That Game on Your Phone May Be Tracking What You’re Watching on TV – The New York Times

Android screenshots of the app Honey Quest, which uses technology that keeps tabs on the viewing habits of its users. At first glance, the gaming apps — with names like “Pool 3D,” “Beer Pong: Trickshot” and “Real Bowling Strike 10 Pin” — seem innocuous. One called “Honey Quest” features Jumbo, an animated bear. Yet these […]

Projections Before the Polls Close: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? – The New York Times

close story-meta-footer Photo Voting in Ohio during the 2012 presidential election. Low turnout early in the day among demographic groups likelier to vote for President Obama made his campaign team think he was going to lose the state (he didn’t). Credit Michael F. McElroy for The New York Times In the history of the Obama […]

Ad Blockers and the Nuisance at the Heart of the Modern Web – The New York Times

Today ad-blocking is mostly restricted to desktop web browsers. But iOS 9, Apple’s latest mobile operating system, will include support for ad blockers when it becomes available in the fall. Several ad-blocking firms are already creating apps for the new OS; when it’s out, you’ll simply download an ad blocker and no longer have to […]