2017’s Best Technology Tips and Tricks: You Asked, We Answered by J. D. BIERSDORFER


By J. D. BIERSDORFER

Readers of The Times’s personal technology section had lots of questions. Here we highlight the most compelling — in terms of their connection to current events or in reader response.

Published: December 12, 2017 at 02:00PM

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How 2017 Became a Turning Point for Tech Giants by FARHAD MANJOO


By FARHAD MANJOO

For the first time, big tech companies began to accept responsibility in 2017 for how their platforms affect the world. The scope of that change remains unclear.

Published: December 12, 2017 at 02:00PM

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I Was Wrong About Bitcoin. Here’s Why. by KEVIN ROOSE


By KEVIN ROOSE

Our columnist predicted in 2013 that Bitcoin, then a new digital currency, would soon die. He points to five assumptions he got wrong.

Published: December 11, 2017 at 02:00PM

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Indiegogo Goes Where Few Companies Dare: Into Initial Coin Offerings by NATHANIEL POPPER


By NATHANIEL POPPER

I.C.O.s have been big this year, but few established names have touched them. Indiegogo, the crowdfunding site, is looking to change that.

Published: December 11, 2017 at 02:00PM

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Net Neutrality Protests Move Online, Yet Big Tech Is Quiet by CECILIA KANG, DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI, NICK WINGFIELD and MIKE ISAAC


By CECILIA KANG, DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI, NICK WINGFIELD and MIKE ISAAC

While some technology companies used their websites to proclaim support for equal internet access, some of the giants, including Google and Microsoft, laid low.

Published: December 11, 2017 at 02:00PM

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Protecting Your Data When Using Browser Extensions by J. D. BIERSDORFER


By J. D. BIERSDORFER

Those useful little programs that expand your web browser’s powers sometimes require a lot of access to your personal information.

Published: December 11, 2017 at 02:00PM

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The ‘Alt-Right’ Created a Parallel Internet. It’s an Unholy Mess. by KEVIN ROOSE


By KEVIN ROOSE

Hard-right activists, censored and banned by Twitter and Facebook, tried to create their own digital services. But they appear to have hit obstacles.

Published: December 10, 2017 at 02:00PM

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