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Today β€” August 21st 2019Your RSS feeds

Hi, Alexa. How Do I Stop You From Listening In On Me?

By Brian X. Chen

Humans help train artificial intelligence, so someone may be listening to what you tell Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa. Here’s what to do if you have a problem with that.

Why New York Just Banned Floating Billboards

By Azi Paybarah

Wednesday: The governor signed a bill to stop the ads on the waterways, but the company that operates them said it was undeterred.

The Collective Memory of American Shoppers

By Kelsey Lawrence

On Facebook and Reddit, retail-focused groups remember the heyday of malls and share stories of shuttered department stores.

Walmart Says Tesla Solar Panels Set Fires Atop Stores

By David Yaffe-Bellany and Ivan Penn

A lawsuit complains of “years of gross negligence” in installing and maintaining equipment at hundreds of locations.

She Studies Sea Snakes by the Seafloor

By Devi Lockwood

Sea snakes are the most diverse group of marine reptiles in the world, but they are poorly understood and threatened by development. Blanche D’Anastasi is among the scientists working to save them.

Yesterday β€” August 20th 2019Your RSS feeds

Almost Famous: The King of Fish and Chips

By Ben Proudfoot

In the late 1960s, Haddon Salt built a fast-food empire. Then Kentucky Fried Chicken came knocking.

At Edinburgh Festivals, Climate Awareness Comes at a Cost

By Andrzej Lukowski

International arts events are a platform to discuss the planet’s future. But traveling performers and visiting audiences arrive with their own environmental baggage.

Could Restorative Justice Fix the Internet?

By Charlie Warzel

Perhaps. But it relies on people being capable of shame, so …

How Should Big Tech Be Reined In? Here Are 4 Prominent Ideas

By Steve Lohr

Some critics of the industry want to see the businesses broken up. Others would like to strengthen regulation of Silicon Valley. And there are shades of gray.

Hate Those Floating Digital Billboards? New York Just Banned Them

By Jesse McKinley

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation to outlaw the ads that “blight our shores.” But you may not have seen the last of them.

At Edinburgh Festivals, Climate Awareness Comes at a Cost

By Andrzej Lukowski

International arts events are a platform to discuss the planet’s future. But traveling performers and visiting audiences arrive with their own environmental baggage.

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