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Tech Tip: Safely Shopping for Windows 10 Software

Q. I was trying to install a new version of a program I’ve used for years and Windows 10 gave me a warning box about it not being a “verified” app. What exactly is a verified app, and should I ...

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Can Software Predict Crime? Maybe So, but No Better Than a Human

The authors are far from the first to raise questions about COMPAS’s role in judicial decision making. In one high-profile case, a Wisconsin man charged with evading the police said that his due process rights were violated when a judge ...

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How Antivirus Software Can Be Turned Into a Tool for Spying

Mr. Wardle’s curiosity was piqued by recent news that Russian spies had used Kaspersky antivirus products to siphon classified documents off the home computer of an N.S.A. developer, and may have played a critical role in broader Russian intelligence gathering. ...

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Airports Worldwide Are Hit by Delays After Software Outage

Anyone flying @SouthwestAir from @BWI_Airport this morning, GET HERE EARLY. All kiosks down. pic.twitter.com/4WhfPh7H2s Apparently @qatarairways system is down at @Melair . Hopefully not much delay pic.twitter.com/6apnLWt0Mk After 10 min of standing on queue, the @Lufthansa system in the whole ...

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Kaspersky Lab Antivirus Software Is Ordered Off U.S. Government Computers

Kaspersky’s business in the United States now appears to be the latest casualty in those spy wars. Best Buy, the electronics giant, announced last week that it was pulling Kaspersky Lab’s cybersecurity products from its shelves and website, and the ...

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Bits: Daily Report: Facebook Courts China With Censoring Software

Photo Facebook ads at a mobile internet conference in Beijing this year. Credit Andy Wong/Associated Press.. Facebook has been in the spotlight for the last few weeks over issues including how fake news on the social network may have influenced ...

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U.S. Accuses Tech Firm of Bias Against Asian Software Engineers

Photo Palantir offices in Palo Alto, Calif. The Labor Department sued the tech company on Monday, claiming that it discriminated against Asians. Credit Peter DaSilva for The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — The United States Department of Labor sued ...

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Bits: Artificial Intelligence Software Is Booming. But Why Now?

Photo Marc Benioff, left, chief executive of Salesforce, talked with Matthew Panzarino, editor in chief of TechCrunch, at its Disrupt conference in San Francisco last week. Credit Beck Diefenbach/Reuters SAN FRANCISCO — This is the year artificial intelligence came into ...

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Wheels: Your Car’s New Software Is Ready. Update Now?

“The advantages for automakers of doing over-the-air updates are too great to ignore,” said Egil Juliussen, automotive analyst for IHS Markit. “They can keep their functionality up-to-date and get rid of bugs.” Tesla’s upgrades have included an updated digital instrument ...

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G.E., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-Up

This will be a major test. And G.E.’s campaign to build an industrial operating system and create a flourishing ecosystem of software for it is just getting underway in earnest. In late July, G.E. hosted a Predix conference in Las ...

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