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Tech Fix: Facebook Did Not Securely Store Passwords. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Advertisement Supported by Tech Fix Facebook Did Not Securely Store Passwords. Here’s What You Need to Know. ImageMark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook. The company said millions of user account passwords had been stored insecurely.CreditCreditStephen Lam/Reuters By Brian X. Chen March 21, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Thursday that millions of user […]

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SXSWarren: A day later, Elizabeth Warren defends her Big Tech breakup proposal

Enlarge / Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at SXSW 2019. Nathan Mattise AUSTIN, Texas—”So yesterday you made a pretty big announcement about tech. Then like the gangster you are, you flew down to a tech conference… “ Time Editor-at-Large Anand Giridharadas led with that at his South by Southwest conversation with Massachusetts Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth […]

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Lords urge tougher rules for tech firms

Tech firms, such as Google and Facebook, must improve their “inadequate” responses to privacy and data breaches and anti-social content, a House of Lords report says. The House of Lords Communications Committee wants a digital authority to help laws keep pace with technology. Content moderation used by tech firms was “unacceptably slow,” it said. The […]

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Elizabeth Warren Proposes Breaking Up Tech Giants Like Amazon and Facebook

Advertisement Supported by Elizabeth Warren Proposes Breaking Up Tech Giants Like Amazon and Facebook ImageSenator Elizabeth Warren’s plan creates two tiers of companies that would fall under the new regulations.CreditCreditElizabeth Frantz for The New York Times By Astead W. Herndon March 8, 2019 Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat who is bidding to be the […]

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The Shift: Why Napalm Is a Cautionary Tale for Tech Giants Pursuing Military Contracts

Supported by The Shift Why Napalm Is a Cautionary Tale for Tech Giants Pursuing Military Contracts ImageCreditCreditMatt Chase By Kevin Roose March 4, 2019 Over the past few months, a fierce debate has erupted in Silicon Valley over whether large technology companies like Amazon, Google and Microsoft should join forces with the United States military, […]

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Tech Fix: Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Review: A $1,000 Smartphone With Compromises

Supported by Tech Fix Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Review: A $ 1,000 Smartphone With Compromises Despite being an excellent phone with an innovative wide-angle camera, Samsung’s new flagship device lags Apple in biometrics. ImageA Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus smartphone during a product preview in San Francisco.CreditCreditEric Risberg/Associated Press By Brian X. Chen Feb. 27, 2019 […]

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The Strange Experience of Being Australia’s First Tech Billionaires

Supported by The Strange Experience of Being Australia’s First Tech Billionaires ImageScott Farquhar, left, and Mike Cannon-Brookes at the Sydney headquarters of their company, Atlassian. “The orthodoxy amongst the Australian tech companies is to stay away from politics,” an Australian venture capitalist said. “And then now there’s these guys.”CreditCreditMatthew Abbott for The New York Times […]