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How Stalkerware Technology Made It Easy For My Abusive Ex To Spy On Me

How Stalkerware Technology Made It Easy For My Abusive Ex To Spy On Me

“If your partner is suspicious of your activity, questions you about your whereabouts and actions, and asks to see your phone or computer to check your messages or phone records, these are red flags that they might be using or considering stalkerware technology,” advises Drouin. “As much of the stalkerware technology runs in the background…
Wildfires are getting worse. Can new technology make us safer?

Wildfires are getting worse. Can new technology make us safer?

Wildfires are getting more intense. In fact, 2018 was the worst recorded year for wildfires in California with almost 2 million acres burning down. Part of this is caused by climate change, which is happening all around us. You might say the escalating wildfires are a giant SOS signal asking us to pay attention. But…
Reevaluating the role of technology in our lives

Reevaluating the role of technology in our lives

Every story is a tech story. We live in a world where algorithms drive our interests, scientists are re-engineering our food supply, and a robot may be your next boss. Tune in every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday mornings as Vox’s Arielle Duhaime-Ross explores why — and how — tech is changing everything. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts…
How facial recognition became the most feared technology in the US

How facial recognition became the most feared technology in the US

Facial recognition is having a moment. Across the US, local politicians and national lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have started introducing rules that bar law enforcement agencies from using facial recognition technology to surveil everyday citizens. In just the past few months, three cities — San Francisco, Oakland, and Somerville, Massachusetts — have…
San Francisco’s facial recognition technology ban, explained

San Francisco’s facial recognition technology ban, explained

San Francisco is the first major city to ban local government agencies’ use of facial recognition, becoming a leader in regulating technology criticized for its potential to expand widespread government surveillance and reinforce police bias. The “Stop Secret Surveillance” ordinance passed 8-1 in a vote by the city’s board of supervisors Tuesday. The ordinance will…
Exclusive: DNC Appoints First Woman Chief Technology Officer

Exclusive: DNC Appoints First Woman Chief Technology Officer

According to the organization, for the first time ever, all three of the people in senior leadership positions on the tech team are women, as is 52% of the entire tech team. These hires come on the heels of the DNC appointing three women of color to top leadership positions, including Waikinya Clanton, senior advisor…
7 to-do list hacks that’ll help you be more productive every day

7 to-do list hacks that’ll help you be more productive every day

We all know writing a list is one of the easiest ways to make sure we get everything we need to do done. But there may be some to-do list hacks that can help us be way more productive. In search for our answer, we turned to the expert herself for some advice on how…
The best budgeting apps and tools

The best budgeting apps and tools

This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Ladders may earn affiliate commissions. After researching nearly 50 budgeting apps, having eight people test six of them in their daily lives, speaking with three financial experts, and reading through a half-dozen personal finance books,…
5 tips when looking for a new job over the age of 40

5 tips when looking for a new job over the age of 40

When I look in the mirror, for the first 5 seconds I still see a twenty- year -old. Then the visible wrinkles around my eyes and jowls provide a friendly reminder that I’m not twenty anymore. At that moment in the mirror, I challenge myself physically as I don’t feel like I’m over forty, and…
Facebook hack exposes personal data of 50 million users

Facebook hack exposes personal data of 50 million users

Maybe you were like me and woke up to your Facebook account forcibly logged out this Friday. Now we know more about why. On Friday, Facebook announced that a cyber attack earlier this week exposed the personal information of up to 50 million users, and as a safety measure, around 90 million users were being…

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