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The Father of the Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through a 'Black Mirror'
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The Father of the Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through a 'Black Mirror'

In 1984, two men were thinking a lot about the Internet. One of them invented it. The other is an artist who would see its impact on society with uncanny prescience...

FBI Director Warns Huawei Phones Pose Spy Threat
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FBI Director Warns Huawei Phones Pose Spy Threat

The head of the FBI has warned that the Chinese government may be spying on U.S. citizens who use smartphones made by Huawei.

Hyperinflation Meets Tech: Cash-Scarce Venezuela Sees Boom in Payment Apps
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Hyperinflation Meets Tech: Cash-Scarce Venezuela Sees Boom in Payment Apps

Widerven Villegas and his brother wash some 30 cars a day at a parking lot in Caracas. Despite charging less than 50 cents, nobody pays them in cash.

Inside the Two Years that Shook Facebook, and the World
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Inside the Two Years that Shook Facebook, and the World

One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook's employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks.

Researchers Use Wearables, Mobile Devices to Study Workplace Performance
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Researchers Use Wearables, Mobile Devices to Study Workplace Performance

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are conducting a $7.9 million, 21-month study focused on working professionals in cognitively demanding positions, such...

Inside Facebook's Fast-Growing Content-Moderation Effort
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Inside Facebook's Fast-Growing Content-Moderation Effort

Monika Bickert is a serious, impressive person. Before she became Facebook's head of global policy management, she put her Harvard law degree to work as an assistant...

Love Actually: Computer Model May Decode Facebook Emoticons
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Love Actually: Computer Model May Decode Facebook Emoticons

Researchers at Penn State have developed a computer model that may help users and businesses navigate the increasingly complicated way people express themselves...

How to Design a New Chip on a Budget
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How to Design a New Chip on a Budget

We recently had an interesting exchange with bunnie Huang, hardware guru and creator of Chumby, NetTV, and the Novena laptop, among other things. He's also theHacking...

Inside Amazon's Artificial Intelligence Flywheel
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Inside Amazon's Artificial Intelligence Flywheel

In early 2014, Srikanth Thirumalai met with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

The Follower Factory
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The Follower Factory

The real Jessica Rychly is a Minnesota teenager with a broad smile and wavy hair. She likes reading and the rapper Post Malone.

The Emotional Chatbots Are Here to Probe Our Feelings
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The Emotional Chatbots Are Here to Probe Our Feelings

When Eugenia Kuyda created her chatbot, Replika, she wanted it to stand out among the voice assistants and home robots that had begun to take root in peoples lives...

5 Ways Election Interference Could (and Probably Will) Worsen in 2018 and Beyond
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5 Ways Election Interference Could (and Probably Will) Worsen in 2018 and Beyond

If you thought 2016 was bad, just wait for the sequel.

Tech Giants Brace For Europe's New Data Privacy Rule
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Tech Giants Brace For Europe's New Data Privacy Rule

Over the past two months, Google has started letting people around the world choose what data they want to share with its various products, including Gmail and...

Shake-Up at Facebook Highlights Tension in Race For AI
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Shake-Up at Facebook Highlights Tension in Race For AI

Facebook's hiring of French artificial-intelligence trailblazer Yann LeCun in 2013 to start its AI Research lab signaled that the social-media giant was serious...

Microsoft's 'ink to Code' Turns Drawings Into User Interfaces
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Microsoft's 'ink to Code' Turns Drawings Into User Interfaces

Sketching out rough ideas—traditionally on the back of a napkin in the US, backs of envelopes being preferred in the UK—is a common and important part of the design...

Some Chinese Apple Users Warned By Firm on Dodging New Data Law
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Some Chinese Apple Users Warned By Firm on Dodging New Data Law

Some Chinese users of Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) products who have created Apple IDs overseas to circumvent a new law that requires their personal data to be stored within...

Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's Resolution Is a Huge Deal for Facebook, and the World
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Mark Zuckerberg's New Year's Resolution Is a Huge Deal for Facebook, and the World

Each January, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rings in the New Year with a personal challenge, like learning Mandarin, running 365 miles, or building an artificially...

Inside the Lab Where Amazon's Alexa Takes Over The World
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Inside the Lab Where Amazon's Alexa Takes Over The World

When it first launched in 2014, Amazon's Alexa voice assistant was little more than an experiment.

8 Overly Confident, Mostly Pessimistic Predictions About Tech in 2018
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8 Overly Confident, Mostly Pessimistic Predictions About Tech in 2018

It was a very strange year for technology companies. They have become a "bipartisan whipping boy," a new sexist institution, responsible for the muddying of the...

How a Researcher Hacked His Own Computer and Found 'worst' Chip Flaw
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How a Researcher Hacked His Own Computer and Found 'worst' Chip Flaw

Daniel Gruss didn't sleep much the night he hacked his own computer and exposed a flaw in most of the chips made in the past two decades by hardware giant Intel...
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