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  • Bits Blog: How Urban Anonymity Disappears When All Data Is Tracked

    20 April 2014, 12:58 pm by: By QUENTIN HARDY

    At some point very soon, a large amount of public information, like a car license plate, will be part of a mosaic portraying personal lives. At that point, believers in technology say, we’ll build a better society by eliminating deceit. Are we moral, though,…
  • Bits Blog: Friends, and Influence, for Sale Online

    20 April 2014, 11:52 am by: By NICK BILTON

    By using social media bots, celebrities, politicians and others can falsely inflate the number of friends and followers they have, possibly swaying public opinion about a new song — or a policy position.
  • Bits Blog: Heartbleed Internet Security Flaw Used in Attack

    20 April 2014, 11:47 am by: By NICOLE PERLROTH

    On Friday, cybersecurity experts said they had evidence of the first confirmed attack on a major corporation using a bug in open source security technology.
  • Bits Blog: A Swarm of Ant-Sized Robots, at Your Service

    19 April 2014, 9:00 pm by: By NICK BILTON

    SRI International has developed a technology that can make a swarm of “Micro-Robots” build small things on small scales.
  • Economic View: When Diamonds Are Dirt Cheap, Will They Still Dazzle?

    19 April 2014, 12:31 pm by: By ROBERT H. FRANK

    Technology has the potential to affect the value of items that are now rare and expensive, everything from diamonds to paintings and autographs.
  • Bits Blog: OpenSSL and Linux: A Tale of Two Open-Source Projects

    18 April 2014, 9:09 pm by: By NICOLE PERLROTH

    For years, Linux has enjoyed the backing of a range of big tech companies. How has Linux flourished while other open-source efforts have begged for resources?
  • Heartbleed Highlights a Contradiction in the Web

    18 April 2014, 8:59 pm by: By NICOLE PERLROTH

    The bug that rattled the Internet last week exposed the paradox that some of the web’s most crucial coding depends on the efforts of volunteers.
  • Michaels Stores’ Breach Involved 3 Million Customers

    18 April 2014, 8:32 pm by: By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS

    The company said that two security firms had found evidence of a breach at Michaels, a crafts retailer, and at a subsidiary, Aaron Brothers, a framing company.
  • Bits | Digital Diary: Facebook’s Existential Crisis

    18 April 2014, 4:22 pm by: By JENNA WORTHAM

    Is Facebook’s main service still relevant? An argument for why it feels fusty, and why Mark Zuckerberg seems to know it.
  • Bits | State of the Art: In the Battle for Best Smartphone, Apple Still Beats Samsung

    18 April 2014, 4:18 pm by: By FARHAD MANJOO

    Samsung’s newest phone, the Galaxy S5, is a very nice device. But it falls far short of Apple’s iPhone.
  • Bits Blog: Protests Continue Against Dropbox After Appointment of Condoleezza Rice to Board

    18 April 2014, 3:43 pm by: By NICK BILTON

    After Dropbox appointed Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state, to its board of directors, some users have complained about her views on Internet surveillance.
  • DealBook: Shares of Twitter-Like Weibo Surge on Opening Day, as China I.P.O.s Mount

    18 April 2014, 1:59 pm by: By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED

    The rise in shares in both Weibo, a Chinese microblogging service, and Sabre, a technology services provider, came after they scaled back the sizes of their offerings.
  • Q&A: Fixing a Broken Smartphone

    18 April 2014, 1:34 pm by: By J. D. BIERSDORFER

    Plus, sharing settings and more among Windows 8 PCs.
  • DealBook: From Marc Andreessen, a Lesson in Corporate Finance

    18 April 2014, 10:34 am by: By WILLIAM ALDEN

    In a series of tweets on Thursday, the prominent venture capitalist offered a framework for thinking about technology company valuations.
  • Bits Blog: Google Uses Algorithms to Create SLR-Like Photos

    18 April 2014, 8:17 am by: By NICK BILTON

    Google is lifting up the hood of its new Lens Blur feature for its camera app, showing how the company can make a photo taken on a smartphone look like it has varying depths of field.
  • Bits Blog: Uber Faces Rebukes in Europe

    18 April 2014, 7:35 am by: By MARK SCOTT

    The company’s global problems add to the bumps the company face in the United States, including opposition from taxi groups and driver complaints.
  • Lucrative Stardom in China, Using a Webcam and a Voice

    17 April 2014, 9:32 pm by: By DAVID BARBOZA

    Companies across the globe have long tried to attract viewers to live Internet broadcasts, with X-rated sites the only real success stories. China appears to have cracked the code.
  • Advertising: At 2014 New York Auto Show, Just Click to Kick the Tires

    17 April 2014, 9:01 pm by: By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN

    Using Google’s Street View technology, sponsors of the New York International Auto Show are creating a virtual exhibition online.
  • Libraries Seek High-Speed Broadband

    17 April 2014, 8:52 pm by: By JADA F. SMITH

    As more people use their local libraries to connect to the Internet, libraries are requesting funding for better services.
  • Bits Blog: Facebook’s New Twist on Location Sharing Puts Users in Control

    17 April 2014, 7:08 pm by: By VINDU GOEL

    Nearby Friends, a feature announced Thursday, lets users broadcast their location to friends, but simple privacy controls give them the power to decide how much more to share.
  • Big Labels Take Aim at Pandora on Royalties

    17 April 2014, 6:08 pm by: By BEN SISARIO

    The suit, filed by several big record companies on Thursday, accuses Pandora of violating common-law copyright protections for songs made before 1972.
  • Bits Blog: Study Finds No Evidence of Heartbleed Attacks Before the Bug Was Exposed

    17 April 2014, 2:33 pm by: By NICOLE PERLROTH

    Researchers found a way to trace whether attackers have used Heartbleed and found that, since January, nobody was exploiting the bug before its disclosure last week.
  • Bits Blog: Europeans Look Beyond Their Borders

    17 April 2014, 1:04 pm by: By MARK SCOTT

    To gain traction, many European tech founders often focus on their individual home markets, but that strategy is starting to change.
  • Bits Blog: Twitter Goes After a Facebook Cash Cow

    17 April 2014, 1:01 pm by: By VINDU GOEL

    The social network will begin offering “app install ads,” which prompt smartphone users to try new games and other apps. The category has been a lucrative franchise for Facebook.
  • SOPA Defeat Haunts Efforts to Rein In Illegal Copying, British Official Says

    17 April 2014, 11:06 am by: By MICHAEL CIEPLY

    Michael Weatherly, a member of Parliament and adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron, says copyright owners will look to efforts beyond legislation.

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