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In Ecuador, cameras across the country send footage to monitoring centers to be examined by police and domestic intelligence. The surveillance system's origin: China. By Paul Mozur, Jonah M. Kessel and Melissa Chan QUITO, Ecuador — The squat…
francine hardawayThis is huge. We are all under surveillance.
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Wednesday that it expected to be fined up to $5 billion by the Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations, in what would amount to a record penalty for a technology company by the agency. The social…
francine hardawayThat will be about a quarter of its annual profits.
The late-Sen. John McCain's family plans to support former Vice President Joe Biden's White House bid, backing the Democrat not only in his party's crowded primary race but also in a general election match-up with President Trump, the Washington…
francine hardawayWell, of course. They can't support Trump, and Biden is the most centrist candidate running.
Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech
– Apr 24, 6:52 AM
Twitter is a modern public square where many voices discuss, debate and share their views. Media personalities, politicians and the public turn to social networks for real-time information and reactions to the day's events. But compared with the…
francine hardawayMost of the content on Twitter comes from a small number of users. I am probably one of them, although I post less than I used to.
The New York Times
– Apr 24, 2:00 AM
NASHUA, N.H. — The question was the same: Why should you be the Democratic nominee for president? The answers helped illustrate why Beto O'Rourke is stalling and Pete Buttigieg is surging in the first months of the campaign. “So, for…
francine hardawayButtigieg is much smarter than Beto. Much quicker on this feet.
An Amazon.com Inc. team auditing Alexa users' commands has access to location data and can, in some cases, easily find a customer's home address, according to five employees familiar with the program. The team, spread across three continents…
francine hardawayWhy does this matter? They have our addresses anyway.
The concept of modifying the human genome to treat or cure disease was once the stuff of science fiction. Today there are products on the market to do just that. This amazing leap has come with a hefty price tag. Currently marketed gene therapies…
francine hardawayI've just read about the promise of gene therapy in Carl Zimmer's book. While he talks a lot about ethics, he doesn't mention cost. Or maybe I missed it:-)
Two new versions of Apple AirPods will go into production in the fourth quarter of 2019 or the first quarter of 2020, according to a research note from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. One model will have a similar design and price…
francine hardawayI still haven't gotten my Series 2 Airpods and they're obsoleting them already? I give up.