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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.

Meet the Winners of the Biggest Ever Face-Recognition Challenge
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Meet the Winners of the Biggest Ever Face-Recognition Challenge

The results are in from the biggest computer face-recognition contest to date.

Does Facebook Even Know How to Control Facebook?
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Does Facebook Even Know How to Control Facebook?

Later today, executives from Facebook, Google, and Twitter will go before the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify about the ways that Russian operatives used...

Twitter Bans Russian Government-Owned News Sites RT and Sputnik from Buying Ads
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Twitter Bans Russian Government-Owned News Sites RT and Sputnik from Buying Ads

Twitter is banning two Russian government-affiliated news sites from advertising on its platform, the social network said Thursday.

DeepMind's Superpowerful AI Sets Its Sights on Drug Discovery
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DeepMind's Superpowerful AI Sets Its Sights on Drug Discovery

DeepMind, the London-based artificial intelligence company owned by Alphabet Inc., is planning to let its software learn how to fold proteins, an important problem...

China's AI Awakening
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China's AI Awakening

On a tropical island that marks the southern tip of China, a computer program called Lengpudashi is playing one-on-one poker against a dozen people at once, and...

Google Unit Launches Group to Explore Ethical Impacts of AI
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Google Unit Launches Group to Explore Ethical Impacts of AI

An artificial intelligence research company owned by Google-parent Alphabet is launching a new division to examine the ethical impacts of AI.

Baidu Invites China's Cybercops to Label, Rebut Fake News
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Baidu Invites China's Cybercops to Label, Rebut Fake News

Baidu Inc. is building a system to allow China's cybercops to spot and fix "online rumors" deemed a threat to stability, allowing police agencies to insert themselves...

Digital Transformation: How Machine Learning Could Help Change Business
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Digital Transformation: How Machine Learning Could Help Change Business

Machine learning (ML) based data analytics is rewriting the rules for how enterprises handle data.

Conservatives, Liberals Unite Against Silicon Valley
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Conservatives, Liberals Unite Against Silicon Valley

The days of unqualified praise from Washington are over for the country's biggest tech companies, whose size and power are increasingly drawing attacks from both...

China's Ever-Tighter Web Controls Jolt Companies, Scientists 
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China's Ever-Tighter Web Controls Jolt Companies, Scientists 

Frank Chen's e-commerce business has nothing to do with politics but he worries it might be sunk by the Communist Party's latest effort to control what the Chinese...

How Facebook Changed the Spy Game
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How Facebook Changed the Spy Game

Any doubt that Russia has been running a strategically targeted disinformation campaign in the United States was erased on Wednesday, when Facebook revealed that...

The World's Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American
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The World's Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American

The technology world's $400 billion-and-up club—long a group of exclusively American names like Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon—needs to make room...

Apple Defends Complying with China Over VPNs
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Apple Defends Complying with China Over VPNs

Virtual Private Networks are often used to skirt censorship and surveillance in countries with tight restrictions on internet use.

Snopes Faces an Ugly Legal Battle
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Snopes Faces an Ugly Legal Battle

On Monday, the editorial staff of Snopes.com wrote a short plea for help.

What Happened to Trump's War on Data?
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What Happened to Trump's War on Data?

On May 16, three months' worth of data vanished quietly from the website of the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Rise of AI Is Forcing Google and Microsoft to Become Chipmakers
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The Rise of AI Is Forcing Google and Microsoft to Become Chipmakers

By now our future is clear: We are to be cared for, entertained, and monetized by artificial intelligence.
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