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State of the Art: Whoever Wins the White House, This Year’s Big Loser Is Email

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:00:24 GMT

The exposure of the Clinton campaign’s internal emails shows that a ubiquitous, and vulnerable, communication tool is ready for the scrap heap.

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Trove of Stolen Data Is Said to Include Top-Secret U.S. Hacking Tools

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:02:49 GMT

Harold T. Martin III and his wife Deborah Shaw in an undated photo.Investigators found that stolen documents in the possession of Harold T. Martin III included top-secret N.S.A. hacking tools that two months ago were offered for sale on the internet.

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Russian Hacker, Wanted by F.B.I., Is Arrested in Prague, Czechs Say

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:08:54 GMT

The suspect was captured on Oct. 5, two days before the Obama administration formally accused Moscow of stealing emails from the Democratic National Committee and others.

Tech Fix: Google Pixel Review: Assessing the New Smartphone

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:27:03 GMT

Google hardware on display, from left, Google Wifi, Google Chromecast Ultra, Google Home, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel and Google Daydream VR.The Pixel, which uses Android software and Assistant, an A.I. virtual assistant, is, relatively speaking, mediocre, but fans of Android won’t regret buying one.

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Tesla Will Make Its Cars Fully Self-Driving, but Not Turn the System On Yet

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:54:28 GMT

Bertrand Guay/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesTesla said that all the vehicles would have hardware enabling fully autonomous driving, though it would not be activated without more testing.

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How Silicon Valley Treats a Trump Backer: Peter Thiel

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:48:55 GMT

Peter Thiel, who has drawn fire from fellow tech executives for supporting Donald J. Trump, plans to address the issue in a speech this month.

SoFi, an Online Lender, Is Looking for a Relationship

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:13:39 GMT

SoFi members mingle at an invitation-only singles cocktail party hosted by the online banking company.Social Finance Inc., or SoFi, takes a different approach to consumer lending, one that includes holding singles and networking events.

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Airbnb Proposes Cracking Down on New York City Hosts

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:03:05 GMT

An Airbnb ad at subway station in Brooklyn. New York City is Airbnb’s largest market in the United States.The company told the city that it was willing to create a registry of hosts so it could track individuals renting out multiple homes.

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Cultural Studies: During a Social Media Break, Kim Kardashian West Offers ‘More Me’

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:16:52 GMT

The updated “Selfish” includes “new selfies 2015-2016.”An expanded version of the selfie-filled book “Selfish” follows the robbery in Paris.

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Bits: Daily Report: Explaining Yahoo’s Unexpected Jump in Traffic

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:22:22 GMT

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s chief executive, did not give a reason for the site’s traffic bump.Yahoo said more people visited the site in September, the same month the ailing company disclosed that hackers stole data on 500 million users in 2014.

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Anti-Semitic Posts, Many From Trump Supporters, Surge on Twitter

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:01:23 GMT

A man held a Pepe the Frog picture during a rally for Donald Trump in Bedford, N.H., on Sept. 29. The Anti-Defamation League includes Pepe the Frog in its database of hate symbols, linked with white supremacy.A report by the Anti-Defamation League found a significant uptick in anti-Semitic posts starting early this year, when the presidential race began to intensify.

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Yahoo Says Traffic Rose Despite Hacking That Could Alter Verizon Deal

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:58:56 GMT

Marissa Mayer in 2015.Third-quarter earnings were higher than analysts had expected, though revenue was down 15 percent.

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Bill Belichick Throws In the Tablet

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:18:48 GMT

Images of Bill Belichick and his Microsoft tablet may become rarer soon.The Patriots’ reticent coach goes on and on about how unhappy he is with the Microsoft Surface tablet.

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Feature: Why Isn’t the U.S. Better at Predicting Extreme Weather?

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:00:02 GMT

Wind patterns over the continental U.S. during Hurricane Matthew based on real-time data from the National Digital Forecast Database. The edge of Matthew’s spiral is visible off the coast of Georgia.Hurricanes like Matthew have laid bare the dirty secret of the National Weather Service: its technologies and methods are woefully behind the times.

