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Facebook and Twitter Remove Accounts Connected to China

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The social media giants removed a large number of accounts that promoted Covid-19 conspiracy theories and undermined reports of human rights abuses.

December 2nd 2021, 6:52 am

Square Is Renamed Block, Perhaps Signaling Jack Dorsey's Crypto Ambitions

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Mr. Dorsey has in recent years grown more fascinated by cryptocurrencies and the promise of technological decentralization that blockchain technology could allow for.

December 1st 2021, 6:05 pm

How to Store Your Covid Vaccine Card or Test Results on Your Phone

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To plan for safe travels and gatherings this holiday season, here are some simple ways to take your Covid-related health data with you.

December 1st 2021, 5:50 am

Big Tech ‘Amplification’: What Does That Mean?

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Some lawmakers from both parties argue that when social media sites boost the performance of hateful or violent posts, the sites become accomplices.

December 1st 2021, 5:50 am

What Will Art Look Like in the Metaverse?

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Mark Zuckerberg wants us thinking about visual art when we contemplate his company’s new venture. Artists should take the suggestion seriously.

December 1st 2021, 5:50 am

How Cute Cats Help Spread Misinformation Online

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A mainstay of the internet is regularly used to build audiences for people and organizations pushing false and misleading information.

December 1st 2021, 5:50 am

Prosecutors Push Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos to Take Responsibility

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Under cross-examination, the founder of the failed blood testing start-up defended herself but admitted that she had made mistakes.

November 30th 2021, 8:36 pm

Twitter Will Take Down Pictures of People Posted Without Their Permission

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The company said the policy was consistent with privacy laws in the European Union and elsewhere.

November 30th 2021, 6:21 pm

Jim Warren, Early Influencer in Personal Computing, Dies at 85

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He personified the blend of technical enthusiasm and counterculture values that shaped the industry, launching the West Coast Computer Faire in the 1970s.

November 30th 2021, 6:21 pm

Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Departure Hints at Big Tech’s Restlessness

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Jack Dorsey, who is stepping down after six years as Twitter’s chief executive, is one of the tech leaders who seem to have grown tired of managing their empires.

November 30th 2021, 6:21 pm

Head of Meta’s Crypto Efforts, David Marcus, Is Leaving the Company

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David Marcus had most recently spearheaded Meta’s push into a global digital currency.

November 30th 2021, 6:21 pm

Jack Dorsey’s Departure From Twitter Hints at Social Media’s Midlife Crisis

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Jack Dorsey’s departure after six years as Twitter’s chief executive hints at how little fun the titans of tech seem to be having.

November 30th 2021, 1:33 pm

Investors Snap Up Metaverse Real Estate in a Virtual Land Boom

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Transactions for properties in digital realms are jumping, guided by the same principle in the physical world: location, location, location.

November 30th 2021, 9:05 am

Amazon Union Vote in Alabama Is a Step Closer to Being Overturned

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A regional office of the National Labor Relations Board said management’s victory in an earlier election should be overturned. The company can appeal.

November 29th 2021, 6:59 pm

Clearview AI fined $22.6 million by U.K. privacy commissioner.

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The Information Commissioner’s Office said it fined Clearview AI for failing to inform British residents that it was collecting billions of photos from sites including Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to build its facial recognition software.

November 29th 2021, 6:59 pm

Elizabeth Holmes Testimony: Updates From Day 4

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Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the failed blood testing start-up Theranos, took the stand for a fourth day on Monday.

November 29th 2021, 6:59 pm

Elizabeth Holmes Says Former Boyfriend Abused Her

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Ms. Holmes, the founder of the failed blood testing start-up Theranos, blamed Ramesh Balwani, the former No. 2 at the company.

November 29th 2021, 6:59 pm

Who Is Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s New C.E.O.?

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A longtime Twitter insider and a confidant of co-founder Jack Dorsey, Mr. Agrawal takes over as the social media company confronts various challenges.

November 29th 2021, 6:59 pm

What Uber’s Spies Really Did

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A former co-worker accused the men of wiretapping their colleagues, hacking foreign governments and stealing trade secrets. It wasn’t true, but the allegations still follow them.

November 29th 2021, 12:13 pm

Jack Dorsey Expected to Step Down as C.E.O. of Twitter

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The social media pioneer, whose name has become synonymous with the company, will be replaced by Twitter’s chief technology officer, Parag Agrawal.

