Tag Archives: Apps

The sharing economy helps women find new economic opportunities in Jordan

New technology has created new options for women in Jordan. Jasmin Merdan/Getty Images Allison Jacobs Anderson, University of Washington Across the world, women face online stalking, threats to their reputation and surveillance or monitoring of their online activities. In many countries, threats to safety and privacy limit women’s access to information and communication technologies. I’m a scholar of gender and …

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7 in 10 smartphone apps share your data with third-party services

Where are all the data going? nmedia via shutterstock.com Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, University of California, Berkeley and Srikanth Sundaresan, Princeton University Our mobile phones can reveal a lot about ourselves: where we live and work; who our family, friends and acquaintances are; how (and even what) we communicate with them; and our personal habits. With all the information stored on them, …

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Our smartphone addiction is killing us – can apps that limit screen time offer a lifeline?

The solution to too much screen time may just be more apps. THE YOOTH/Shutterstock.com

The solution to too much screen time may just be more apps. THE YOOTH/Shutterstock.com Ashley Whillans, Harvard Business School We’re squandering increasing amounts of time distracted by our phones. And that’s taking a serious toll on our mental and physical well-being. Perhaps ironically, software developers themselves have been on the forefront of efforts to solve this problem by creating apps …

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