How Frustration Over TikTok Has Mounted in Washington

National security concerns over the Chinese-owned viral video app remain unresolved. Lawmakers and regulators are increasingly pushing for action.

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Travel the World in an App

But be careful: Flight-tracking technology can be addictive.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #internal-sub-only-nl, #maps, #mobile-applications, #travel-and-vacations

Tell Us About Your Experience With Mental Health Apps

The Times wants to hear from you.

#mobile-applications, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Snapchat Introduces Its First Parental Controls

The messaging app, which is popular with teenagers, has faced legal pressure to roll out tools so parents can keep an eye on their children’s social media activity.

#children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #parenting, #snap-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #youth, #youtube-com

F.T.C. Chair Lina Khan Upends Antitrust Standards by Suing Meta

Lina Khan may set off a shift in how Washington regulates competition by filing cases in tech areas before they mature. She faces an uphill climb.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporations, #entrepreneurship, #facebook-inc, #federal-trade-commission, #khan-lina, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #meta-platforms-inc, #metaverse-internet, #mobile-applications, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #start-ups, #supernatural-mobile-app, #virtual-reality-computers

How Mark Zuckerberg Is Leading Meta Into Its Next Phase

Facebook’s founder is setting a relentless pace as he pushes his company through a tech transformation during a global economic slowdown.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #meta-platforms-inc, #metaverse-internet, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #silicon-valley-calif, #social-media, #virtual-reality-computers, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Gen Z Designers Made It Big on Depop. Now They’re Graduating.

Depop, a social shopping app, was a springboard for many young designers during the pandemic. Some are now taking their success elsewhere.

#computers-and-the-internet, #depop-mobile-app, #e-commerce, #emergingtech, #etsy-inc, #fashion-and-apparel, #generation-z, #millennial-generation, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media

Meta tweaks Facebook app to act more like TikTok.

An update will highlight a new Home tab that will serve content from people outside a user’s Facebook connections as well as from friends and family.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #zuckerberg-mark-e

The Tech Magic That Unleashed Your Best

Our readers tell us about the surprising ways in which tech has helped them discover new worlds.

#computers-and-the-internet, #google-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mobile-applications

How Wish Built (and Fumbled) a Dollar Store for the Internet

The number of users has plummeted, and its stock price has dropped. Former employees point to an emphasis on short-term growth over customer service.

#advertising-and-marketing, #consumer-reviews, #customer-relations, #discount-selling, #e-commerce, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #san-francisco-calif, #shopping-and-retail, #university-of-waterloo

Start-Up Funding Falls the Most It Has Since 2019

The drop was another fallout of rising inflation and widespread economic uncertainty, and a retreat after years of a funding boom.

#computers-and-the-internet, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mobile-applications, #shutdowns-institutional, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #two-thousand-eighteen, #venture-capital

El Salvador’s Bitcoin Bet Isn’t Paying Off

It brought El Salvador’s president, Nayib Bukele, the adulation of the tech community, but reduced scarce funds and moved the nation closer to default.

#bitcoin-currency, #bukele-nayib, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #el-salvador, #london-school-of-economics, #mobile-applications, #national-bureau-of-economic-research, #politics-and-government, #university-of-chicago, #virtual-currency

Mark Zuckerberg Prepares Meta Employees for a Tougher 2022

In an internal meeting this week, Mr. Zuckerberg said the tech giant was facing one of the “worst downturns that we’ve seen in recent history.”

#computers-and-the-internet, #cox-chris-1982, #facebook-inc, #hiring-and-promotion, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Deleting Your Period Tracker Won’t Protect You

Tweets telling women to do that went viral after Roe v. Wade was overturned, but experts say other digital data are more likely to reveal an illegal abortion.

#abortion, #abortion-counseling-service-of-womens-liberation-jane-collective, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #menstruation, #mobile-applications, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision

Payment Data Could Become Evidence of Abortion, Now Illegal in Some States

Financial companies collect a lot of payment data from customers. Prosecutors could subpoena those records for evidence of abortion, legal experts say.

#abortion, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #bernard-tara-siegel, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporations, #credit-cards, #debit-cards, #fourth-amendment-us-constitution, #law-and-legislation, #lieber-ron, #mobile-applications, #national-advocates-for-pregnant-women, #personal-finances, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #privacy, #subpoenas, #women-and-girls

F.C.C. Commissioner Pushes Apple and Google to Remove TikTok

Brendan Carr, a Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission, said he was concerned that the Chinese-owned app could provide Beijing with access to the data of Americans.

#computers-and-the-internet, #federal-communications-commission, #mobile-applications, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Sunday Read: ‘I’ve Always Struggled With My Weight. Losing It Didn’t Mean Winning.’

