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The New York Police Department has been testing Digidog, which it says can be deployed in dangerous situations and keep officers safer, but some fear it could become an aggressive surveillance tool.

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Massachusetts is one of the first states to put legislative guardrails around the use of facial recognition technology in criminal investigations.

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Scientists are urging Americans to upgrade their face coverings. But Amazon, Google and Facebook restrict the sale of medical-grade masks. Critics say the rules are outdated.

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With several films competing for Golden Globes on Sunday and a number of high-priced movies coming this year, the streaming service has altered its reputation in Hollywood.

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We need more ways to find new movies, books and activities — especially those that challenge us.

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An online spreadsheet with an anonymous minder tabulates Xi Jinping’s crackdown on speech.

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While much has been made of tech’s unwillingness to work with the Pentagon, start-ups are still plumbing the industry’s decades-long ties to the military.

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Sherry Turkle is best known for exploring the dysfunctional relationships between humans and their screens. She takes on a new focus — herself — in her memoir, “The Empathy Diaries.”

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After engine debris from a Boeing 777-200 rained down on a Denver suburb, some fliers may want to know more about plane safety and maintenance. Here are some answers.

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The money, aimed at low-income households, is part of an effort to bridge the access gap to broadband connectivity amid the pandemic.

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The spinoff, which will give TPG a minority stake, values the TV business at $16.25 billion — about a third of what AT&T paid just for DirecTV in 2015.

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Some are calling David Dobrik’s new photo app, Dispo, the next Instagram.

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Though it has received outsized attention for the last few years, the company has not changed very much. But a recent acquisition spree signals a new course.

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Where the war over net neutrality stands, and why it (sort of) matters today.

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An idea that seemed like a real plus when streaming was newer has fallen into cliché.

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The 11-month-old audio social network is compelling. It also has some very grown-up problems.

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An idea that seemed like a real plus when streaming was newer has fallen into cliché.

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What was I trying to accomplish with my anonymous Tumblr?

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The move plunges the social network into the post-coup politics of the roiled nation, after years of criticism over how Myanmar’s military had used the site.

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JustWatch makes finding where shows or movies are streaming online super easy. Hallelujah.

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The technology, Wi-Fi 6, is designed to reduce congestion from devices. We put it to the test.

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A federal judge’s ruling can allow the state to go ahead with its law while a lawsuit works its way through the courts.

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Key senators and corporate executives warned at a hearing on Tuesday that the “scope and scale” of the hacking of government agencies and companies, the most sophisticated in history, were still unclear.

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Taking back control of our personal data can feel like a lost cause. But there’s hope!

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