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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources describe the internal turmoil at Facebook following Joel Kaplan's appearance in support of Brett Kavanaugh during his testimony to Congress last week   —  SAN FRANCISCO — “I want to apologize,” the Facebook executive wrote last Friday in a note to staff.
Oct 4, 2018, 5:25 PMIn context
Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
More worrisome than foreign interference in US elections is how tech companies feed and profit from deepening domestic political polarization   —  More worrisome than foreign interference in our elections is how our own tech and media companies feed and profit from our deepening domestic political polarization.
Oct 3, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
A look at Elisabeth Murdoch's Vertical Networks, which engages teenagers on Snapchat, Facebook, and YouTube with popular original shows and a digital magazine   —  GLENDALE, Calif. — A young actor with a bushy goatee, cast as a Satanist on a murder-mystery show called “Solve,” sat facing a camera on a stuffy, no-frills set in July.
Oct 2, 2018, 8:15 AMIn context
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
Instagram co-founders, dubbed by some at Facebook as not “team players”, were needed at the company to challenge Mark Zuckerberg and its groupthink culture   —  Kevin Systrom, a founder of Instagram, wasn't a “team player.”  That was exactly what the company needed.
Sep 29, 2018, 12:15 AMIn context
Kim Zetter / New York Times:
Two years after many voter-registration networks were penetrated by hackers, voting infrastructure in US remains largely unchanged, despite officials' warnings   —  As the midterms approach, America's electronic voting systems are more vulnerable than ever.  Why isn't anyone trying to fix them?
Sep 26, 2018, 12:10 PMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
A close look at USAReally, a pro-Kremlin, pro-Trump site with overt Russian ties and frequent links on the /r/the_donald subreddit as it depicts a declining US   —  To an untrained eye, USAReally might look like any other fledgling news organization vying for attention in a crowded media landscape.
Sep 26, 2018, 8:15 AMIn context
Mike Ives / New York Times:
Charles Kuen Kao, a Nobel laureate in physics whose research in the 1960s revolutionized fiber optics, died in Hong Kong on Sunday at 84   —  HONG KONG — Charles Kuen Kao, a Nobel laureate in physics whose research in the 1960s revolutionized the field of fiber optics and helped lay …
Sep 26, 2018, 2:05 AMIn context
Tiffany Hsu / New York Times:
Cody Wilson quits as director of Defense Distributed, which he founded to distribute blueprints of guns that can be 3D printed, following sexual assault charges   —  Defense Distributed, the Texas company founded to distribute blueprints of guns that can be made by a 3-D printer …
Sep 25, 2018, 7:20 PMIn context
Karen Weise / New York Times:
From Amazon Go to AmazonFresh Pickup: a tour of a few locations in Seattle where Amazon tests and experiments with new ideas for retail in the real world   —  The e-commerce giant uses its headquarters city as a living laboratory, trying out new retail and logistics models.
Sep 25, 2018, 3:55 AMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Instagram's co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned and plan to leave the company in the coming weeks   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram, have resigned and plan to leave the company in the coming weeks …
Sep 24, 2018, 10:08 PMIn context

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