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Apple Sees Value in Its Stand to Protect Security
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Apple Sees Value in Its Stand to Protect Security

It took six years for Apple to persuade China's largest wireless carrier, China Mobile, to sell the iPhone.

Tim Cook Opposes Order For Apple to ­nlock Iphone, Setting ­p Showdown
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Tim Cook Opposes Order For Apple to ­nlock Iphone, Setting ­p Showdown

Apple said on Wednesday that it would oppose and challenge a federal court order to help the F.B.I. unlock an iPhone used by one of the two attackers who killed...

At Berkeley, a New Digital Privacy Protest
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At Berkeley, a New Digital Privacy Protest

After hackers breached the computer network of the U.C.L.A. medical center last summer, Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, and her office...

Marvin Minsky, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Dies at 88
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Marvin Minsky, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Dies at 88

Marvin Minsky, who combined a scientist's thirst for knowledge with a philosopher's quest for truth as a pioneering explorer of artificial intelligence, work that...

Europe's Top Digital-Privacy Watchdog Zeros In on ­.s. Tech Giants
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Europe's Top Digital-Privacy Watchdog Zeros In on ­.s. Tech Giants

The latest standoff between Europe and American tech companies runs through a quiet street just north of the Louvre Museum, past chic cafes and part of the French...

Larry Page, Google Founder, Is Still Innovator in Chief
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Larry Page, Google Founder, Is Still Innovator in Chief

Three years ago, Charles Chase, an engineer who manages Lockheed Martin's nuclear fusion program, was sitting on a white leather couch at Google's Solve for X conference...

'hack the Dinos' Helps Paleontologists
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'hack the Dinos' Helps Paleontologists

Kaleigh Clary, a computer science graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, drove down to offer a day of free work for the American Museum of...

Americans Attracted to Isis Find an 'echo Chamber' on Social Media
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Americans Attracted to Isis Find an 'echo Chamber' on Social Media

When a lonely Virginia teenager named Ali Amin got curious about the Islamic State last year and went online to learn more, he found a virtual community awaiting...

Can’t Put Down Your Device? That's By Design
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Can’t Put Down Your Device? That's By Design

Greg Hochmuth was one of the first software engineers hired at Instagram.

Harvard Law Library Readies Trove of Decisions For Digital Age
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Harvard Law Library Readies Trove of Decisions For Digital Age

Shelves of law books are an august symbol of legal practice, and no place, save the Library of Congress, can match the collection at Harvard's Law School Library...

Museum Specimens Find New Life Online
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Museum Specimens Find New Life Online

In a brightly lit room on the third floor of the Museum of Natural History here, stacks of wooden drawers are covered in glass, some panes so dusty that it is difficult...

Behind the European Privacy Ruling That's Confounding Silicon Valley
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Behind the European Privacy Ruling That's Confounding Silicon Valley

On Tuesday, when Max Schrems won a landmark privacy case in the European Court of Justice, Edward Snowden told him on Twitter that he had "changed the world for...

Smaller, Faster, Cheaper, Over: The Future of Computer Chips
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Smaller, Faster, Cheaper, Over: The Future of Computer Chips

At the inaugural International Solid-State Circuits Conference held on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1960, a young computer engineer...

Barbie Wants to Get to Know Your Child
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Barbie Wants to Get to Know Your Child

It looked like a child's playroom: toys in cubbies, a little desk for doing homework, a whimsical painting of a tree on the wall.

China Tries to Extract Pledge of Compliance From ­.s. Tech Firms
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China Tries to Extract Pledge of Compliance From ­.s. Tech Firms

The Chinese government, which has long used its country's vast market as leverage over American technology companies, is now asking some of those firms to directly...

Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.s. Over Data Access
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Apple and Other Tech Companies Tangle With U.s. Over Data Access

In an investigation involving guns and drugs, the Justice Department obtained a court order this summer demanding that Apple turn over, in real time, text messages...

European Publishers Play Lobbying Role Against Google
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European Publishers Play Lobbying Role Against Google

In private sessions this summer, giant publishers and media companies from Germany, France and elsewhere have met with European officials about proposals to regulate...

Building the Next New York Times Recommendation Engine
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Building the Next New York Times Recommendation Engine

The New York Times publishes over 300 articles, blog posts and interactive stories a day.

With Google as Alphabet, a Bid to Dream Big Beyond Search
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With Google as Alphabet, a Bid to Dream Big Beyond Search

Shortly after its founding, Google posted a document on its site called "Ten things we know to be true," an effort to distill its unusual corporate culture into...

For Mobile Messaging, GIFs Prove to Be Worth at Least a Thousand Words
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For Mobile Messaging, GIFs Prove to Be Worth at Least a Thousand Words

Lucy Dikeou, a 21-year-old senior at Stanford University, has long used English and the pictorial images known as emoji to text on her iPhone.
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