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U.S. Credit Card Giants Flout India’s New Law on Personal Data - The New York Times
MUMBAI, India — When the clock struck midnight in Delhi at the end of Monday, Visa, Mastercard and American Express were suddenly in violation of the law every time an Indian swiped a credit or debit card.
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16 hours ago by odelano
The Google Pixel 3 Review: Phone’s Smarts Shine Through Its A.I.-Driven Camera - The New York Times
Hardware innovations? Nope. Instead, Google is emphasizing software improvements — particularly for images — with its newest Pixel smartphones.
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18 hours ago by odelano
Infosys Built Its Global Machine With Indian Workers. Can It Adjust to Trump’s ‘Hire American’? - The New York Times
When Infosys, a big Indian technology outsourcing company, opened a new office in Indianapolis this year, executives hailed it as a step along a new path. Infosys built itself into a global giant by running the digital engine rooms of American corporations with armies of engineers in India.
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18 hours ago by odelano
Myanmar’s Military Said to Be Behind Facebook Campaign That Fueled Genocide - The New York Times
NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — They posed as fans of pop stars and national heroes as they flooded Facebook with their hatred. One said Islam was a global threat to Buddhism. Another shared a false story about the rape of a Buddhist woman by a Muslim man.
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20 hours ago by odelano
M.I.T. Plans College for Artificial Intelligence, Backed by $1 Billion - The New York Times
Every major university is wrestling with how to adapt to the technology wave of artificial intelligence — how to prepare students not only to harness the powerful tools of A.I., but also to thoughtfully weigh its ethical and social implications. A.I.
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22 hours ago by odelano
Taylor Swift, the Grown-Up in the Room
"Tennessee progressives were unhappy with their options in a close Senate race. A 28-year-old pop star explained the stakes."
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yesterday by jimmykduong
Hello! May I Assist You in Taking on a Lifetime of Debt?
"What I learned answering calls to my university’s student helpline."
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yesterday by jimmykduong
Jeff Hawkins Is Finally Ready to Explain His Brain Research - The New York Times
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — In the global race to build artificial intelligence, it was a missed opportunity. Jeff Hawkins, a Silicon Valley veteran who spent the last decade exploring the mysteries of the human brain, arranged a meeting with DeepMind, the world’s leading A.I. lab.
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yesterday by odelano
The Week in Tech: Fears of the Supply Chain in China - The New York Times
Each week, technology reporters and columnists from The New York Times review the week’s news, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry. Want this newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here. Hello, everyone.
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3 days ago by odelano
Facebook Says Russian Firms ‘Scraped’ Data, Some for Facial Recognition - The New York Times
Supported bySAN FRANCISCO — On the same day Facebook announced that it had carried out its biggest purge yet of American accounts peddling disinformation, the company quietly made another revelation: It had removed 66 accounts, pages and apps linked to Russian firms that build facial recognition s
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3 days ago by odelano
Facebook Breach Affected 30 Million Users, Fewer Than First Believed - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Friday that an attack on the company’s computer systems affected 30 million users, about 20 million fewer than it estimated earlier.
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3 days ago by odelano
Opinion | Stop Pretending You’re Not Rich - The New York Times
I think this paraphrased quote from the article sums up: "at least posh people in Britain had the decency to feel guilty"

Touching on some aspects like the meritocracy myth
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4 days ago by hthief
Made and Distributed in the U.S.A.: Online Disinformation - The New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — When Christine Blasey Ford testified before Congress last month about Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault, an online news site called Right Wing News sprang into action on Facebook.
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4 days ago by odelano
Musings on energy efficiency mediocrity: NH's No. 21! | Manchester Ink Link
We are stuck.
For the third year in a row, New Hampshire is ranked number 21 among the 50 states and the District of Columbia when it comes to energy efficiency. That’s according to the newly released annual scorecard of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
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4 days ago by eversourcenh
It’s Her Job to Get More People to Act Like You Right Now - The New York Times
Millie Tran, the first global growth editor at The Times, discusses how she tries to understand and nurture a worldwide audience. “So many dashboards and data sets!”
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5 days ago by odelano
How to Delete Facebook and Instagram From Your Life Forever - The New York Times
Lost faith in Facebook and Instagram after data leakages, breaches and too much noise? Here’s a guide to breaking up with the social network and its photo-sharing app for good. You may have decided enough is enough: It’s time to delete Facebook.
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5 days ago by odelano

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