New York Times: How to Stop Apps From Tracking Your Location

New York Times: How to Stop Apps From Tracking Your Location. “At least 75 companies receive people’s precise location data from hundreds of apps whose users enable location services for benefits such as weather alerts, The New York Times found. The companies use, store or sell the information to help advertisers, investment firms and others. You can head off much of the tracking on your own device by spending a few minutes changing settings. The information below applies primarily to people in the United States.”

MIT Technology Review: Your smartphone’s AI algorithms could tell if you are depressed

MIT Technology Review: Your smartphone’s AI algorithms could tell if you are depressed. “Depression is a huge problem for millions of people, and it is often compounded by poor mental-health support and stigma. Early diagnosis can help, but many mental disorders are difficult to detect. The machine-learning algorithms that let smartphones identify faces or respond to our voices could help provide a universal and low-cost way of spotting the early signs and getting treatment where it’s needed. “

Medium: Six Years With a Distraction-Free iPhone

Medium: Six Years With a Distraction-Free iPhone. “Over the years, as new apps came out — Facebook, Instagram, news, games, etc — I installed them. They were shiny, they were free, and they helped me ‘get my money’s worth’ out of my phone. Every app created new responsibilities. More inboxes to check and more feeds to read. Every app latched onto my brain, tethering my phone to my skull with invisible string.”

Google Blog: Bringing Google Fi to more people on Android and iOS

Google Blog: Bringing Google Fi to more people on Android and iOS. “Starting today, Project Fi is available on more phones: our plan now works with the majority of Android devices and iPhones. And since we’re officially expanding our device support, we’re making our name more official, too: we’re now Google Fi.”