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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Tyranny of Convenience

Americans say they prize competition, a proliferation of choices, the little guy. Yet our taste for convenience begets more convenience, through a combination of the economics of scale and the power of habit. The easier it is to use Amazon, ...

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Op-Ed Contributor: Apple Can’t Resist Playing by China’s Rules

Under the agreement, Apple seems to be absolving itself of responsibility for what the authorities may choose to do with personal data in G.C.B.D.’s hands. Users who refuse Apple’s terms will be denied iCloud services. Users who accept run the ...

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Op-Ed Contributors: Why the I.R.S. Fears Bitcoin

Advertisement The extraordinary rise in the value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has led many people to worry that this market is a giant bubble. Many, including the Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen and the billionaire investor Warren Buffett, have ...

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Op-Ed Contributor: Facebook Doesn’t Like What It Sees When It Looks in the Mirror

But 2018, it seems, is going to represent what Silicon Valley would call “an inflection point” on the morality graph. Facebook is leading the charge, with the announcement last week by Mr. Zuckerberg that the company felt “a responsibility to ...

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Op-Ed Contributor: Cybersecurity Today Is Treated Like Accounting Before Enron

Photo The Equifax offices in Atlanta. After the news of Equifax’s massive breach, the company’s stock dropped roughly 35 percent. Credit Kevin D. Liles for The New York Times Last week, we learned that researchers had discovered two major flaws ...

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Manafort did not violate order by editing Ukraine op-ed: attorney

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is denying he violated a judge’s order by reviewing and editing an op-ed intended to be published in an English-language newspaper in Ukraine. The denial comes after prosecutors with special ...

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Ivory Tower Can’t Keep Ignoring Tech

Photo Credit John Taggart/Bloomberg These days, big data, artificial intelligence and the tech platforms that put them to work have huge influence and power. Algorithms choose the information we see when we go online, the jobs we get, the colleges ...

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Mayim Bialik’s Harvey Weinstein op-ed sparks backlash

“The Big Bang Theory” actress Mayim Bialik is facing the wrath of the internet after a piece she wrote on Harvey Weinstein appeared to victim-blame women who have been sexually assaulted. Bialik, 41, penned an op-ed for the New York ...

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Zuckerberg’s Preposterous Defense of Facebook

Mr. Zuckerberg’s preposterous defense of Facebook’s failure in the 2016 presidential campaign is a reminder of a structural asymmetry in American politics. It’s true that mainstream news outlets employ many liberals, and that this creates some systemic distortions in coverage ...

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Op-Ed Contributor: Silicon Valley Helped Create Trump, and That’s Bad for It

Photo Credit Matt Chase After the election of Donald J. Trump, technology companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google have been called to account for magnifying the anger and misinformation of the voters who helped propel him to the presidency. Facebook ...

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