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How One State Managed to Actually Write Rules on Facial Recognition (www.nytimes.com) 02/27/2021 05:00 AM Massachusetts is one of the first states to put legislative guardrails around the use of facial recognition technology in criminal investigations.
Want to Buy a Scrunchie Mask? Great. But Forget About That N95. (www.nytimes.com) 02/26/2021 04:43 PM Scientists are urging Americans to upgrade their face coverings. But Amazon, Google and Facebook restrict the sale of medical-grade masks. Critics say the rules are outdated.
Amazon Moves From Film Industry’s Margins to the Mainstream (www.nytimes.com) 02/26/2021 03:02 PM With several films competing for Golden Globes on Sunday and a number of high-priced movies coming this year, the streaming service has altered its reputation in Hollywood.
A Spreadsheet of China's Censorship Shows the Human Toll (www.nytimes.com) 02/26/2021 02:38 PM An online spreadsheet with an anonymous minder tabulates Xi Jinping’s crackdown on speech.
F.C.C. Approves a $50 Monthly High-Speed Internet Subsidy (www.nytimes.com) 02/26/2021 02:14 PM The money, aimed at low-income households, is part of an effort to bridge the access gap to broadband connectivity amid the pandemic.
Kazuo Ishiguro Sees What the Future Is Doing to Us (www.nytimes.com) 02/26/2021 01:37 PM With his new novel, the Nobel Prize-winner reaffirms himself as our most profound observer of human fragility in the technological era.
Can Tech Break Us Out of Our Bubbles? (www.nytimes.com) 02/26/2021 12:51 PM We need more ways to find new movies, books and activities — especially those that challenge us.
Why Plus Is a Minus When Naming Your Streaming Site (www.nytimes.com) 02/26/2021 10:56 AM An idea that seemed like a real plus when streaming was newer has fallen into cliché.
What Kind of Plane Am I Flying On? (www.nytimes.com) 02/26/2021 09:06 AM After engine debris from a Boeing 777-200 rained down on a Denver suburb, some fliers may want to know more about plane safety and maintenance. Here are some answers.
F.C.C. Broadband Plan Includes $50 Monthly Subsidy for Millions (www.nytimes.com) 02/26/2021 07:10 AM A proposal released by the acting chairwoman of the commission is an attempt to close the digital divide.
Away From Silicon Valley, the Military Is the Ideal Customer (www.nytimes.com) 02/26/2021 05:00 AM While much has been made of tech’s unwillingness to work with the Pentagon, start-ups are still plumbing the industry’s decades-long ties to the military.
A Critic of Technology Turns Her Gaze Inward (www.nytimes.com) 02/26/2021 05:00 AM Sherry Turkle is best known for exploring the dysfunctional relationships between humans and their screens. She takes on a new focus — herself — in her memoir, “The Empathy Diaries.”
Can Clubhouse Move Fast Without Breaking Things? (www.nytimes.com) 02/25/2021 06:25 PM The 11-month-old audio social network is compelling. It also has some very grown-up problems.
I Was Your Fave Is Problematic (www.nytimes.com) 02/25/2021 05:45 PM What was I trying to accomplish with my anonymous Tumblr?
A New Generation of Wi-Fi to Improve Your Home Network (www.nytimes.com) 02/25/2021 04:57 PM The technology, Wi-Fi 6, is designed to reduce congestion from devices. We put it to the test.
Dispo, David Dobrik's Photo-Sharing App, Is Taking Off (www.nytimes.com) 02/25/2021 04:49 PM Some are calling David Dobrik’s new photo app, Dispo, the next Instagram.
Twitter Shakes Off the Cobwebs With New Product Plans (www.nytimes.com) 02/25/2021 02:45 PM Though it has received outsized attention for the last few years, the company has not changed very much. But a recent acquisition spree signals a new course.
Facebook Takes a Side, Barring Myanmar Military After Coup (www.nytimes.com) 02/25/2021 02:17 PM The move puts the social network squarely on the side of Myanmar’s pro-democracy movement after years of criticism over how the military has used the site.
California Wins Court Victory for Its Net Neutrality Law (www.nytimes.com) 02/25/2021 12:41 PM A federal judge’s ruling can allow the state to go ahead with its law while a lawsuit works its way through the courts.
The long, painful path of net neutrality (www.nytimes.com) 02/25/2021 12:18 PM Where the war over net neutrality stands, and why it (sort of) matters today.
How the Military Behind Myanmar’s Coup Took the Country Offline (www.nytimes.com) 02/25/2021 07:38 AM As the military seized power again, the generals moved quickly to take the country offline, criminalize online dissent and block social media.
This Website Is My Pandemic BFF (www.nytimes.com) 02/24/2021 12:55 PM JustWatch makes finding where shows or movies are streaming online super easy. Hallelujah.
After Russian Cyberattack, Looking for Answers and Debating Retaliation (www.nytimes.com) 02/23/2021 08:55 PM Key senators and corporate executives warned at a hearing on Tuesday that the “scope and scale” of the hacking of government agencies and companies, the most sophisticated in history, were still unclear.
A.I. Is Everywhere and Evolving (www.nytimes.com) 02/23/2021 04:35 PM Many of us already live with artificial intelligence now, but researchers say interactions with the technology will become increasingly personalized.
Facebook Strikes Deal to Restore News Sharing in Australia (www.nytimes.com) 02/23/2021 02:04 PM The agreement means users and publishers in Australia can once again share links to news articles, after Facebook had blocked the practice last week.
The Best Law You’ve Never Heard Of (www.nytimes.com) 02/23/2021 12:53 PM Taking back control of our personal data can feel like a lost cause. But there’s hope!
What is Clubhouse? (www.nytimes.com) 02/22/2021 09:18 PM A simple explainer to the newest, buzziest social media app around.
Airbnb Is Driving Hosts Elsewhere With Costly Pandemic Policies (www.nytimes.com) 02/22/2021 01:35 PM Hurt by refunds, some are trying to cut the site out of bookings or taking legal action. The company says it is working to reduce tensions.
She Beat Cancer at 10. Now She'll Join SpaceX's First Private Trip to Orbit. (www.nytimes.com) 02/22/2021 01:10 PM St. Jude Hospital and Jared Isaacman, a billionaire entrepreneur, selected Hayley Arceneaux for a trip to orbit in a SpaceX capsule.
A City With Amazon at the Center: California’s Inland Empire (www.nytimes.com) 02/22/2021 12:18 PM What happened to California’s Inland Empire when Amazon came to town.
Team Molly: The Family After Molly Steinsapir's Death (www.nytimes.com) 02/21/2021 07:59 AM While her daughter was hospitalized, one mother built more room for our national grief.
China Censors the Internet. So Why Doesn’t Russia? (www.nytimes.com) 02/21/2021 03:00 AM The Kremlin has constructed an entire infrastructure of repression but has not displaced Western apps. Instead, it is turning to outright intimidation.

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