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From Our NYT Files: Unknown Tech Brands Aren’t Like Groceries. Don’t Just Grab Them.

From Our NYT Files: Unknown Tech Brands Aren’t Like Groceries. Don’t Just Grab Them.

If there was one broad takeaway from the data leak involving Cambridge Analytica, the voter profiling firm that obtained private information from up to 87 million Facebook accounts, it’s that you should hesitate before sharing your data with an unknown brand.

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From Our NYT Files: F.B.I.’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

From Our NYT Files: F.B.I.’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

Hoping to thwart a sophisticated malware system linked to Russia that has infected hundreds of thousands of internet routers, the F.B.I. has made an urgent request to anybody with one of the devices: Turn it off, and then turn it back on.

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From Our NYT Files: When Passion and Technology Meet

From Our NYT Files: When Passion and Technology Meet

Innovators are creating new ways to use technology and help solve problems.

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From Our NYT Files:What Advertising History Says About the Future of Fake News

From Our NYT Files:What Advertising History Says About the Future of Fake News

Jordan Peele, the comedian turned horror-movie director, recently made a video meant to give American voters shivers of dread.

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From Our NYT Files: A Salad Primed for the Grill

From Our NYT Files: A Salad Primed for the Grill

Some cooks — those rugged types flipping burgers in ski gloves — grill outside no matter the weather. Still others live in temperate climates (all of you with lemon trees, you know who you are).

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From Our NYT Files: I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes.

From Our NYT Files: I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes.

When I downloaded a copy of my Facebook data last week, I didn’t expect to see much. My profile is sparse, I rarely post anything on the site, and I seldom click on ads. (I’m what some call a Facebook “lurker.”) But when I opened my file, it was like opening Pandora’s box.

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From Our NYT Files: Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data.

From Our NYT Files: Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data.

Google has far more data about us than Facebook. Yet unlike Mark Zuckerberg’s social networking empire, which has been under fire for improperly leaking user data, Google has sidestepped controversy.

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From Our NYT Files: 15 Pop Music Festivals to Catch This Summer

From Our NYT Files: 15 Pop Music Festivals to Catch This Summer

From SZA in New York to Post Malone in Chicago, concerts across the country you don’t want to miss this season. We also picked our favorite festivals in theater, dance and classical music.

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From Our NYT Files: How Much Is That Sneaker in the Window?

From Our NYT Files: How Much Is That Sneaker in the Window?

To walk into the 3,000-square-foot Stadium Goods store in SoHo is to be confronted by rows and rows of pristine, shrink-wrapped athletic footwear. Look closely and you might be a little stunned by the price tags.

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From Our NYT Files: From Super Bowl to David Bowie, V.I.P. Treatment Awaits

From Our NYT Files: From Super Bowl to David Bowie, V.I.P. Treatment Awaits

M.G. Orender rattles off a list of the great sporting events he has attended: the Super Bowl, the Olympic Games, the Kentucky Derby, the United States Open (tennis and golf), the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500.

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