay Area (Calif, Legal Aid for the Poor (Civil


In China, This Video Game Lets You Be a Tiger Mom or a Driven Dad

Mete out love and discipline. Set ambitious goals. Endure a teenager’s first dates. Fans say the game Chinese Parents is a surprisingly poignant exercise in role reversal.
Tags: News, Education, Parenting, China, Amy, Chua, Computers and the Internet, Children and Childhood, Computer and Video Games, Chinese Parents (Video Game, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (Book


Cryptocurrency Was Their Way Out of South Korea’s Lowest Rungs. They’re Still Trying.

A generation of the young with dead-end social and economic prospects, calling themselves “dirt spoons,” aimed to strike it rich. They’ve ended up with big losses.
Tags: South Korea, News, Youth, Unemployment, Virtual Currency, Computers and the Internet, Economic Conditions and Trends, Bitcoin (Currency


A.I. Shows Promise as a Physician Assistant

A neural network analyzed the medical records of 600,000 hospital patients in China, and diagnosed their conditions as accurately as doctors did in some cases.
Tags: News, China, Artificial Intelligence, Hospitals, Electronic Health Records, Zhang, Kang, Computers and the Internet, Medicine and Health, Children and Childhood, Data-Mining and Database Marketing, Nature Medicine (Journal, Your-feed-science


Trump to Sign Executive Order Promoting Artificial Intelligence

But the order does not set aside additional funds for A.I. development, and officials provided few details on how it will track the progress of its new policies.
Tags: News, Artificial Intelligence, Trump, Computers and the Internet, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Executive Orders and Memorandums


The Next Wave of ‘Unicorn’ Start-Ups

Uber and Airbnb were part of an early generation of tech start-ups that quickly reached $1 billion in value. The up-and-coming generation is looking very different.
Tags: Freelancing, News, Millennial Generation, Innovation, Venture Capital, Cb Insights, Start-ups, Car Services and Livery Cabs, Computers and the Internet, Agriculture and Farming, Mobile Applications, Delivery Services, Self-Employment and Independent Contracting


A School That Embraces a Trendy Model: The Start-Up

The Brooklyn STEAM Center moved into a new $17 million home inside a tech hub at the Brooklyn Navy Yard so students can learn directly from employers.
Tags: News, Ny, Bloomfield, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Vocational Training, Computers and the Internet, Education (K-12, Brooklyn Navy Yard (Brooklyn, David C, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp, Brooklyn STEAM Center


They Fixed Pornography

OnlyFans has put X-rated entertainment in the hands of its entertainers. Call it the paywall of porn.
Tags: News, Social Media, E-commerce, Pornography, Computers and the Internet, Jem Wolfie, Matthew Camp, Your-feed-selfcare, Dannii Harwood, Chanel Santini


Huawei Threatens Lawsuit Against Czech Republic After Security Warning

The threat of legal action by the Chinese tech giant is part of a broader effort to defend itself from charges that it poses a security risk.
Tags: Europe, News, China, Czech Republic, United States, Huawei, Great Britain, Babis, ZTE Corp, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, Andrej, Computers and the Internet, Politics And Government, Espionage and Intelligence Services


Jeff Bezos Isn’t Afraid of Total Exposure

Normally the web is a haven for the dark side. This time, the Amazon chief executive used it to let in the light.
Tags: Amazon, News, Social Media, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, David J, Bribery and Kickbacks, Computers and the Internet, Amazon.com Inc, American Media Inc, Pecker, Jeffrey P


The Most Narcissistic Exercise Equipment Ever

Mirror, mirror, on the wall: Who’s the fittest of them all?
Tags: News, Narcissism, Exercise, Mirrors, Putnam, Brynn, Computers and the Internet, Mirror (Home Gym


A.S.M.R. Videos Give People the Tingles (No, Not That Way)

In the popular videos, the artists — mostly women — whisper, use props and role-play to help viewers feel calm. It’s not about sex, research suggests.
Tags: News, Asmr, Computers and the Internet, Women and Girls, YouTube.com


How Facebook’s Tiny China Sales Floor Helps Generate Big Ad Money

In the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, Facebook, working with a local partner, has found a way to overcome China’s internet blocks to make ad dollars.
Tags: Facebook, News, China, Censorship, Social Media, Online Advertising, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Politics And Government, Advertising and Marketing, Shenzhen (China, Meet Social, Shenzhen Facebook


We Need a National Rural Broadband Plan

The government has given a lot of money to major telecommunications companies without much regulatory accountability.
Tags: News, Federal Communications Commission, Computers and the Internet, Telephones and Telecommunications, Federal Aid (US, Rural Areas, Rural Utilities Service


Spotify, in Major Podcast Push, Buys Gimlet Media and Audio Tool Start-Up

The deals will help the music-streaming giant expand beyond its core service and reduce its reliance on the major record labels.
Tags: Spotify, News, Media, Podcasts, EK, Mergers, Daniel, Blumberg, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Computers and the Internet, Gimlet Media, Audio Recordings, Downloads and Streaming, Alex (1966-


Tech We’re Using: When the Tools of the Trade Are the Keyboard and Mouse

For Daisuke Wakabayashi, who covers Google, computer accessories are important. Very important.
Tags: Google, News, Software, Apple Inc, Google Inc, Computers and the Internet, Daisuke Wakabayashi, Speakers (Audio, Computer Keyboards


How to Stop Facebook’s Dangerous App Integration Ploy

Its plan to combine Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger entrenches its monopoly power, and the F.T.C. should step in.
Tags: News, Social Media, Facebook Messenger, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues, Stop Facebook