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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Prominent technologists including Ray Ozzie explore ways for unlocking data on secure devices that would require new legal mandates and likely weaken security   —  WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement officials are renewing a push for a legal mandate that tech companies build tools …
Mar 24, 2018, 1:40 PMIn context
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
Sources: Uber's autonomous cars struggled with goal of 13 miles before driver intervention; Waymo says its cars had average of ~5.6K miles between interventions   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Uber's robotic vehicle project was not living up to expectations months before a self-driving car operated …
Mar 23, 2018, 7:00 PMIn context
Cade Metz / New York Times:
Google AI chip researcher Dave Patterson and Alphabet board chair John Hennessy share $1M Turing Award for their research on RISC chip architecture   —  SAN FRANCISCO — In 1980, Dave Patterson, a computer science professor, looked at the future of the world's digital machines and saw their limits.
Mar 21, 2018, 11:20 PMIn context
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
A look at Facebook's 59-acre Willow Village development in Menlo Park, with 1,500 apartments and other amenities, as it follows in Apple and Google's footsteps   —  In Menlo Park, Calif., Facebook is building a real community and testing the proposition: Do people love tech companies so much they will live inside them?
Mar 21, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context
Pui-Wing Tam / New York Times:
Profile of Founders for Change, a group of 400+ tech entrepreneurs and CEOs that are pushing the VC industry to diversify its ranks   —  SAN FRANCISCO — When Trevor McFedries set out last year to raise money for Brud, his robotics and artificial intelligence start-up, he found himself in many meetings with …
Mar 20, 2018, 12:30 PMIn context
New York Times:
Sources: Facebook CSO Alex Stamos to leave amid disagreements with top execs over disinformation, will stay until August; his team is down from 120 to 3 people   —  Facebook's chief information security officer, Alex Stamos, will leave the company after internal disagreements over how the social network …
Mar 19, 2018, 6:32 PMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Silicon Valley leaders are maturing beyond brash mottos like “move fast and break things” and becoming more realistic, introspective, and risk-averse   —  Several years ago, a plastic figurine began appearing around Google's offices, an aging alien with gray hair …
Mar 18, 2018, 8:25 PMIn context
New York Times:
Sources and documents reveal how Cambridge Analytica used harvested personal information from 50M Facebook users to build psychological profiles of US voters   —  LONDON — As the upstart voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica prepared to wade into the 2014 American midterm elections, it had a problem.
Mar 17, 2018, 10:15 AMIn context
New York Times:
Sources: hacks of Saudi petro firms in 2017 intended to trigger an explosion via compromised Schneider Electric controllers deployed in ~18k plants worldwide   —  In August, a petrochemical company with a plant in Saudi Arabia was hit by a new kind of cyberassault.
Mar 17, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Kevin Draper / New York Times:
Sources: NYC's Madison Square Garden has quietly used facial-recognition technology to bolster security and identify those entering the building   —  Madison Square Garden has quietly used facial-recognition technology to bolster security and identify those entering the building …
Mar 14, 2018, 10:15 PMIn context

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