November 29th 2021, 12:13 pm

Could Roads Recharge Electric Cars? The Technology May Be Close.

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But challenges await, including technical issues, regulatory barriers and many miles of highway.

November 29th 2021, 6:58 am

Hunt for the ‘Blood Diamond of Batteries’ Impedes Green Energy Push

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Dangerous mining conditions plague Congo, home to the world’s largest supply of cobalt, a key ingredient in electric cars. A leadership battle threatens reforms.

November 29th 2021, 6:58 am

Uber Survived the Spying Scandal. Their Careers Didn’t.

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A former co-worker accused the men of wiretapping their colleagues, hacking foreign governments and stealing trade secrets. It wasn’t true, but the allegations still follow them.

November 28th 2021, 3:28 am

Pinterest Pledges $50 Million on Reforms to Resolve Discrimination Allegations

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Shareholders had accused Pinterest’s board of directors of failing to respond to a pervasive culture of discrimination and retaliation against women and people of color.

November 25th 2021, 3:16 am

Space Pagans and Smartphone Witches: Where Tech Meets Mysticism

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The internet allows us to discover, select and combine the spiritual traditions that suit us best. In a new exhibition, artists are exploring the connections between ancient beliefs and futuristic systems.

November 24th 2021, 6:46 pm

A Fix-It Job for Government Tech

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To build trust in the government, it would help if the website worked.

November 24th 2021, 6:46 pm

Adam Mosseri, Instagram's Head, Agrees to Testify Before Congress

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This will be the first time Adam Mosseri, a trusted lieutenant to Mark Zuckerberg, will appear before lawmakers under oath.

November 24th 2021, 6:46 pm

YassifyBot and 'Yassification' Memes, Explained

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A new Twitter account has amassed a following by sharing highly filtered versions of well-known images.

November 24th 2021, 6:46 pm

The Best Tech Gifts That Aren’t Gadgets

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Supply-chain disruptions may make it tough to buy devices, but the most thoughtful presents were never tangible to begin with.

November 24th 2021, 9:31 am

Australian Minister Wins Defamation Case Over Tweet

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A government minister sued and won over a brief Twitter post that called him a “rape apologist.” A journalist sees “asymmetric warfare.”

November 24th 2021, 7:00 am

How the $4 Trillion Flood of Covid Relief Is Funding the Future

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From broadband to transportation to high-tech medical manufacturing, benefits from America’s pandemic money infusion will linger.

November 24th 2021, 5:46 am

Ifeoma Ozoma Blew the Whistle on Pinterest. Now She Protects Whistle-Blowers.

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Ifeoma Ozoma, who accused Pinterest of discrimination, has become a key figure in helping tech employees disclose, and fight, mistreatment at work.

November 24th 2021, 5:46 am

The Gene-Synthesis Revolution

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Researchers can now design and mass-produce genetic material — a technique that helped build the mRNA vaccines. What could it give us next?

November 24th 2021, 5:46 am

Elizabeth Holmes Points Fingers at Others and Says She Was a Believer

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In her most substantial day of testimony, Ms. Holmes, the founder of the failed blood testing start-up Theranos, painted herself as someone whose best intentions were misinterpreted.

November 23rd 2021, 7:59 pm

What Elizabeth Holmes's Trial Means for Silicon Valley

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The outcome of Ms. Holmes’s fraud trial may be a referendum on start-up behavior and hubris, lawyers and others said.

November 23rd 2021, 7:00 pm

Samsung Will Build a $17 Billion Chip Plant in Taylor, Texas

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Taylor went to great lengths to lure the Samsung plant. The city, its independent school district and the surrounding county promised the company hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks.

November 23rd 2021, 7:00 pm

What We Know About Sunny Balwani

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As he waits for his own trial to begin in January, Elizabeth Holmes’s partner at Theranos and former partner in life is nowhere to be seen.

November 23rd 2021, 7:00 pm

How Elizabeth Holmes's Defense Is Following a Common Playbook

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By blaming others and aiming to appear sympathetic, Ms. Holmes was employing a strategy of saying she didn’t know and that it wasn’t her, lawyers said.

November 23rd 2021, 6:16 pm

Clearview AI Does Well in Another Round of Facial Recognition Accuracy Tests

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This time, a federal agency assessed the ability to pick the right person out of millions of photos. Clearview’s app still faces legal hurdles.

November 23rd 2021, 1:45 pm

This Ink Is Alive and Made Entirely of Microbes

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Scientists have created a bacterial ink that reproduces itself and can be 3D-printed into living architecture.

