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Alexa For Hospitality Lets Amazon Follow You On Vacation

For those averse to talking on the phone, hotel stays can resemble a war of attrition, testing your mettle to see how long you’ll go without calling the front desk and admitting you forgot to pack your toothbrush. But Amazon’s new Alexa for Hospitality s...

There Is No Reason To Like A Facebook Page

Full disclosure: I “like” 256 brand pages on Facebook. Further disclosure: I actually don’t like how the majority of those 256 Pages are using Facebook. A cursory glance shows that many of these Pages haven’t posted a thing in several months, and many,...

DNA For Sale: Ancestry Wants Your Spit, Your DNA And Your Trust. Should You Give Them All 3?

LEHI, Utah — It markets its DNA kits with promises that tug at the heartstrings: Discover ancestor...

Apple iCloud Data In China Now Stored By State-Owned Company

A state-owned telecommunications company in China now stores the iCloud data for Apple’s China-bas...

How Silicon Valley Became a Den of Spies

SAN FRANCISCO—In the fall of 1989, during the Cold War’s wan and washed-out final months, the Be...

Welcome To The Quiet Skies

Federal air marshals have begun following ordinary US citizens not suspected of a crime or on any te...

St. Louis University Is Installing Amazon Alexa-Enabled Echo Dots Campus-Wide

The first college or university in the nation is installing Alexa-enabled AmazonEcho Dots in every...

Who Needs Democracy When You Have Data?

In 1955, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov published a short story about an experiment in “elect...

96 Percent of Google Search Results for ‘Trump’ News Are from Liberal Media Outlets

Is Google manipulating its algorithm to prioritize left-leaning news outlets in their coverage of Pr...