A diet app helped writer Sam Anderson shed his extra Covid pounds — and reminded him that he was still his old self.

#audio-neutral-immersive, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mobile-applications, #weight

Apple Sees Virtually-Reality Headset as Its Next Big Thing

The company has enlisted Hollywood directors like Jon Favreau to help its effort to create products that blend the physical and virtual worlds.

#apple-inc, #apple-tv-plus, #augmented-reality-computers, #computers-and-the-internet, #favreau-jon-1966, #mobile-applications, #virtual-reality-computers, #wearable-computing

How to Report Your Home Covid Test Result

In many places, there is no system for sharing home test results with health officials, but the information may still be beneficial for public health.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #mobile-applications, #telemedicine, #tests-and-examinations

Seeking Pills, Young People Head to Social Media, With Deadly Results

The soaring drug fatalities in the U.S. are being fueled partly by fentanyl-tainted pills bought by teenagers and young adults on Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok and other social media apps.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drug-enforcement-administration, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #fentanyl, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #opioids-and-opiates, #snap-inc, #social-media, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Digital Technology Invaded Our Lives. Now Women May Pay For It.

In a post-Roe America, we’ll bear the costs of letting data collection undermine our liberty.

#abortion, #brandeis-louis-d, #computers-and-the-internet, #constitution-us, #constitutional-amendments, #data-storage, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #electronic-communications-privacy-act, #facial-recognition-software, #law-and-legislation, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #social-media, #supreme-court-us, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #united-states, #wiretapping-and-other-eavesdropping-devices-and-methods

Online Deciders Like Apple Have a Point

Sometimes we want experts who can sort out the mess online.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #mobile-applications, #social-media

How to Separate Parents From Their Money

It takes just a kid and an app.

#apple-inc, #computer-and-video-games, #internal-sub-only-nl, #itunes, #mobile-applications, #moderna-inc, #parenting, #roblox-video-game, #zigazoo-mobile-app

As Europe Approves New Tech Laws, the U.S. Falls Further Behind

Federal privacy bills, security legislation and antitrust laws to address the power of the tech giants have all failed to advance in Congress, despite hand wringing and shows of bipartisan support.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #house-of-representatives, #klobuchar-amy, #law-and-legislation, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #senate, #social-media, #states-us

From Her First $100K to 3 Million Followers

Tori Dunlap’s savings journey turned her into a full-time finfluencer. Her latest partnership aims to help women get together and get started with investing.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dunlap-tori-1994, #millennial-generation, #mobile-applications, #personal-finances, #social-media, #stocks-and-bonds, #treasury-interactive-inc, #women-and-girls

Etsy and the Sameness of Internet Fights

How much should the middleman get?

#computers-and-the-internet, #customer-relations, #e-commerce, #etsy-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mobile-applications, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #strikes

How to Choose a Mental Health App

There are thousands of apps that claim to promote mental well-being, but not all of them are safe or effective.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #meditation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mobile-applications, #psychology-and-psychologists

Text Spam Is on the Rise. Here’s How to Spot It and What to Do

Text spam is on the rise. The latest version involves scammers sending messages to you seemingly from your own phone number. Here’s what to do.

#att-inc, #cellular-telephones, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #frauds-and-swindling, #mobile-applications, #smartphones, #spam-electronic, #t-mobile-us-inc, #telemarketing, #text-messaging, #verizon-communications-inc, #wireless-communications

How You’re Still Being Tracked on the Internet

Apple and Google are pushing privacy changes, but a shift in digital tracking is giving some platforms a bigger advertising advantage.

#advertising-and-marketing, #amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #pinterest, #small-business, #snap-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

What an Oscar Win for ‘CODA’ Tells Us About Apple’s Power

What the best picture Oscar for “CODA” tells us about Apple’s enormous market power.

#academy-awards-oscars, #apple-inc, #coda-movie, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #mobile-applications, #movies

Uber Close to Deal for Partnership With San Francisco Taxi Outfit

Passengers could soon use the Uber app to order taxis in a deal similar to one recently announced in New York City.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #lyft-inc, #mobile-applications, #san-francisco-calif, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #uber-technologies-inc

Arizona Offers Driver’s Licenses on iPhones. Other States Want to Be Next.

Digital copies of licenses and state-issued IDs, which can also be stored on Apple Watches, will only work at security checkpoints at a Phoenix airport for now, officials said.

#airport-security, #apple-inc, #arizona, #drivers-licenses, #identification-devices, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #phoenix-ariz, #privacy, #states-us, #wearable-computing

E.U. Takes Aim at Big Tech’s Power With Landmark Digital Act

The European Union is expected to finalize the Digital Markets Act, the most sweeping legislation to regulate tech since a European privacy law was passed in 2018.

#alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #android-operating-system, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #european-union, #facebook-inc, #general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #law-and-legislation, #meta-platforms-inc, #microsoft-corp, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #online-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media

Uber Partners With Yellow Taxi Companies in N.Y.C.

The ride-hailing giant is partnering with two taxi technology companies in New York City.

#car-services-and-livery-cabs, #computers-and-the-internet, #lyft-inc, #mobile-applications, #new-york-city, #taxi-and-limousine-commission, #taxicabs-and-taxicab-drivers, #uber-technologies-inc

Yes, You Can Make Your Tech Survive Obsolescence

Our gadgets eventually become outdated, but here are workarounds to keep them alive and secure past when manufacturers say.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #linux-operating-system, #mobile-applications, #open-source-software, #software, #web-browsers

Brazil Lifts Its Ban on Telegram After Two Days

Brazil’s Supreme Court blocked Telegram on Friday. The messaging app then responded with measures to fight misinformation, and the court quickly lifted its ban.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #da-silva-luiz-inacio-lula, #mobile-applications, #rumors-and-misinformation, #telegram-llc

Brazil Bans Telegram Over Disinformation Concerns

The Brazilian Supreme Court has vowed to fight disinformation ahead of this year’s presidential elections. Banning the popular messaging app is its most drastic step yet.

#apple-inc, #brazil, #censorship, #google-inc, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #telegram-llc

Here Come the Artificial Intelligence Nutritionists

Companies are experimenting with personalized diet apps, saying the future of healthy eating is A.I.

#content-type-service, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #food, #mobile-applications, #preventive-medicine, #tests-medical, #weight

Apple iPhone SE Review: A Phone for the Anti-Consumer

Why spend more if you don’t have to? The new $430 iPhone meets all the criteria of what most of us need in a smartphone.

#5g-wireless-communications, #apple-inc, #batteries, #cameras, #content-type-service, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #smartphones, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #wireless-communications

Weight Watchers App Gathered Data From Children, F.T.C. Says

Kurbo by WW, a weight loss app geared toward children, illegally collected data from users as young as 8 without their parents’ consent, the Federal Trade Commission said in a complaint.

#children-and-childhood, #childrens-online-privacy-protection-act, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #federal-trade-commission, #fines-penalties, #mobile-applications, #parenting, #privacy, #weight, #weight-watchers-international-inc

The End of the Ski Trail Map?

At ski resorts around the country, the familiar paper map is disappearing, as mountains push skiers to use apps and other digital resources. But some skiers are pushing back.

#maps, #mobile-applications, #skiing, #travel-and-vacations, #winter-season

Russia, Blocked From the Global Internet, Plunges Into Digital Isolation

Russian authorities and multinational companies have erected a digital barricade between the country and the West, erasing the last remnants of independent information online.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #enterprise-computing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #mobile-applications, #netflix-inc, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #search-engines, #shutdowns-institutional, #social-media, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #youtube-com

States Investigate TikTok Over Potential Harms to Younger Users

The group is looking into the Chinese-owned video site for the harms it may pose to younger users.

#attorneys-general, #beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-protection, #depression-mental, #facebook-inc, #healey-maura-1971, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth

Reinvention and Nostalgia: The Project to Remake Twitter

The company is undertaking a far-reaching effort to change how it works. For some, it is an echo of their early idealism and a vision for what the internet could have been.

#agrawal-parag, #bitcoin-currency, #bray-tim-1955, #computers-and-the-internet, #dash-anil, #dorsey-jack, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #twitter

Ukraine War Tests the Power of Tech Giants

Google, Meta, Twitter, Telegram and others are levers in the conflict, caught between demands from Ukraine, Russia, the European Union and the U.S.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #durov-pavel-valeryevich-1984, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #instant-messaging, #meta-platforms-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #politics-and-government, #propaganda, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #twitter, #ukraine, #youtube-com

Amazon Opens a Whole Foods With the Next Step in Automation

A newly revamped store in Washington shows how thoroughly Amazon has woven itself into the grocery shopping experience.

#amazon-com-inc, #cameras, #computers-and-the-internet, #mobile-applications, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #organic-foods-and-products, #sensors, #shopping-and-retail, #software, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #washington-dc, #whole-foods-market-inc

Russia Intensifies Censorship Campaign, Pressuring Tech Giants

Google, Apple and others were warned that they must comply with a new law, which would make them more vulnerable to the Kremlin’s censorship demands.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #politics-and-government, #roskomnadzor-federal-service-for-supervision-of-communications-information-technology-and-mass-media-russia, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #social-media

Why Apple’s Fight in the Netherlands Matters

Apple is making a stink over a Dutch regulator’s effort to change its app store. Here’s why the tech giant cares.

#apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mobile-applications, #netherlands, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry