Finally, NYTimes allows one to customize the app. I’m glad I didn’t cancel my subscription. Now my paper has zero (zeee-row!) Trump, no identity screechers, no mentions of racismsexismwhitesupremacy, and no opinion columns.
And it turns out that it can be a great paper. I read very good pieces about architecture, surveillance capitalism, automation and the future of work, travel, and cooking. Every time I open the app, I squint because I don’t want even a glimpse of the severely idiotic front page, and press the FOR YOU tab. That tab is like a haven of normalcy I created for myself inside the paper.
By the way, I highly recommend Glenn Gerstel’s article “I Work for N.S.A. We Cannot Afford to Lose the Digital Revolution. Technology is about to upend our entire national security infrastructure.” The entire “Privacy Project” at NYTimes kicks ass.