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Tech We’re Using: ‘The Effects Cannot Be Overstated’: When Tech Invaded Media

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Jim Rutenberg, media columnist for The Times, discussed the tech he’s using. Tech and media have long been converging. What are the biggest effects on the media industry, and how has it had to …

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Google’s Marketing of Children’s Apps Misleads Parents, Consumer Groups Say

A group of 22 children’s and consumer organizations is calling for a federal investigation into Google’s marketing of children’s apps in its Google Play store, just the latest in a series of rebukes by experts about how the company handles technology aimed at youngsters. Google has promoted the “Family” section …

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Tech Tip: How to Rescue, Repair and Revive Old Family Photos

If you see your family pictures starting to fade away in their shoe boxes, crumbling photo albums or moldering slide carousels, fear not. There are easy ways to save your valuable images — and maybe even make them better. Shipping them off to a professional scanning company for digital conversion …

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As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants

Facebook’s agreement with regulators is a result of the company’s early experiments with data sharing. In late 2009, it changed the privacy settings of the 400 million people then using the service, making some of their information accessible to all of the internet. Then it shared that information, including users’ …

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Facebook’s Data Sharing: 5 Takeaways From Our Investigation

You are the product: That is the deal many Silicon Valley companies offer to consumers. The users get free search engines, social media accounts and smartphone apps, and the companies use the personal data they collect — your searches, “likes,” phone numbers and friends — to target and sell advertising. …

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Tech Fix: Yes, You Can Be an Ethical Tech Consumer. Here’s How.

The financial impact of these actions may not have been huge. Uber continues to grow (while still losing money) as it marches toward an initial public offering. Facebook has reported increased profits, though its user growth has slowed. Even so, damage to a brand may have plenty of repercussions because …

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How to Stop Apps From Tracking Your Location

At least 75 companies receive people’s precise location data from hundreds of apps whose users enable location services for benefits such as weather alerts, The New York Times found. The companies use, store or sell the information to help advertisers, investment firms and others. You can head off much of …

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How The Times Analyzed Location Tracking Companies

To examine the practices of the location tracking industry, The New York Times tested apps on the Google Android and Apple iOS platforms, and evaluated data from a company that analyzed thousands of mobile apps. Testing Individual Apps Reporters tested both the Android and iOS versions of 10 apps: nine …

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Tech We’re Using: How the Digital Era Has Changed the Daily Crossword

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Sam Ezersky, the assistant editor of puzzles for The Times, discussed the tech he’s using. What is your process for making a crossword puzzle, and what are the most important tech tools that you …

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Facebook Gave Some Companies Special Access to Users’ Data, Documents Show

LONDON — Emails and other internal Facebook documents released by a British parliamentary committee on Wednesday show how the social media giant gave favored companies like Airbnb, Lyft and Netflix special access to users’ data. The documents shine a light on Facebook’s internal workings from roughly 2012 to 2015, during …

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