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The Next Privacy Battle in Europe Is Over This New Law

The Next Privacy Battle in Europe Is Over This New Law

The tech industry is gearing up for a fight over the proposed ePrivacy Regulation, which protects the confidentiality of electronic communications. It is even stricter than the data privacy law that went into effect last Friday.

In Washington, a Brighter Spotlight on Technology

In Washington, a Brighter Spotlight on Technology

Cecilia Kang covers technology and regulatory policy in Washington. “My contacts are very particular about how we communicate, so I have about half a dozen apps I use regularly for interviews,” she said.

In an Era of ‘Smart’ Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better

In an Era of ‘Smart’ Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better

There are times an old-fashioned alarm clock may be a better choice than an Amazon Echo Spot. When you don’t want someone taking a picture of what you do in bed, for example.

The Keys That Might Fix Your Mac

The Keys That Might Fix Your Mac

If you have tried Apple's other troubleshooting steps and nothing works, press the Shift, Control, Option and Power keys (all highlighted) for at least 10 seconds to reset the Mac's System Management Controller.

Digital Privacy Is a Big Concern in Europe. For This Reporter, Too.

Digital Privacy Is a Big Concern in Europe. For This Reporter, Too.

Matt Apuzzo, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, in Estonia this month. “I prefer face-to-face conversations whenever possible,” he said.

How Companies Scour Our Digital Lives for Clues to Our Health

How Companies Scour Our Digital Lives for Clues to Our Health

Aaron Krolik, a software engineer in news technology at The New York Times, downloaded the Sharecare app and received this voice analysis message after he called Natasha Singer, a Times reporter.

Montana Governor Signs Order to Force Net Neutrality

Montana Governor Signs Order to Force Net Neutrality

Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana in November. On Monday, he signed an executive order that will bar any internet service provider that does business with the state from blocking or charging more for faster delivery of websites.

India Clings to Cash, Even as Tech Firms Push Digital Money

India Clings to Cash, Even as Tech Firms Push Digital Money

Pooran Singh’s cellphone shop in Aligarh, India, verifies users of Paytm’s digital payments service and helps them open bank accounts. Companies like Paytm are trying to coax Indians to shift away from cash.

Trump Tried to Protect Qualcomm. Now His Trade War May Be Hurting It.

Trump Tried to Protect Qualcomm. Now His Trade War May Be Hurting It.

Steve Mollenkopf, the chief executive of Qualcomm, which the Trump administration shielded from a hostile takeover bid. Months later, Mr. Mollenkopf is waiting for China to weigh in on a $44 billion deal with NXP.

Unlocking Your Inner Movie Director (and Editor)

Unlocking Your Inner Movie Director (and Editor)

Home movies are increasingly being filmed on the smart phone. Here is how to do it using iMovie, from Apple.

Taking Visual Journalism Into the Sky With Drones

Taking Visual Journalism Into the Sky With Drones

Josh Haner, a New York Times photographer, with his DJI Phantom drone at the Li River in China in 2016. “Every year, drones get smaller and their cameras get more advanced,” he said.

Flurry of Lawsuits Filed to Fight Repeal of Net Neutrality

Flurry of Lawsuits Filed to Fight Repeal of Net Neutrality

Eric Schneiderman, New York State’s attorney general, is leading a lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality regulations.

To Cover China, There’s No Substitute for WeChat

To Cover China, There’s No Substitute for WeChat

"I spend about one-third of my daily nine-hour phone time on WeChat," said Li Yuan, a technology columnist in Hong Kong.

A Tough Task for Facebook: European-Type Privacy for All

A Tough Task for Facebook: European-Type Privacy for All

Facebook already offers a "privacy checkup" feature, but it has now promised to offer all of its users the same personal data protections that will be required by the European Union.

Leaping Over the Language Barrier

Leaping Over the Language Barrier

The Google Chrome browser can remember your translation preferences if you regularly visit sites written in other languages.


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