The authorities in a number of countries say the company is unfairly using its leverage over consumers to extract personal information from them. NYT > Technology

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The new service is aimed at anyone who doesn’t want to risk a package being stolen from a porch and can’t receive an order at work. NYT > Technology

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The video-sharing site said it took down more than eight million videos in the fourth quarter of 2017. The vast majority were flagged by computers. NYT > Technology

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Propel, a start-up, was begun to bring convenience and new services to food stamp recipients. A big government contractor is getting in the way. NYT > Technology

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Facebook and Google are dealing with a privacy backlash and new European rules on data collection. The rules, though, may not be as damaging to the companies as they appear. NYT > Technology

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Devious code is sending people to fraudulent quiz and contest pages, so ignore that “lucky winner” notice and run a security scan. NYT > Technology

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Many of Amazon’s opponents have struggled for years to be heard. Now they have the country’s most powerful bullhorn — President Trump — on their side. NYT > Technology

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Gary Gensler, who once led the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, has joined M.I.T., where he is warning about potential problems for virtual currencies. NYT > Technology

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Decades ago, Nigel Oakes believed it was possible, using science, to influence human behavior on a mass scale. That ultimately led to data mining. NYT > Technology

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The shortage, caused by government policies, poses a challenge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was also responsible for India’s last cash crisis. NYT > Technology

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