Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era

By CECILIA KANG March 23, 2017 WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers moved to dismantle landmark internet privacy protections for individuals on Thursday, the first decisive strike against telecommunications and technology regulations created during the Obama administration and a harbinger for more deregulation to come. In a 50-to-48 vote largely along party lines, the Senate Republican… Continue reading

Smartwatches at a Crossroads, and Some Analysts are Optimistic

By MIKE IVES March 23, 2017 HONG KONG — Some battery-powered watches at Fossil’s flagship store here have traditional minute and second hands, but their displays sync with a user’s smartphone and offer calendar notifications, activity-tracking functions and automatic time-zone updates. This “hybrid smartwatch” line, introduced last summer, appeals to technologically savvy buyers who… Continue reading

Now on Twitter: Chelsea Clinton, Unbound

By KATIE ROGERS March 23, 2017 In the months leading to the 2016 presidential election, Democratic voters had a consistent place to look for updates on Hillary Clinton’s campaign: her daughter’s Twitter feed. From reports on her campus visits to FaceTime sessions with supporters, Chelsea Clinton’s tweets were positive, inclusive and unfailingly on message…. Continue reading