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Uber Regains Its License to Operate in London, a Win for Its New C.E.O.

Uber Regains Its License to Operate in London, a Win for Its New C.E.O.

Uber has won many admirers, and detractors, in London. The Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association has sponsored billboards to be driven around the British capital criticizing the company.

The Library of Congress No Longer Wants All the Tweets

The Library of Congress No Longer Wants All the Tweets

On Jan. 1, the Library of Congress will use selective discretion in archiving tweets.

Facebook Halts Aquila, Its Internet Drone Project

Facebook Halts Aquila, Its Internet Drone Project

Facebook had sought to beam internet access to remote areas with the help of drones. But the project has been abandoned.

Why Made in China 2025 Will Succeed, Despite Trump

Why Made in China 2025 Will Succeed, Despite Trump

The rush toward automation in China’s manufacturing center suggests Made in China 2025 will succeed, in part because the effort is bigger than Beijing.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Gets an Earful From the E.U.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Gets an Earful From the E.U.

The Facebook chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, went to the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday to answer lawmakers’ questions over his social media company’s handling of user data.

A Maine Racetrack Didn’t Lure Amazon. Multiply That Disappointment by 218.

A Maine Racetrack Didn’t Lure Amazon. Multiply That Disappointment by 218.

Tom Hall, the town manager of Scarborough, Me., at Scarborough Downs, a 500-acre horse racing track that was pitched for use by Amazon.

4,500 Tech Workers, 1 Mission: Get Democrats Elected

4,500 Tech Workers, 1 Mission: Get Democrats Elected

Jessica Alter is a co-founder of Tech for Campaigns, a volunteer organization that focuses on helping Democratic campaigns move into the digital age.

Instagram Unveils a Bully Filter

Instagram Unveils a Bully Filter

Instagram, owned by Facebook, is expanding its anti-bullying initiative in an effort to rid the popular social media site of bullies.

Scholars Have Data on Millions of Facebook Users. Who’s Guarding It?

Scholars Have Data on Millions of Facebook Users. Who’s Guarding It?

In 2007, Michal Kosinski, then at the University of Cambridge, worked with colleagues on a quiz app that offered to assess people’s personalities in exchange for collecting their Facebook data.

Facebook Adds A.I. Labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, Pressuring Local Universities

Facebook Adds A.I. Labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, Pressuring Local Universities

Facebook says artificial intelligence can help it spot misinformation or unwanted content. It is dipping more and more into academia to find the people who can help build that technology.

IBM Unveils System That ‘Debates’ With Humans

IBM Unveils System That ‘Debates’ With Humans

Before a big debate, even an artificial intelligence system gets a rehearsal. Noa Ovadia, a college senior who won an Israeli championship in 2016, helped put the IBM Debater through its paces Sunday in San Francisco.

Without Nuclear Deal, U.S. Expects Resurgence in Iranian Cyberattacks

Without Nuclear Deal, U.S. Expects Resurgence in Iranian Cyberattacks

Tajrish Square in Tehran. Cybersecurity experts say they worry that the American departure from the nuclear deal with Iran could increase Iranian hackers’ attacks on United States targets.

What You Don’t Know About How Facebook Uses Your Data

What You Don’t Know About How Facebook Uses Your Data

Facebook’s user data extends far beyond the basic biographical information that most share. Facebook also tracks users on other sites and apps, collects so-called biometric facial data and allows marketers to target people who express an interest in certain health conditions.

Is There a Smarter Path to Artificial Intelligence? Some Experts Hope So

Is There a Smarter Path to Artificial Intelligence? Some Experts Hope So

Benjamin Grosof is the chief scientist at Kyndi, a Silicon Valley start-up that is using a decades-old programming language to develop software that can generate facts, concepts and inferences from small amounts of data.

Nextdoor Is Betting a Social Network Can Still Be a Platform for Politics

Nextdoor Is Betting a Social Network Can Still Be a Platform for Politics

Nextdoor bills itself as a “private social network” that limits membership by address. It has increasingly become a place where people discuss politics and other civic issues.

Guard Your Mac Against Malware

Guard Your Mac Against Malware

Malwarebytes for Mac bolsters the operating system's own defenses against malicious software. You can test a trial version before you buy it.


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