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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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

A Visit to Facebook's Recently Opened Center For Deleting Content
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A Visit to Facebook's Recently Opened Center For Deleting Content

For the first time, Facebook granted journalists access to its new center in Essen, Germany for deleting content from its platform. In the five-story building,...

College Students Come Up with Plug-In to Combat Fake News
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College Students Come Up with Plug-In to Combat Fake News

A team of college students is getting attention from internet companies and Congress after developing a browser extension that alerts users to fake and biased news...

What Amazon's Alexa Economy Pays the People Building Its Skills
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What Amazon's Alexa Economy Pays the People Building Its Skills

On a lark, Joel Wilson started developing skills for Alexa, Amazon's voice assistant, this past January.

How Facebook's Political Unit Enables the Dark Art of Digital Propaganda
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How Facebook's Political Unit Enables the Dark Art of Digital Propaganda

Under fire for Facebook Inc.'s role as a platform for political propaganda, co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has punched back, saying his mission is above partisanship...

Why Silicon Valley Is Hiring Ex-Federal Agents
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Why Silicon Valley Is Hiring Ex-Federal Agents

The chart on the screen looks like something out of a TV crime drama: an elaborate web of emails and phone numbers, some names and photos, all connected by a mesh...

Internet Giants Told: Accept Cyber Curbs to Be Welcome in China
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Internet Giants Told: Accept Cyber Curbs to Be Welcome in China

Google and Facebook will have to accept China's censorship and tough online laws if they want access to its 751 million internet users, Chinese regulators told...

Lawyer-Bots Are Shaking Up Jobs
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Lawyer-Bots Are Shaking Up Jobs

Meticulous research, deep study of case law, and intricate argument-building—lawyers have used similar methods to ply their trade for hundreds of years. But they'd...

It's Super Hard to Find Humans in the Fcc's Net Neutrality Comments
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It's Super Hard to Find Humans in the Fcc's Net Neutrality Comments

The Federal Communications Commissions''public comment period on its plans to repeal net neutrality protections was bombarded with bots, memes, and input from people...

Inside Baidu's Bid to Lead the AI Revolution
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Inside Baidu's Bid to Lead the AI Revolution

Presumably, Robin Li wanted attention last summer when he decided to launch Baidu's bid for the future of self-driving cars from the front seat of a car that was...

Google Is Getting Pulled Into a Fight with Russia Over Rt and Sputnik
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Google Is Getting Pulled Into a Fight with Russia Over Rt and Sputnik

The Russian telecom regulator said Tuesday that it will retaliate against Google if the search giant lowers the search ranking of the Kremlin-backed news outlets...

Borders in the Cloud
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Borders in the Cloud

Amazon may well be one of the companies with the strongest data security in the world.

More Than 480 Web Firms Record 'every Keystroke'
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More Than 480 Web Firms Record 'every Keystroke'

The technique—known as session replay—is used by companies to gain an understanding of how customers use websites.

Mark Zuckerberg Is No Longer King of Social. Meet 'pony' Ma
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Mark Zuckerberg Is No Longer King of Social. Meet 'pony' Ma

He's one of China's richest men—THE richest, according to some rankings—with a net worth of roughly $42 billion.
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