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New York Times:
Research that looked at every anti-refugee attack in Germany over two years shows more attacks on refugees happened where Facebook use was higher than average   —  ALTENA, Germany — When you ask locals why Dirk Denkhaus, a young firefighter trainee who had been considered neither dangerous nor political …
Aug 21, 2018, 12:55 PMIn context
New York Times:
Microsoft says hackers linked to the Russian military intelligence agency formerly known as the GRU targeted conservative US think tanks that challenge Moscow   —  BOSTON — The Russian military intelligence unit that sought to influence the 2016 election appears to have a new target …
Aug 21, 2018, 1:35 AMIn context
Louis Hyman / New York Times:
Tech did not create the gig economy, which has been growing since the 1970s; services like Uber and TaskRabbit just took advantage of and intensified the trend   —  The insecure nature of work is a result of decisions by corporations and policymakers.  —  Mr. Hyman is an economic historian.
Aug 19, 2018, 9:20 PMIn context
John R. Quain / New York Times:
Behind the auto industry's quest to replace the aging CAN standard with a new in-vehicle networking standard for transmitting data from autonomous car sensors   —  Cars need to get faster — not on the road, but on the inside.  —  Speed has always been part of the mystique of the automotive business.
Aug 19, 2018, 1:55 AMIn context
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Facebook faces continuing calls for regulation of microtargeted ads in US and Europe after probes of Internet Research Agency and Cambridge Analytica data use   —  Facebook has made a mint by enabling advertisers to identify and reach the very people most likely to react to their messages.
Aug 17, 2018, 9:45 AMIn context
New York Times:
Sources: about 1,000 Google employees have signed a letter demanding more transparency following reports of Google developing a censored search engine for China   —  Hundreds of Google employees, upset at the company's decision to secretly build a censored version of its search engine for China …
Aug 16, 2018, 12:49 PMIn context
John Herrman / New York Times:
Unlike smaller web forums, centrally run social media platforms like Twitter are just too big to nurture healthy online communities   —  In late July, President Trump aimed his Twitter account at the platform itself: “Twitter ‘SHADOW BANNING’ prominent Republicans,” he wrote.  “Not good.”
Aug 16, 2018, 6:55 AMIn context
Claire Ballentine / New York Times:
Data shows VC investment into ad tech has fallen sharply in recent years, speeding consolidation, as Google and Facebook solidified their grip on digital ads   —  Online advertising companies have struggled for several years as Google and Facebook solidified their grip on digital dollars, slowing revenue for the others.
Aug 15, 2018, 2:45 AMIn context
Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
How a few activists, concerned by the lack of regulation of US internet firms' data collection practices, led an effort that resulted in CA's new privacy bill   —  Facebook and Google made billions mining personal data, and fought off anyone who threatened to stop them.  Then came a challenge in their own backyard.
Aug 14, 2018, 4:40 PMIn context
Erin Griffith / New York Times:
A look at the proliferation of startup fundraising “mega-rounds” of $100M+, of which there were a record 273 last year and even more projected for this year   —  Known as a mega-round in Silicon Valley, large-scale fund raising is producing a frenzy around tech companies …
Aug 14, 2018, 3:13 PMIn context

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