Minds Is the Anti-Facebook That Pays You For Your Time


In the wake of privacy scandals, Facebook users are newly realizing their data makes the company rich. What if platforms paid them for their contributions?

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Facebook Is Steering Users Away From Privacy Protections


Critics say Facebook is using design tricks to win users’ permission to collect personal data under new European rules.

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Smartphone and Internet Addiction: The Definitive WIRED Guide


Everything you ever wanted to know about screen time, likes, and pull-to-refresh.

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How to Set Up and Use a YubiKey for Online Security


These simple, battery-free devices provide an easy way to securely verify that it’s really you who’s trying to access your online accounts.

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FCC Delays Are Keeping Broadband From Rural School Kids


An FCC program promised to bring high-speed internet to remote schools. Instead, they’ve mostly gotten red tape.

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Tax Refund Tech Deals: Roomba, Essential Phone, Dell, Sony


These are the best deals we found this week.

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Thanks to AI, These Cameras Will Know What They’re Seeing


A new breed of chips incorporate artificial intelligence into relatively cheap cameras, enabling new apps but also more ubiquitous surveillance.

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Chef Erling Wu-Bower Pursues Wood-Fired Perfection, From Roast Fish to Pizza


The young chef explains his wood-fire cooking technique ahead of the opening of his new Chicago restaurant, Pacific Standard Time.

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Nest Cam Baby Monitor: How to Make It Secure


A few ways to help keep the footage of your kids away from mean old hackers.

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Hearings Were Facebook’s and Silicon Valley’s Ultimate Debut


To spectators, Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance before Congress marked a crisis at Facebook. To tech’s elite, it was a demonstration of how the Valley operates.

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