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How to Not Ruin Your Life (or Just Die of Embarrassment) With a Screen...

Whether it’s happened to you or in front of you, many of us are familiar with the screen-share disaster: the accidental exposure of something private (like a friend’s “I’m pooping at work” text) while projecting...

I Deleted Facebook Last Year. Here’s What Changed (and What Didn’t).

When I deleted Facebook, I wanted all of that ad targeting to go away. So not only did I erase my Facebook account, I also installed tracker blockers on my computer browser and mobile devices to prevent advertisers...

New Paid Apple News Service Said to Feature Wall Street Journal

SAN FRANCISCO — The Wall Street Journal plans to join a new paid subscription news service run by Apple, according to two people familiar with the plans, as other publishers chafe at the terms that the Silicon Valley...

Giant Military Contract Has a Hitch: A Little-Known Entrepreneur

Deap Ubhi is a restless guy. At 26, he quit his job in private equity in Northern California, where he had grown up and gone to college, and then moved to India to found Burrp!, a local search...

In Andrew Yang, the Internet Finds a Meme-Worthy Candidate

If you visit the online betting market PredictIt, you’ll see a long list of 2020 Democratic candidates, ranked in order of their odds of winning the party’s nomination for president, according to the site’s users.Joe Biden, the former...

Talking to Taffy Is Low Tech. And Intense.

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Taffy Brodesser-Akner, a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine who occasionally writes for Arts, discussed the tech she’s using.You’re known...

Google Fined $1.7 Billion by E.U. for Unfair Advertising Rules

The different rulings haven’t had a big impact on Google’s financial health — Alphabet’s revenue last year was $137 billion — but they have forced the tech giant to adjust some business practices.After the Android ruling last year,...

The New Social Network That Isn’t New at All

SAN FRANCISCO — My favorite new social network doesn’t incessantly spam me with notifications. When I post, I’m not bombarded with @mentions from bots and trolls. And after I use it, I don’t worry about ads following me...

Instagram Wants to Be Your Mall

Instagram has introduced a tool designed to shore up its hold on shopping. The company announced today that it will be rolling out an in-app checkout function to users in the United States, a secure and, Instagram hopes,...

Facebook Halts Ad Targeting Cited in Bias Complaints

After years of criticism, Facebook announced on Tuesday that it would stop allowing advertisers in key categories to show their message only to people of a certain race, gender or age group.The company said that anyone advertising housing,...

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Jussie Smollett Case: Chicago Police Have ‘Potential Suspects’

The brothers detained earlier this week by the Chicago police in connection with the reported attack on the “Empire” star Jussie Smollett were...

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