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Go on a digital detox with the Paper Phone app

Go on a digital detox with the Paper Phone app

The app is designed for "people [who] feel that they spend too much time on their phones and struggle to find a balance with technology," according to the developers. It offers a break from screen time by printing a personal booklet of information from users' phones that they need for the day, like contact information,…
Digital pollution | Derek Sivers

Digital pollution | Derek Sivers

2019-10-15 You couldn’t just roll down the street leaving huge piles of garbage everywhere you go, making life slower for everyone as they climb over your mountains of junk, just to get on with their life. You’d feel bad about it, right? That’s how I feel about the digital things we put out into the…
Privacy in a digital world

Privacy in a digital world

Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler Contributor Dr. Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler is a Senior Fellow and head of the Democracy in the Information Age Project at The Israel Democracy Institute’s. More posts by this contributor Technological progress has created a situation of severe tension and incompatibility between the right to privacy and the extensive data pooling on which…
Why ‘one app to rule them all’ is not the future of digital health

Why ‘one app to rule them all’ is not the future of digital health

Chris Hogg is a digital health advocate interested in how new forms of health data are changing the relationship between physician and patient. As CCO of Propeller Health, he leads the company's San Francisco office and oversees the pharma BD, health system and payer sales, clinical and medical affairs and data science teams. “One app…
Workplace digital assistant startup Capacity raises $13.2M from Midwestern VCs

Workplace digital assistant startup Capacity raises $13.2M from Midwestern VCs

Solving information scatter inside enterprises seems to be the founding idea behind dozens of enterprise software startups. Capacity, which recently rebranded from Jane.ai, is raising new cash to tackle the issue with its corporate data search platform. The company just closed a $13.2 million Series B was funded entirely by Midwestern private investors and angels.…
Who gets to own your digital identity?

Who gets to own your digital identity?

Christoffer O. Hernæs Contributor Christoffer O. Hernæs is chief digital officer of Sbanken, Norway's first digital-only bank and leading challenger bank. More posts by this contributor “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog,” was stated in the legendary New York Times cartoon that captured the spirit of privacy and anonymity in the early days…
Fundo is a new digital meet-and-greet service for creators from Google’s Area 120 incubator

Fundo is a new digital meet-and-greet service for creators from Google’s Area 120 incubator

Google’s Area 120 incubator has a new project: the fantastically named Fundo, a digital meet-and-greet service for creators, revealed today in a report from Variety. What is Fundo? Well, it’s not the name of an adorable, floppy-haired dog, although I can understand why that would be your first impression. No, Fundo is an online meet-and-greet…
Toolkit for digital abuse could help victims protect themselves

Toolkit for digital abuse could help victims protect themselves

Domestic abuse comes in digital forms as well as physical and emotional, but a lack of tools to address this kind of behavior leaves many victims unprotected and desperate for help. This Cornell project aims to define and detect digital abuse in a systematic way. Digital abuse may be many things: hacking the victim’s computer,…
GRID 2 Has Been Delisted From Digital Storefronts – GameSpot

GRID 2 Has Been Delisted From Digital Storefronts – GameSpot

GRID 2, the 2013 sequel to Race Driver: GRID, is no longer available on digital storefronts across PC, PS3 or Xbox 360.The game has been removed from sale, and while the reasons for this aren't clear, odds are that rights to cars, tracks, or music may have expired. Race Driver: GRID was similarly delisted in…
How Digital Advertising Markets Really Work

How Digital Advertising Markets Really Work

The same digital ad, on the same website, at the same time, has a different value depending on the consumer being targeted.  This article appears in the Summer 2019 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  A rapid-fire series of announcements in June foreshadow an increase in antitrust scrutiny of the tech companies that…

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FAA tells airlines MacBook Pros with defective batteries can’t fly

No fly list — MacBook Pros subject to Apple's June recall are banned from US flights. Timothy B. Lee - Aug 14, 2019 6:16 pm UTC The 2015 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro.The Federal Aviation Administration has banned certain 15-inch MacBook Pros with potentially defective batteries from US flights. The move, which follows Apple's June recall…
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