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Ingress Has the World as Its Game Board

Ingress Has the World as Its Game Board

R.M. Harman, who goes by the nickname Auros, was at Prospect Park in Brooklyn last month to play Ingress. He traveled there from San Francisco.

Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built

Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built

Jim Steyer, left, and Tristan Harris in Common Sense’s headquarters. Common Sense is helping fund the The Truth About Tech campaign.

The Biggest Spender of Political Ads on Facebook? President Trump

The Biggest Spender of Political Ads on Facebook? President Trump

President Trump’s operation has run dozens of ads on Facebook recently that seek to rally support to confirm Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the vacant spot on the Supreme Court.

A Tough Task for Facebook: European-Type Privacy for All

A Tough Task for Facebook: European-Type Privacy for All

Facebook already offers a "privacy checkup" feature, but it has now promised to offer all of its users the same personal data protections that will be required by the European Union.

Firm Led by Google Veterans Uses A.I. to ‘Nudge’ Workers Toward Happiness

Firm Led by Google Veterans Uses A.I. to ‘Nudge’ Workers Toward Happiness

Lizbeydi Dimas, an employee of the salad chain Sweetgreen, at a store in Mountain View, Calif. Sweetgreen turned to Humu, a start-up, for ideas on how to improve its workers’ satisfaction.

There Is Nothing Virtual About Bitcoin’s Energy Appetite

There Is Nothing Virtual About Bitcoin’s Energy Appetite

An employee at a Bitmain facility in Inner Mongolia, one of the biggest Bitcoin farms in the world.

Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News

Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News

Facebook has been trying to counter charges that not enough is being done to stamp out fake news and disinformation on the social media platform.

China’s ZTE, Saved by U.S., Has a Checkered Past and Shaky Future

China’s ZTE, Saved by U.S., Has a Checkered Past and Shaky Future

The Chinese telecommunications company ZTE got into trouble with the United States Department of Commerce for violations of trade controls on Iran and North Korea.

After Cambridge Analytica, Privacy Experts Get to Say ‘I Told You So’

After Cambridge Analytica, Privacy Experts Get to Say ‘I Told You So’

Facebook’s offices in Menlo Park, Calif. The disclosure that the personal data of up to 87 million Facebook users was improperly harvested by the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica has given privacy experts hope that the public will finally listen to them.

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.

A.I. Researchers Are Making More Than $1 Million, Even at a Nonprofit

A.I. Researchers Are Making More Than $1 Million, Even at a Nonprofit

Artificial intelligence experts are commanding eye-popping salaries. Including a signing bonus, OpenAI paid its top researcher, Ilya Sutskever, more than $1.9 million in 2016.

Let Gmail Finish Your Sentences

Let Gmail Finish Your Sentences

Once you enable it in the settings, Gmail's new Smart Compose feature can finish your sentences for you as you type.

Grindr Sets Off Privacy Firestorm After Sharing Users’ H.I.V.-Status Data

Grindr Sets Off Privacy Firestorm After Sharing Users’ H.I.V.-Status Data

Grindr, which recently announced changes to its software to urge users to get frequent H.I.V. tests, said it would stop sharing H.I.V. data with outside companies.

With Cryptocurrencies in Free Fall, One Big Firm Doubles Down

With Cryptocurrencies in Free Fall, One Big Firm Doubles Down

Chris Dixon, a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, will help lead a $300 million fund devoted to projects inspired by Bitcoin.

Amazon Pushes Facial Recognition to Police. Critics See Surveillance Risk.

Amazon Pushes Facial Recognition to Police. Critics See Surveillance Risk.

Amazon promotes its facial recognition technology on the company’s website, saying that the service can track people in a video even when their faces are not visible.

The Keys That Might Fix Your Mac

The Keys That Might Fix Your Mac

If you have tried Apple's other troubleshooting steps and nothing works, press the Shift, Control, Option and Power keys (all highlighted) for at least 10 seconds to reset the Mac's System Management Controller.


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