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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Facebook says Russia's Internet Research Agency spent just $0.97 on three ads seen ~200 times by UK users over four days in May 2016, shortly before Brexit vote   —  LONDON — Facebook, confounding expectations, said on Wednesday that the company had found no evidence of a significant Russian effort …
Dec 13, 2017, 11:30 AMIn context
New York Times:
As net neutrality protests take center stage on Reddit, Kickstarter, and others, tech giants including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Netflix keep a low profile   —  Protests to preserve net neutrality, or rules that ensure equal access to the internet, migrated online on Tuesday …
Dec 12, 2017, 3:45 PMIn context
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Many alt-right alternatives to popular social networks are struggling to attract talent, users, and funding; a few have gone offline altogether   —  If you've lost sleep worrying about the growing power of the alt-right — that shadowy coalition that includes white nationalists, anti-feminists …
Dec 12, 2017, 7:30 AMIn context
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Profile of non-profit Fight for the Future, which helped to kill SOPA, pass net neutrality rules, and now leads a fight against FCC's plan to repeal those rules   —  WORCESTER, Mass. — Hundreds of protests were staged across the country on Thursday in the latest uproar over a repeal of rules ensuring an open internet.
Dec 10, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
How new businesses, including 100K+ with $100K+ sales, are using Amazon to sell electronics and other products, often undercutting established competitors   —  A few weeks ago, Wyze Labs, a one-year-old start-up in Seattle, sent me its first gadget to try.  It's a small, internet-connected video camera …
Dec 6, 2017, 5:55 PMIn context
John Herrman / New York Times:
Popular anxiety about the internet and technology in 2017 has taken a different form from the 1990s and 2000s, as big companies dominate now   —  The July 3, 1995, cover of Time Magazine featured, below the glowing face of an awe-struck child, a blaring, bold-type neologism that needed no explanation: “Cyberporn.”
Dec 6, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Steve Case's new Rise of the Rest fund raises $150M from Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, and others to promote start-ups in the middle of the United States   —  When Steve Case, the billionaire co-founder of AOL, first met J. D. Vance, author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” the best-selling book …
Dec 4, 2017, 11:35 PMIn context
New York Times:
Global car brands are using voice recognition tech from iFlyTek, a Chinese AI company that is helping develop voice surveillance capabilities for the government   —  BEIJING — During President Trump's visit to Beijing, he appeared on screen for a special address at a tech conference.
Dec 4, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Oracle completing $43M building on its California campus for an existing charter high school with 550 students that will move in Jan. and operate independently   —  REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. — Tech companies ship all kinds of products to public schools: laptops, online writing programs, learn-to-code lessons and more.
Dec 4, 2017, 11:45 AMIn context
Don Clark / New York Times:
Broadcom proposes replacing Qualcomm's board, a move viewed as a pressure tactic in the escalating fight over its proposed $105B takeover bid   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Broadcom on Monday proposed a slate of 11 directors to replace the entire board of Qualcomm, setting the stage for a proxy battle …
Dec 4, 2017, 10:20 AMIn context

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