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The U.S. Needs Its Own Chips
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The U.S. Needs Its Own Chips

Regardless of what happens between Taiwan and China, the U.S. needs to be prepared.

AI Is Transforming How We Bank
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AI Is Transforming How We Bank

Regulators need help to keep up.

'Video Games Are for Boys'
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'Video Games Are for Boys'

Hopscotch app co-founder Samantha John discusses her journey from avoiding video games to helping kids create them.

Musk Will Take Questions from Twitter Employees—Twitter Should Answer His
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Musk Will Take Questions from Twitter Employees—Twitter Should Answer His

The company risks losing the trust of users and investors if it does not tackle the issue of bots, spam, and fake accounts.

Democracy Deserves Better Algorithms
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Democracy Deserves Better Algorithms

Big Tech could deploy any number of solutions to slow the spread of disinformation, with the most promising being to fix the algorithms.

We Need a 911 for the Metaverse
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We Need a 911 for the Metaverse

Citizens of the metaverse deserve an industrywide standard for reporting abuse and harassment.

Congress's Antitrust Bills Have a Problem: The Happy Customer
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Congress's Antitrust Bills Have a Problem: The Happy Customer

Politicians must walk a fine line as they try to rein in Big Tech's self-preferencing tactics.

Peering into the Black Box of Machine-Learning Algorithms
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Peering into the Black Box of Machine-Learning Algorithms

NBC correspondent's new book explores long-term dangers of using "behavior design" to hook users

Bitcoin Is Failing Its Original Mandate
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Bitcoin Is Failing Its Original Mandate

By plenty of standards, Bitcoin is a failure, but that doesn't mean it's worthless

Microsoft Quantum Computing Exec Sees Progress
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Microsoft Quantum Computing Exec Sees Progress

Company's novel, risky approach to quantum computing might be ready to put setbacks behind it

Why the FTC Attempt to Stop Tech 'Surveillance' Faces Long Odds
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Why the FTC Attempt to Stop Tech 'Surveillance' Faces Long Odds

Lina Khan's FTC has experienced a series of delays in trying to enact new privacy rules

AWS Is Too Big to Fail
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AWS Is Too Big to Fail

Quite simply, AWS is too big and has too many customers for the good of society

Facebook's Missteps Should Be a Lesson for Web3
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Facebook's Missteps Should Be a Lesson for Web3

The new crop of technologists building Web3 can still learn a lot from Open Graph's problems

Let Crypto Regulate Itself
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Let Crypto Regulate Itself

What's needed is a self-regulatory organization for digital assets to promote ethical trading and governance

New York, Miami, and the Future of Crypto Cities
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New York, Miami, and the Future of Crypto Cities

Cities and the crypto community can gain a lot from a closer relationship

SEC Isn't Hurting Crypto Innovation, Says Industry Leader
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SEC Isn't Hurting Crypto Innovation, Says Industry Leader

Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin says SEC Chair Gensler may need greater authority over crypto industry

Instagram Isn't the Only Social Media That's Hurting Girls
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Instagram Isn't the Only Social Media That's Hurting Girls

Researchers and reporters have been documenting social media's harmful effects on kids prior to whistleblower Frances Haugen's testimony
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