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  1. Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era
    The Senate voted to overturn regulations that required telecom companies to ask permission before tracking users’ behavior, beginning a repeal of Obama-era regulations.
  2. YouTube Advertiser Exodus Highlights Perils of Online Ads
    A web giant promises to tighten its safeguards to avoid pairing ads with offensive content, but advertisers are not convinced.
  3. Fake Sleuths: Web Gets It Wrong on London Attacker
    On the dark side of digital platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia, individuals’ misconceptions and outright falsehoods can overrun basic facts.
  4. Tech Fix: Crossing the Border? Here’s How to Safeguard Your Data From Searches
    Lately some travelers have been pressured to hand over their smartphones at the airport. But you can’t provide access to the data if you don’t hold the keys.
  5. Amid Trump Inquiry, a Primer on Surveillance Practices and Privacy
    The F.B.I. investigation into possible Trump campaign coordination with Russia and claims by the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee raise questions.
  6. Bits: Tech Roundup: A Senate Vote Is Not the Final Word on Internet Privacy
    It’s clear that Washington is moving away from recent privacy protection rules. But there are technology solutions to the problem.
  7. Tech Tip: Smartphones That Get Too Darn Hot
    Exposure to extreme temperatures can damage your device, so follow the manufacturer’s safety guidelines.
  8. How to Log Off of Facebook Forever, With All Its Perks and Pitfalls
    Closing your social media accounts can help protect your privacy, but it can also mean cutting yourself off from friends, family and opportunity.
  9. De Grisogono Offers You a ‘Botler’
    The jewelry house has created a Facebook Messenger application that gives advice on St. Moritz, Switzerland, one of its founder’s favorite destinations.
  10. C.I.A. Developed Tools to Spy on Mac Computers, WikiLeaks Disclosure Shows
    Leaked details about the spy agency’s cyberweapons programs suggest the agency had developed spy tools for older Mac software, and had worked on a newer version last year.
  11. Bits: Tech Roundup: Why Regulation Benefits (Yes, Benefits) Electric Cars
    An argument can be made that governments can prod companies to innovate. The growing popularity of electric cars provides a case in point.
  12. Tech Tip: Sorting Messages on Gmail
    Google offers a few tools to organize your mail as it arrives in your in box so you can find the most important messages more easily.
  13. Wheels: Self-Driving Cars Could Be Boon for Aged, After Initial Hurdles
    More older adults are without children, and many live in suburbs where public transportation is not readily available. Self-driving cars might be a solution.
  14. Smartwatches at a Crossroads, and Some Analysts are Optimistic
    As second-generation pieces are introduced, hybrid versions with limited functionality are gaining favor.
  15. TAG Heuer’s Revolution: It’s a Smartwatch. It’s a Mechanical Watch, Too.
    The Swiss watch manufacturer says it’s found a way to beat the competition with its Connected Modular 45.
  16. Banks and Tech Firms Battle Over Something Akin to Gold: Your Data
    Big banks are pushing for new agreements on the customer data they share with technology start-ups like Mint and Betterment.
  17. On Campus: How the Depressed Find Solace on Yik Yak, Believe It or Not
    A platform associated with the gutter of young humanity had blossomed with tenderness.
  18. Now on Twitter: Chelsea Clinton, Unbound
    Is her confrontational tweeting about the Trump administration a sign of the new Chelsea Clinton or a public unveiling of the one who existed all along?
  19. AT&T and Johnson & Johnson Pull Ads From YouTube
    The companies cited concerns that Google was not doing enough to prevent brands from appearing next to offensive material, like hate speech.
  20. North Korea Said to Be Target of Inquiry Over $81 Million Cyberheist
    The U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles is said to be examining the extent to which the North Korea government aided the theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank.

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