November 23rd 2021, 1:45 pm

Imagine Not Living in Big Tech’s World

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We live at the whims of the tech giants. What if small businesses had alternatives?

November 23rd 2021, 1:45 pm

Apple Sues Israeli Spyware Maker NSO Group

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Apple accused NSO Group, the Israeli surveillance company, of “flagrant” violations of its software, as well as federal and state laws.

November 23rd 2021, 1:45 pm

Clearview AI does well in another round of facial recognition accuracy tests.

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This time, a federal agency assessed the ability to pick the right person out of millions of photos. Clearview’s app still faces legal hurdles.

November 23rd 2021, 8:01 am

For Rules in Technology, the Challenge is to Balance Code and Law

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Crypto fans have argued that code can be a better arbitrator than traditional regulators.

November 23rd 2021, 8:01 am

Can Synthetic Biology Save Us? This Scientist Thinks So.

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Drew Endy is squarely focused on the potential of redesigning organisms for useful purposes. He also acknowledges significant challenges.

November 23rd 2021, 8:01 am

Kevin Spacey Ordered to Pay $31 Million to ‘House of Cards’ Studio

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A secret arbitrator’s ruling was issued 13 months ago and became public on Monday when lawyers for the studio petitioned a California court to confirm the award.

November 22nd 2021, 6:45 pm

Elizabeth Holmes Hones Her Defense in Day 2 of Testimony

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Ms. Holmes, the founder of the disgraced blood testing start-up Theranos, pointed blame at others and said her company had worked with drug makers.

November 22nd 2021, 6:45 pm

Elizabeth Holmes Rebuts Prosecution's Key Argument In Trial

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Prosecutors said Theranos had lied about endorsements from pharmaceutical companies to land funding. Ms. Holmes testified that Theranos had indeed worked with drug makers.

November 22nd 2021, 4:03 pm

How Fake News on Facebook Helped Fuel a Border Crisis in Europe

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Social media worsened a migrant crisis on the border of Belarus and Poland and helped smugglers profit off desperate people trying to reach Europe.

November 22nd 2021, 4:03 pm

Who Is Billy Evans, Elizabeth Holmes's Boyfriend?

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November 22nd 2021, 2:43 pm

Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to the Obama Foundation

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The gift was the largest yet for the Obama Foundation and was one in a series of splashy donations by Mr. Bezos, one of the world’s richest men, in recent months.

November 22nd 2021, 2:15 pm

Key Pieces of Evidence in the Elizabeth Holmes Trial

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Prosecutors in the Elizabeth Holmes trial have presented a company report, an investor letter and internal emails to show that she intentionally deceived doctors, patients and investors.

November 22nd 2021, 2:15 pm

Elizabeth Holmes trial: What she is accused of doing.

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Prosecutors also say that Theranos faked demonstrations of its technology and falsified validation reports from pharmaceutical companies and the financial health of its business.

November 22nd 2021, 11:15 am

Taxi! To the Airport — by Air, Please.

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Several companies are betting they can bring electric urban air travel to the masses — perhaps within the next few years.

November 22nd 2021, 6:00 am

What to Know About the Frantic Quest for Cobalt

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A New York Times investigation examines the global demand for raw materials as the clean energy revolution takes off. This is what we found.

November 20th 2021, 5:15 pm

Jay Last, One of the Rebels Who Founded Silicon Valley, Dies at 92

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He and seven others left the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory to create their own silicon company, Fairchild Semiconductor, which is now seen as ground zero for the West Coast tech industry.

November 20th 2021, 5:15 pm

Race to the Future: What to Know About the Frantic Quest for Cobalt

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A New York Times investigation examines the global demand for raw materials as the clean energy revolution takes off. This is what we found.

November 20th 2021, 7:41 am

Global Rivalries Are Miring the Clean Energy Revolution

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The quest for Congo’s cobalt, which is vital for electric vehicles and the worldwide push against climate change, is caught in a cycle of exploitation, greed and gamesmanship.

November 20th 2021, 7:41 am

How Hunter Biden’s Firm Helped Secure Cobalt for the Chinese

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The president’s son was part owner of a venture involved in the $3.8 billion purchase by a Chinese conglomerate of one of the world’s largest cobalt deposits. The metal is a key ingredient in batteries for electric vehicles.

November 20th 2021, 7:41 am

Google questions if Jonathan Kanter can be impartial.

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Jonathan Kanter, who was confirmed by the Senate earlier this week as the assistant attorney general for antitrust, has been a longtime behind-the-scenes player in building arguments against tech giants.

November 19th 2021, 10:29 pm

Zia Chishti Steps Down as C.E.O. of Afiniti

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Zia Chishti resigned from the artificial-intelligence company he founded after a former employee accused him of sexual misconduct.

November 19th 2021, 10:29 pm

Ken Griffin Bested ConstitutionDAO in Auction for Constitution

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A group of cryptocurrency fans known as ConstitutionDAO had also bid on the document, setting off a frenzy of memes and pledges.

November 19th 2021, 10:29 pm

BuzzFeed Will Start Publicly Trading in Early December: BZFD

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The company still loses money, but its revenue rose 20 percent in the third quarter. Investors who want to own a piece can do so around Dec. 6.

November 19th 2021, 2:26 pm

U.S. Rests Its Case in the Elizabeth Holmes Trial

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Defense lawyers are expected to argue that the founder of Theranos, the blood-testing start-up, failed but did not commit fraud.

November 19th 2021, 2:26 pm

Can a Machine Learn Morality?

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Researchers at a Seattle A.I. lab say they have built a system that makes ethical judgments. But its judgments can be as confusing as those of humans.

November 19th 2021, 8:44 am

How Elizabeth Holmes Soured the Media on Silicon Valley

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Testimony in the fraud trial of Ms. Holmes, the founder of the blood testing start-up Theranos, shows how much coverage of the tech industry has changed over the years.

November 19th 2021, 12:42 am

Why Crypto.com Is Putting Its Name on the Staples Center

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What’s Crypto.com, which is paying $700 million for the naming rights to the sports venue?

November 19th 2021, 12:42 am

Cryptocurrency Group Loses Bid for Rare Copy of U.S. Constitution

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ConstitutionDAO, a “decentralized autonomous organization,” had raised more than $40 million to bid for the artifact.

November 19th 2021, 12:42 am

Instagram Faces Investigation Over Mental Health Impact on Teens

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The states were examining whether the actions of Facebook, now called Meta, violated state consumer protection laws and put the public at risk.

November 19th 2021, 12:42 am

The Internet Broke Brand Loyalty

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You loved TikTok leggings. Will you ever buy them again?

November 18th 2021, 1:41 pm

Ford Announces Partnership to Assure Steady Flow of U.S.-Made Chips

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The automaker will team with GlobalFoundries on producing and developing semiconductors, crucial parts that have been in short supply.

November 18th 2021, 1:41 pm

He Helped Build Tesla. Now He Hopes to Do the Same at Lucid.

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Peter Rawlinson engineered the Tesla Model S. His new Lucid Air sedan is a direct challenge to Tesla’s dominance.

November 18th 2021, 10:29 am

What Apple’s New Repair Program Means for You (and Your iPhone)

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Apple said it would soon provide parts, tools and manuals to those who wanted to fix their own iPhones and Mac computers.

November 17th 2021, 6:57 pm

Cities Try to Lure Factories as U.S. Pushes to Fix Chip Shortage

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Many local governments see a silver lining in the shortage of semiconductor chips that has contributed to a slowdown in the global economy.

November 17th 2021, 6:57 pm

They Love Crypto. They’re Trying to Buy the Constitution.

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How a “financial flash mob” is trying to raise $20 million for a rare copy of the U.S. Constitution.

November 17th 2021, 6:57 pm

Miramax Sues Quentin Tarantino Over Planned ‘Pulp Fiction’ NFTs

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The director announced this month he was selling nonfungible tokens based on the screenplay for his 1994 movie. Miramax asserted in court documents it still has “broad rights” to the film.

November 17th 2021, 1:12 pm

The Legacy of Mattress Cash Fires

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Before we get to the metaverse, we need to talk about the past decade of tech ideas.

November 17th 2021, 1:12 pm

Amazon Will Stop Accepting Visa Credit Cards Issued in Britain

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For years merchants have complained about transaction fees that eat into their revenue, but having Amazon take up the fight may ratchet up the pressure. The change will come into effect Jan. 19.

November 17th 2021, 11:41 am

The Tech Gifts That Are Hard to Buy This Holiday Season

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The list of scarce gadgets is long, driven by a chip shortage. Don’t wait until Black Friday for the best deals.

