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Aarti Shahani

Aarti Shahani appears in the following:

Smartphones Are Used To Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cyberstalking has transformed domestic abuse in the U.S. Tracking tools called spyware make it cheap and easy for someone to monitor a partner secretly, 24 hours a day.

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Is Amazon's Failed Phone A Cautionary Tale?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

While Apple unveils a futuristic new smart watch, Amazon slashes prices on its smartphone for shoppers. Both companies are searching for the innovation sweet spot in mobile.

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Apple Pay Wants To Be Your Mobile Wallet

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

At a product event on Tuesday, Apple announced a mobile payment system called Apple Pay. CEO Tim Cook says that Apple Pay will provide a secure way to make transactions using one of Apple's devices.

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The Myth Of The Private Naked Selfie

Thursday, September 04, 2014

When hackers steal credit card numbers, the banks and major retailers pay. When they steal personal photos from an Apple account, the user shoulders the cost and can't take back the images.

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Pew Study: Facebook, Twitter Users Held Back Views On Snowden

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Pew Research Center report shows that Americans were more willing to have a conversation about NSA leaker Edward Snowden face-to-face than in discussion groups on Facebook or Twitter.

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Some Call For More Sharing In Ridesharing

Monday, August 25, 2014

A researcher says startups Uber and Lyft aren't really ridesharing services. An emerging set of services being tested promises to be more about sharing and less about being like taxis.

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Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?

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When Hackers Test For Flaws, They Might Earn Cash — Or Threats

Friday, August 08, 2014

Security researchers use their hacking skills to look for security holes that companies should fix. But their good intentions aren't always appreciated by the organizations they investigate.

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Is Your Watch Or Thermostat A Spy? Cybersecurity Firms Are On It

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The Internet can reside in almost anything inside your home, which heightens opportunities for hacking your personal privacy. Cybersecurity firms face the tall task of keeping you protected.

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Taking Stock Of 2 Tech Giants: What's Next For Apple And Microsoft

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Microsoft's new CEO is getting a lot of love from Wall Street, but the company is struggling to stay relevant. And Apple has found its footing again, mostly through a massive stock buyback program.

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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

Monday, July 21, 2014

Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

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Microsoft Announces Largest Job Cut In Its History

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Microsoft plans to eliminate as many as 18,000 jobs over the next year — about 14 percent of its global workforce. The cuts would be the largest in the company's history. Microsoft recently acquired Nokia's mobile phone business, which boosted its head count by 25,000 and most of the cuts will be in that area.

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Visa Makes Big Move To Boost Consumer Spending Online

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ever try shopping on your smartphone and decide you don't want to put in your credit card number? Visa says it's a big problem and came up with a tool that combines improved security and convenience.

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In Europe, Google Stumbles Between Free Speech And Privacy

Monday, July 14, 2014

Europe's highest court left Google with the responsibility of balancing the privacy rights of citizens with the public interest — and it's a tough balancing act.

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In Google Newsroom, Brazil Defeat Is Not A Headline

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Google is mining its search data from the World Cup games, trying to make factoids that go viral. Its "newsroom" is focused on happy thoughts, not sad ones — like Brazil's brutal defeat.

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Facebook Apologizes For Manipulation; Data Research Likely To Go On

Friday, July 04, 2014

A mood study that Facebook conducted on unwitting users has been criticized. Data science plays an integral role at Facebook — for bottom line reasons, and in collaboration with academic researchers.

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Apps That Share, Or Scalp, Public Parking Spots

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

A new breed of tech company is offering mobile apps to help drivers using public, metered parking spots sell them to the highest bidder. But in San Francisco, city officials want to put a stop to it.

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An Algorithm Is A Curator At The Sept. 11 Museum

Monday, June 30, 2014

Curators at the September 11 Memorial and Museum came up with a novel solution to the problem of interpreting the tragedy. They put a computer algorithm in charge of an exhibit. But is it objective?

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Is A Threat On Facebook Real? Supreme Court Will Weigh In

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving perceived death threats on Facebook. The court and the company could have starkly different approaches to identifying credible threats.

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Software That Sees Employees, Not Outsiders, As The Real Threat

Monday, June 16, 2014

Security software that's meant to prevent data loss in firms is shifting the focus to employee behavior, monitoring activity round-the-clock in search of bad intent. But will bosses go too far?

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