Google says it’s making Chrome more private, but advertisers will still track you

Photo Illustration by Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images It’s a tightrope walk. Under mounting pressure from the public, Google, like Facebook, says it now wants to give users more control over their data that it shares with advertisers. But is that enough? Google on Thursday said that it would create a “Privacy Sandbox” — a new set of standards on its Google Chrome web browser that, in Google’s view, will “build a more private…

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Why the US and Iran are fighting over this tiny waterway

The strategic importance of the Strait of Hormuz. The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow waterway that lies between Iran and Oman. Dozens of tankers carry oil through the 21-mile-wide passage each day. This flow of oil represents 20 percent of the world’s supply. Most of the tankers traveling through the Strait of Hormuz are bound for Asia. But an attack on any tanker there, regardless of its destination, can affect the price of oil…

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The bizarre-even-by-Trump-standards last 72 hours, explained

Trump speaks to reporters outside the White House on Wednesday. | AFP/Getty Images From an ill-fated attempt to purchase Greenland to God comparisons, the last three days have been a lot. President Donald Trump repeatedly threatened to release ISIS fighters in Europe as a form of punishment for countries like Germany and France; said he’s strongly considering trying to change the Constitution by executive order (it doesn’t work that way); indicated he hasn’t ruled out…

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Why Spider-Man’s future in the MCU isn’t as bleak as it seems

Robert Downey, Jr. and Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming. | Sony Sony and Marvel both benefit greatly from keeping Spider-Man in the MCU. Both studios know this. Toward the end of Avengers: Endgame, Hawkeye is running with the Infinity Gauntlet, and asks Captain America what to do with it. To save the universe, they and their fellow Avengers need to get the Infinity Stones it holds to a safe place. But standing in their way…

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Here’s how to listen to Lover, Taylor Swift’s latest album

Taylor Swift performs on ABC’s Good Morning America at SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, on August 22, 2019, in New York City. | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for ABA Taylor Swift kept Reputation off streaming services for a month after its release — but with Lover, she’s embracing streaming. Thursday at midnight, Taylor Swift is going to drop her latest album, Lover. And if you were around for the release of her last album, Reputation,…

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