Technology

Read our coverage of the technology sector in Seattle, the Puget Sound area and Northwest. We follow startups and venture capital in fields such as cloud services, on-demand markets, supercomputing, enterprise software, gaming and virtual reality. Topics include Uber, Zillow, Redfin, Avvo, Vive, Oculus, Tableau, Zillow, Expedia, Cray, T-Mobile, Valve, Inrix, and of course Microsoft and Amazon.

Everyone wants your email address. Think twice before sharing it.

When you browse the web, an increasing number of sites and apps are asking for a piece of basic information that you probably hand over without hesitation: your email address. It may seem harmless, but when you enter your email, you’re sharing a lot more than just that. (Derek Abella/The New York Times)

Your email address has become a digital bread crumb for companies to link your activity across sites. Here’s how you can limit this.

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The Turing test used to be the gold standard for proving machine intelligence. This generation of bots is racing past it. We need to stay calm — and develop a new test. (Ricardo Rey/The New York Times) — FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH NYT STORY CHATBOTS INTELLIGENCE BY CADE METZ FOR JAN. 22, 2022. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. — XNYT53 XNYT53

How smart are the robots getting?

As the latest technologies emerge, it is now obvious that scientists must rethink and reshape how they track the progress of artificial intelligence. Updated