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Ecuador Cuts Internet of Julian Assange, WikiLeaks’ Founder

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 03:34:22 GMT

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, emerging onto the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to make a statement in February.The country made it clear it feared it was being sucked into an effort to “interfere in electoral processes” in the United States.

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On the Runway: A Fashion Tech Giant Makes a Commitment to London

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:17:28 GMT

Inspecting the site of the Yoox Net-a-Porter Group’s new technology hub at White City Place in West London. The 70,000-square-foot site is to open in March.Despite fears about the effect of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, the Yoox Net-a-Porter Group announced a new technology hub in the British capital.

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Samsung’s Uneven Handling of Galaxy Note 7 Fires Angers Chinese

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:42:41 GMT

Lei Jun, chief of Xiaomi, one of the local mobile companies that have taken market share from Samsung, once a leader in China.The company’s decision to exclude China from an initial recall has prompted a backlash that could further erode its position in the important market.

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Bits: Daily Report: Google Pixel and the New Long Game

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:28:43 GMT

The new Pixel phone is the first to carry the Google brand.Google’s phone disappoints, but it’s likely to be around for a long time. That’s because it’s part of a complex of technology that characterizes the new competition.

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Study Urges Tougher Oversight for Police Use of Facial Recognition

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:16:29 GMT

The report found that 16 states allow law enforcement officials to compare the faces of suspects to photos on driver’s licenses and other IDs without a warrant.Software comparing suspects’ faces to ID photos without a warrant threatens privacy and disproportionately affects African-Americans, a report found.

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Leo Beranek, Acoustics Designer and Internet Pioneer, Dies at 102

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:58:59 GMT

Leo L. Beranek in Symphony Hall in Boston in 2003. An expert in acoustics, he improved the sound in several concert venues.Bolt, Beranek & Newman, the company he helped found, built the first computer-based network, which paved the way for the creation of the internet.

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Start-Up Taking Aim at Bloomberg Terminals Hires Former Bloomberg Head

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:24 GMT

Norman Pearlstine is tasked with building a news feed for that will be based on machine-generated news bulletins and stories.Norman Pearlstine is tasked with building a news feed for that will be based on machine-generated news bulletins and stories.

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‘Brexit’ May Hurt Britain Where It Thrives: Science and Research

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:10:53 GMT

Adam Durant in Cambridge, England. A British scientist and entrepreneur, he received a European Union grant and was able to hire workers from other member countries without having to sponsor visas.Though nothing has changed since Britain voted to leave the European Union, the worries of Britain’s scientists mirror concerns in the business community.

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Bits: Daily Report: Reluctantly, Tech Notices the Election

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:42:23 GMT

Peter Thiel, a co-founder of both PayPal and Palantir, is giving Donald Trump’s campaign $1.25 million.Silicon Valley usually focuses on a long-term future. Now it’s starting to care about what happens on Nov. 8. That’s not easy.

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App Smart: Keeping the Political Wool From Being Pulled Over Your Eyes

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:14:57 GMT

Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments explains commonly used logical fallacies and is amusingly illustrated.These apps help you check facts, understand statistics and spot false arguments in this contentious election season.

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Tech Tip: Do You Have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7? Here’s What to Do

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:32:04 GMT

Samsung has halted the sales and production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.Power down the device immediately. Then contact the wireless carrier or store where it was bought for details about a refund or exchange.

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Galaxy Note 7 Is Not Samsung’s Only Problematic Product

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 23:39:23 GMT

Over the past week, Samsung temporarily stopped its production of Galaxy Note 7s, suspended sales of the phones around the world, and then killed production of the model entirely.The South Korean manufacturer is juggling safety problems with other goods, including washing machines, microwaves and refrigerators.

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Tech Tip: How to Bid Adieu to Yahoo

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:40:38 GMT

When you decide it’s time to close your account and move on to another mail service, make sure you get all the files you need before you go.

App Smart: After You Strengthen Your Passwords, Here’s How to Store Them

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:16:52 GMT

The Dashlane app has an easy to use password generator function. Users have just one master password to remember.Strong passwords are vital to digital security because they’re tougher to hack — but they’re also harder to remember. These secure apps can help.

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