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When Walmart set out to the find the source of its sliced mangos, it took seven days to locate the farm in Mexico. Using the blockchain, the mangos could be tracked in a matter of seconds.
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Asking companies whose business models revolve around exploiting data-based consumer-influence techniques to explain their privacy policies seems about as useful as asking sharks to hold forth on veganism.
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Craig Newmark has given $20 million to help fund a new site, The Markup, which will focus on investigating technology companies and their effect on society
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What is at stake here isn’t privacy, the right not to be observed. It’s how companies can use our data to invisibly shunt us in directions that may benefit them more than us.
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At Defcon, one of the world’s largest hacking conferences, new pressures are reshaping the community’s attitudes toward privacy and anonymity.
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Do we want a future in which companies can freely parse the photos we posted last year, or the location data from the fitness apps we used last week, to infer whether we are stressed or depressed — and take advantage of that?
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The robots of Boston Dynamics can dance, twirl and even flip. But do they add up to a business. visits a dazzling yet confounding company.
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People rarely switch banks, but European start-ups are luring young people with slick apps, low fees and even an office dog
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“This is a profession for a lot of people now. And you can’t fill out a W-9 with your hacker handle.” An inside look at Defcon, where new pressures are reshaping the community’s attitudes toward privacy and anonymity:
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“The word ‘visionary’ is overused, but I think in the case of Charles Kao, it’s entirely appropriate,” a researcher in fiber optics said
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Boston Dynamics has for years dazzled people with its robotic technology. It has also confounded them with its seeming disinterest in making money.
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“Congress should not be examining privacy policies,” said Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. “They should be examining business practices -- how these firms collect and use the personal data of internet users.”
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Charles K. Kao’s early work on fiber optic cables helped lay the technical groundwork for the information age
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Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, said in an email to employees on Friday that the company has never and will never bias its search results for political purposes.
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“We do not bias our products to favor any political agenda,” Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, wrote in an email to employees on Friday.
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Charles K. Kao, a Nobel laureate in physics whose work revolutionized the field of fiber optics, is dead at 84
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The engineer whose experiments revolutionized fiber optics said they weren’t so spectacular — just “a very respectable bit of detective work”
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Amazon tries out a lot of new things in its backyard. One looks a lot like a post office.
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“It’s gotten harder and harder and harder to legitimately have an alternative identity,” said Jeff Moss, a.k.a. .
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PayPal, which handles all of the transactions for the Infowars online store, has told the conspiracy website that it is cutting it off. Infowars has 10 days to find a new payment processor.
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