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Mark Zuckerberg is urged to scrap plans for an Instagram for children.

Mark Zuckerberg is urged to scrap plans for an Instagram for children.

Mark Zuckerberg is urged to scrap plans for an Instagram for children. Mark Zuckerberg is urged to scrap plans for an Instagram for children. An international coalition of 35 children’s and consumer groups called on Instagram on Thursday to scrap its plans to develop a version of the popular photo-sharing app for users under age 13. Instagram’s push for a …

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We Don’t Need Tech Infomercials

We Don’t Need Tech Infomercials

We Don’t Need Tech Infomercials We Don’t Need Tech Infomercials This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. It’s time to end the elaborate staged events that are essentially infomercials for new technology products. You probably know the ones I’m talking about. Steve Jobs or the current Apple boss, Tim …

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Why Coinbase’s Trading Debut Is a Cryptocurrency Coming-Out Party

Why Coinbase's Trading Debut Is a Cryptocurrency Coming-Out Party

Why Coinbase’s Trading Debut Is a Cryptocurrency Coming-Out Party Why Coinbase’s Trading Debut Is a Cryptocurrency Coming-Out Party SAN FRANCISCO — Digital currency, once mocked as a tool for criminals and reckless speculators, is sliding into the mainstream. Traditional banks are helping investors put their money into cryptocurrency funds. Companies like Tesla and Square are hoarding Bitcoin. And celebrities are …

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Former Condé Nast Editor Plans a Vanity Fair for the Substack Era

Former Condé Nast Editor Plans a Vanity Fair for the Substack Era

Former Condé Nast Editor Plans a Vanity Fair for the Substack Era Former Condé Nast Editor Plans a Vanity Fair for the Substack Era A former editor at Vanity Fair has been working for more than a year to create a digital publication with a business twist: Its writers will share in subscription revenue. Think of it as Vanity Fair …

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How to Use Technology to Prepare for Travel During the Coronavirus Pandemic

How to Use Technology to Prepare for Travel During the Coronavirus Pandemic

How to Use Technology to Prepare for Travel During the Coronavirus Pandemic How to Use Technology to Prepare for Travel During the Coronavirus Pandemic Once you’ve figured out the logistics to get in and get out, you will have more homework to do. Don’t expect your favorite airport restaurants or lounges to be operating normally. Before leaving home, check your …

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Can Medical Alexas Make Us Healthier?

Can Medical Alexas Make Us Healthier?

Can Medical Alexas Make Us Healthier? Can Medical Alexas Make Us Healthier? This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Are voice recognition technologies like Alexa helpful in medicine or are they hogwash? For now, the short answer is a little of both. Microsoft on Monday said that it would …

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Disney and ad-tech firms agree to privacy changes for children’s apps.

Disney and ad-tech firms agree to privacy changes for children’s apps.

Disney and ad-tech firms agree to privacy changes for children’s apps. Disney and ad-tech firms agree to privacy changes for children’s apps. In legal settlements that could reshape the children’s app market, Disney, Viacom and 10 advertising technology firms have agreed to remove certain advertising software from children’s apps to address accusations that they violated the privacy of millions of …

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Racist Computer Engineering Words: ‘Master,’ ‘Slave’ and the Fight Over Offensive Terms

‘Master,’ ‘Slave’ and the Fight Over Offensive Terms in Computing

Racist Computer Engineering Words: ‘Master,’ ‘Slave’ and the Fight Over Offensive Terms Racist Computer Engineering Words: ‘Master,’ ‘Slave’ and the Fight Over Offensive Terms Anyone who joined a video call during the pandemic probably has a global volunteer organization called the Internet Engineering Task Force to thank for making the technology work. The group, which helped create the technical foundations …

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‘Master,’ ‘Slave’ and the Fight Over Offensive Terms in Computing

‘Master,’ ‘Slave’ and the Fight Over Offensive Terms in Computing

‘Master,’ ‘Slave’ and the Fight Over Offensive Terms in Computing ‘Master,’ ‘Slave’ and the Fight Over Offensive Terms in Computing Anyone who joined a video call during the pandemic probably has a global volunteer organization called the Internet Engineering Task Force to thank for making the technology work. The group, which helped create the technical foundations of the internet, designed …

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NFTs Arrive in the Watch World

NFTs Arrive in the Watch World

NFTs Arrive in the Watch World NFTs Arrive in the Watch World The latest crypto-token craze is spilling over into watches. Following a torrent of record prices for digital assets from artwork to sneakers, the first watch NFT — or “nonfungible token,” verified by blockchain technology — was offered early this month. It didn’t sell, and the auction has been …

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