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11 things you can do to stop being manipulated by your phone, according to the tech experts featured in Netflix’s ‘The Social Dilemma’

Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma” explores our deeply-entrenched societal addiction to social media and what large tech firms stand to gain from our engagement on the platforms. The film has been among the most-watched programs since it was released on the service on September 9 and features commentary from top industry […]
11 things you can do to stop being manipulated by your phone, according to the tech experts featured in Netflix’s ‘The Social Dilemma’
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16 ways to go on a digital cleanse if you use Google products religiously

If your new year’s resolution was “spend less time on my phone,” it can already feel challenging to stick to it. Google has some built-in tools to help you relax and de-stress, or use less technology altogether. There are 16 hidden features inside Google’s most popular products to help you […]
16 ways to go on a digital cleanse if you use Google products religiously
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NYU professor says Facebook should pay taxes for making us less productive

Adam Alter, author of ‘‘Irresistible,” thinks we should focus on companies rather than consumers to curve tech addiction. Alter mentions how German car manufacturer Daimler automatically deletes emails sent to employees while they’re on vacation so that they can come back to work rejuvenated. Alter also believes governments should tax […]
NYU professor says Facebook should pay taxes for making us less productive
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Teens would rather break their bones than lose their phones

With access to apps that instantly connects us to millions of users, much of our day is spent hunched over a screen. Adam Alter, author of ‘‘Irresistible,” explores the rise of technology addiction – specifically in teenagers. The following is a transcript of the video. Adam Alter: Nomophobia is a […]
Teens would rather break their bones than lose their phones
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Americans say Facebook is worse for society than Walmart or McDonald’s

A survey of 2,000 Americans showed people believe Facebook has more negative effects on society than Walmart or McDonald’s. Facebook has spent the last several months working to eliminate fake news from users’ feeds. Former Facebook executives have also publicly condemned the platform as destructive to society. Walmart and McDonald’s […]
Americans say Facebook is worse for society than Walmart or McDonald’s
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We don’t need tech to become less addictive — we just need it to be better

The tech industry has been under increased scrutiny lately over the potential negative effects of its products. Many critics are charging that smartphones, social networks, and other tech products and services are encouraging “addiction” – but that’s likely overstating the case. Few people’s interactions with their devices or services actually […]
We don’t need tech to become less addictive  —  we just need it to be better