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James Simons’s Foundation Starts New Institute for Computing, Big Data

Photo James and Marilyn Simons. Credit Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times A new private research institute financed by the billionaire James H. Simons in New York will develop software tools and apply cutting edge computing techniques to science often ...

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James Simons’s Foundation Starts New Institute for Computing, Big Data

A new private research institute financed by the billionaire James H. Simons in New York will develop software tools and apply cutting edge computing techniques to science often not possible in academia and industry. Researchers this week will start moving ...

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Secret Backdoor in Some U.S. Phones Sent Data to China, Analysts Say

Photo Security contractors recently discovered preinstalled software in some Android phones that monitors where users go, whom they talk to and what they write in text messages. Credit Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press WASHINGTON — For about $ 50, you can get ...

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Bits: Daily Report: The Feds Can’t Resist Silicon Valley’s Data

Photo A laptop open to Yahoo’s email login page. Credit Cole Wilson for The New York Times A gentle reminder: The Justice Department backing off demands that Apple help it break the security of an iPhone six months ago does ...

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U.S. Tech Giants Are Investing Billions to Keep Data in Europe

In the battle to dominate Europe’s cloud computing market, American tech giants are spending big to build up their local credibility. Amazon Web Services, the largest player, announced last week that it would soon open multiple data centers in France ...

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Feature: Can New Technology Bring Baseball’s Data Revolution to Fielding?

For the rest of the game, I watched Bradley on every pitch. Occasionally he began moving even before the batter made contact. His sense of where the ball would go seemed uncanny. When I asked Willman about this, he looked ...

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Facebook Ordered to Stop Collecting Data on WhatsApp Users in Germany

When WhatsApp, the internet messaging app, announced last month that it was starting to share some of its users’ online information with Facebook, its parent company, many users expressed anger that their digital privacy could be put at risk. Now, ...

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Hackers Trawl User Data in Hopes a Small Target Will Lead to a Big One

At this point, they’d have a lot to work with. In the two years since Yahoo believes the hackers first penetrated its network, state-sponsored hackers have stolen tens of millions of records from the insurance companies Anthem and Premera Blue ...

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Yahoo Says Hackers Stole Data on 500 Million Users in 2014

Photo The announcement of the breach at Yahoo comes as Verizon Communications moves forward with its $ 4.8 billion acquisition of the company. Credit Mike Blake/Reuters SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo announced Thursday that the account information of least 500 million ...

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With Wearable Tech Deals, New Player Data Is Up for Grabs

“There’s not a lot of protections for players,” said Tatiana Melnik, a health care lawyer, who noted that the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act applies to medical records but not this kind of information. She, too, noted that ...

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