Do renters have the right to reject smart home technology?

Mar 5, 2019
Some tenants prefer to keep their apartments dumb.
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Yet another plan to save the media with technology

Feb 5, 2019
A new tech venture plans to let you, the reader, earn free articles by trading more data.
Square co-founder Jim McKelvey is at the helm of Invisibly.
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Trying to cut tech giants out of your life is even harder than you think

Jan 30, 2019
"You basically can't use the internet without interacting with them," Gizmodo reporter Kashmir Hill says.
Privacy and technology reporter Kashmir Hill tried to cut herself off from big tech companies Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook.
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Your social media posts are likely way more predictable than you think

Jan 28, 2019
A new study shows your friends' posts can indicate what you're likely to say on social media.
"If I choose to use one of these platforms and I'm giving it useful information about myself, then our research suggests that, in principle, I'm also giving it useful information about my friends," said Jim Bagrow, a professor at the University of Vermont who led a study about Twitter privacy.
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France fines Google $57 million for violating privacy rules

Jan 25, 2019
How big a fine is appropriate when a company earns scores of billions a year?

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An American's quest to track down his digital data... in the UK

Jan 25, 2019
One man takes on a multiyear legal battle with Cambridge Analytica.
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Five things to look for in the 2019 tech industry

Dec 26, 2018
More data breaches? Multiple versions of the internet? Here's what to keep an eye on.
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What’s a company to do with all that Facebook Data?

Dec 19, 2018
The District of Columbia sued Facebook today for sharing users’ personal data with consulting firm Cambridge Analytica before the 2016 election. But that may be the least of the company’s troubles today. A New York Times investigation has revealed that Facebook has been sharing WAY more of its users’ data with other companies than we […]