November 17th 2021, 11:41 am

Senate Approves Jonathan Kanter, a Big Tech Critic, As Top U.S. Antitrust Official

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Mr. Kanter has fought against Google and other tech giants for years.

November 17th 2021, 3:20 am

Senate approves Jonathan Kanter, a Big Tech critic, as the top U.S. antitrust official.

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Mr. Kanter has fought against Google and other tech giants for years.

November 16th 2021, 7:28 pm

JPMorgan says Tesla owes it $162 million because of an Elon Musk tweet.

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The 2018 tweet, in which Mr. Musk claimed he had secured funding to take Tesla private, initially sent the automaker’s shares soaring. But they sank when it became clear that no such deal had been reached.

November 16th 2021, 3:57 pm

The Secret to Great Online Communities

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Our online experiences are shaped by the people who run our favorite Facebook group or Reddit forum.

November 16th 2021, 3:57 pm

In Moscow’s Technological Advances, a ‘Double-Edged Sword’

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The latest example is Face Pay, which replaces a Metro card with facial recognition. It may be advanced, but activists are sounding the alarm on privacy issues.

November 16th 2021, 9:42 am

Developers Build More Net Zero Homes as Climate Concerns Grow

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Demand for residences that produce as much energy as they consume is being spurred by climate concerns, consumer appetite and more affordable solar technology.

November 16th 2021, 9:42 am

Will Indonesia Edge Its Way into the Space Race?

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An Indigenous clan fears it will lose its place in the world as the government pursues a quest to open a spaceport and lure the billionaire SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

November 16th 2021, 9:42 am

Google Says It Can Compete for Pentagon Contracts Without Violating Principles

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The company abandoned work on an earlier military program after employees revolted.

November 16th 2021, 2:57 am

Halo Infinite Release Aims to Lift Xbox Prospects

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Though interest in Halo has waned over the years, the company is banking on a new version to goose sales of its Xbox and subscription gaming service.

November 15th 2021, 4:10 pm

Alan Paller, a Mover on Cybersecurity Threat, Is Dead at 76

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He made it his mission to find, recruit and develop the next generation of digital warriors to defend the nation against an onslaught of cyberattacks.

November 15th 2021, 2:23 pm

Can Hydrogen Save The Airline Industry's Fuel Challenges? It’s Got a Way to Go.

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Small, experimental hydrogen-powered planes are paving the way for net-zero carbon aviation by 2050. But the route is rocky.

November 15th 2021, 9:27 am

Ukraine Wants to Be the Crypto Capital of the World

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It has to be somewhere. Why not Ukraine?

November 14th 2021, 3:56 am

Amazon Staten Island Workers Withdraw Request for Union Vote

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The workers had spent months collecting signatures to call for an election.

November 12th 2021, 7:56 pm

Covid-19 Misinformation Goes Unchecked on Radio and Podcasts

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False statements about vaccines have spread on the “Wild West” of media, even as some hosts die of virus complications.

November 12th 2021, 2:38 pm

The Secret to a Better Internet? Post Less, Chat More.

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One of the web’s oldest functions remains one of its most powerful and promising.

November 12th 2021, 5:26 am

Trump Allies Help Bolsonaro Sow Doubt in Brazil's Elections

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With his poll numbers falling, President Jair Bolsonaro is already questioning the legitimacy of next year’s election. He has help from the United States.

November 11th 2021, 9:46 pm

Why the Internet Is Turning Into QVC

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Hint: It’s not because we all have a burning desire to buy makeup on YouTube.

November 11th 2021, 1:41 pm

Alibaba reports slower sales growth for its Singles Day shopping event.

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Sales grew 8.5 percent from last year, but had grown 26 percent in 2020 from the year before.

November 11th 2021, 1:41 pm

Elon Musk Sells $5 Billion in Tesla Stock

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The sales so far were considerably short of the $20 billion worth he promised over the weekend that he would sell.

November 11th 2021, 12:40 am

Rivian, the Electric-Truck Maker, Closes with a Big Gain After Its I.P.O.

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The electric-vehicle maker, backed by Amazon and Ford, ended its first day of trading valued at $86 billion, though its deliveries so far total 156.

November 10th 2021, 8:28 pm

How Do You See Inside a Volcano? Try a Storm of Cosmic Particles.

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Muography, a technique used to peer inside nuclear reactors and Egyptian pyramids, could help map the innards of the world’s most hazardous volcanoes.

November 10th 2021, 8:28 pm
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