Monday, June 14, 2021

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Justice Dept. Watchdog to Investigate Seizure of Democrats’ Data

The Times also reported that prosecutors had struggled to develop information tying members of the Intelligence Committee or their aides to the leaks, but Mr. Barr, after he was sworn in in 2019, objected to closing the inquiry....

Bitcoin and Encryption: A Race Between Criminals and the F.B.I.

Law enforcement also has an advantage when it gets ahold of digital devices. Despite claims from Apple, Google and even the Justice Department that smartphones are largely impenetrable, thousands of law enforcement agencies have tools that can infiltrate...

Are Tech’s Wealthiest Men Worth Their Pay?

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays.Apple paid its chief executive, Tim Cook, $1.4 billion in total since 2007. Oracle’s chairman, Larry Ellison, racked up stock and...

Tech Forgets About the Needs of the 99%

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays.I apologize for sounding like a grumpy old man. But I’m going to go full Andy Rooney and complain about gadgets...

An Interview With Hito Steyerl About Her Pompidou Center Show

If any artist can make sense of this sense-defying period, it would be Hito Steyerl: poet laureate of digital dislocation and social upheaval.In her video installations, essays and lecture-performances, the German artist has dismantled the boundaries between the...

YouTube Isn’t the Music Villain Anymore

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays.YouTube has long been the most popular music service in the world. What’s changed is that YouTube isn’t the Darth Vader...

New York Turns to Smart Thermometers for Disease Detection in Schools

And then, of course, there are the inevitable privacy concerns. Kinsa emphasizes that all data provided to the city will be aggregated and anonymized. “None of the individual data is going to anyone other than to that individual,”...

Graeme Ferguson, Filmmaker Who Helped Create Imax, Dies at 91

Graeme Ferguson, a Canadian documentarian who cocreated Imax, the panoramic cinema experience that immerses audiences into movies, and was the chief creative force of the company for years, died on May 8 at his home in Lake of...

Why A.I. Should Be Afraid of Us

Artificial intelligence is gradually catching up to ours. A.I. algorithms can now consistently beat us at chess, poker and multiplayer video games, generate images of human faces indistinguishable from real ones, write news articles (not this one!) and...

India and Israel Inflame Facebook’s Fights With Its Own Employees

SAN FRANCISCO — When India’s government ordered Facebook and other tech companies to take down posts critical of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic in April, the social network complied on some posts.But once it did, its employees...
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Justice Dept. Watchdog to Investigate Seizure of Democrats’ Data

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Biden ‘open’ to Putin’s offer to exchange cybercriminals

President Biden said he would be “open” to an offer from Russian leader Vladimir Putin to an exchange of cybercriminals in the wake of...

Runs will be at a premium

The Athletics have become known for doing more with less, their moneyball style, but the Royals have remained competitive thanks to a young...

G7 Initiatives Aim to Counter China’s Influence, Biden Says

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Tracy Morgan, Chris Mullin endorse Robert Cornegy in Brooklyn race

A candidate in the crowded — and largely overlooked — race for Brooklyn borough president is getting a big-time celebrity boost, with “30...