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European Regulators Ask if Facebook Is Taking Too Much Data

European Regulators Ask if Facebook Is Taking Too Much Data

Andreas Mundt, president of Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, said that because users in Germany lacked a real choice, Facebook was able to pressure them into giving up their data.

Can Sweatcoin, a Hot Fitness App, Keep You Off the Couch?

Can Sweatcoin, a Hot Fitness App, Keep You Off the Couch?

The Sweatcoin app uses an algorithm to verify users’ outdoor steps and issue points called “sweatcoins.” But the app often gives less credit than many people expect. When a reporter walked 3,559 steps, most of them outside, the app converted only 1,319 into sweatcoins.

How Do You Vote? 50 Million Google Images Give a Clue

How Do You Vote? 50 Million Google Images Give a Clue

Timnit Gebru led the research effort at Stanford University that analyzed 50 million images and location data from Google Street View, the street-scene feature of the online giant’s mapping service.

Sorry, Power-Lunchers. This Restaurant Is a Co-Working Space Now.

Sorry, Power-Lunchers. This Restaurant Is a Co-Working Space Now.

The start-up Spacious has turned 25 restaurants, including the Milling Room in Manhattan, into a co-working space during the day.

Twitter Stock Drops After User Numbers Decline

Twitter Stock Drops After User Numbers Decline

Twitter’s higher-than-expected revenue was overshadowed by a fall in its monthly active users.

Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse

Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse

In training sessions on domestic violence and technology, people have started asking about how to handle the use of connected home devices in abuse situations, said Erica Olsen, director of the Safety Net Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

Apple Policy on Bugs May Explain Why Hackers Would Help F.B.I.

Apple Policy on Bugs May Explain Why Hackers Would Help F.B.I.

Security flaws in Apple devices are prized by hackers.

Ireland’s Abortion Referendum Becomes a Test for Facebook and Google

Ireland’s Abortion Referendum Becomes a Test for Facebook and Google

Ireland’s abortion referendum on Friday has turned into a test of whether Facebook and Google can prevent foreign meddling from swaying the outcome.

India Clings to Cash, Even as Tech Firms Push Digital Money

India Clings to Cash, Even as Tech Firms Push Digital Money

Pooran Singh’s cellphone shop in Aligarh, India, verifies users of Paytm’s digital payments service and helps them open bank accounts. Companies like Paytm are trying to coax Indians to shift away from cash.

Uber to Buy Jump, Maker of Electric Bicycles, After Bike-Sharing Test

Uber to Buy Jump, Maker of Electric Bicycles, After Bike-Sharing Test

Jump started its bike-sharing service last year in San Francisco.

A Wrinkle in Time Keeping

A Wrinkle in Time Keeping

The Time Zone Override controls in the iOS settings can stop your calendar appointments from shifting to the local time when you travel.

Goldman Sachs to Open a Bitcoin Trading Operation

Goldman Sachs to Open a Bitcoin Trading Operation

Goldman Sachs will begin using its own money to trade with clients in a variety of contracts linked to the price of Bitcoin.

Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive’s Comments on Russian Interference

Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive’s Comments on Russian Interference

President Trump cited tweets by Rob Goldman as proof that Russia’s disinformation campaign was about something other than giving him an election victory.

Gatekeepers or Censors? How Tech Manages Online Speech

Gatekeepers or Censors? How Tech Manages Online Speech

The tech companies’ approach to Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist, exposed how unevenly tech companies enforce their rules.

How a Fake Group on Facebook Created Real Protests

How a Fake Group on Facebook Created Real Protests

The Facebook page Black Elevation was part of a complex influence campaign that organized real-world events before it was spotted and taken down by Facebook.

After the Bitcoin Boom: Hard Lessons for Cryptocurrency Investors

After the Bitcoin Boom: Hard Lessons for Cryptocurrency Investors

Tony Yoo, a financial analyst in Los Angeles, invested more than $100,000 of his savings last fall. At their lowest point, his holdings dropped almost 70 percent in value.


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