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What does COVID-19 mean for the tech economy?

March 24, 2020

Tech-industry observers are, in a word, bullish about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the technology sector. They see an opportunity to profit from a boom in apps and network services for critical needs, such as education. The benefits of shared virtual experiences and live-streamed video are clear enough in a time of social […]

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You might want to think twice about using TikTok

February 18, 2020

TikTok, the massively popular Chinese social-media smartphone app, may be providing personal data from its global user base to the Chinese Communist Party.  If that’s not worrying enough, consider the company’s self-serving approach to a live-streamed suicide in Brazil. Tragedy-on-demand  As The Intercept recently revealed, hundreds of people watched and commented on a popular young […]

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