Data-Mining and Database Marketing

I Tried to Live Without the Tech Giants. It Was Impossible.

The chief executives of Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple were called before a House antitrust committee this week, ostensibly to answer questions about whether they have too much power and whether that

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‘This Is a New Phase’: Europe Shifts Tactics to Limit Tech’s Power

The momentum in the United States is set to grow. The Justice Department is expected to announce an antitrust case against Google in the coming weeks. The Federal Trade Commission and state

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Don’t Ban TikTok. Make an Example of It.

For a while, it seemed that TikTok might dodge the techlash. After all, what could be problematic about a short-form video app featuring a bunch of teenagers and 20-somethings doing choreographed dances,

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Virus-Tracing Apps Are Rife With Problems. Governments Are Rushing to Fix Them.

In April, Norway released a smartphone app, Smittestopp or “stop infection,” that records users who come into close contact for more than 15 minutes and sends alerts if they have been exposed

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Can an Algorithm Predict the Pandemic’s Next Moves?

The Google Flu Trends algorithm, as it is known, performed poorly. For instance, it continually overestimated doctor visits, later evaluations found, because of limitations of the data and the influence of outside

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Amazon Set to Face Antitrust Charges in European Union

This month, Ms. Vestager signaled more action against American tech giants, including giving her office added antitrust powers to address structural competition problems within an industry rather than just individual cases against

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