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Bits: Daily Report: Facebook Courts China With Censoring Software

Photo Facebook ads at a mobile internet conference in Beijing this year. Credit Andy Wong/Associated Press.. Facebook has been in the spotlight for the last few weeks over issues including how fake news on the social network may have influenced ...

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App Smart: Weather Apps to Download and Store Up for Winter

LIKE it or not, winter is coming. Apart from layering up, you can turn to your phone to help you brave the rain, wind or snow ahead. Weather apps are abundant in mobile app stores, and my new favorite is ...

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Corner Office: John Lilly: Simplify Your Message, and Repeat Often

Photo John Lilly, a partner at the venture capital firm Greylock Partners. Credit Earl Wilson/The New York Times This interview with John Lilly, a partner at Greylock Partners, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, was conducted and condensed by Adam ...

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New Tool Aims to Parse the Value of Online Ad Viewing

As people watch more videos on platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat and Hulu, marketers have spent more time and money trying to reach those viewers. But gauging the success of those advertisements has been a struggle, highlighted by Facebook’s recent ...

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Auto Safety Regulators Seek a Driver Mode to Block Apps

Photo Highway safety administrators are increasingly concerned about distractions posed by smartphones and the apps that Americans use while behind the wheel. Credit Fabrizio Costantini for The New York Times Apple iPhones and other hand-held devices have long had an ...

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James Simons’s Foundation Starts New Institute for Computing, Big Data

Photo James and Marilyn Simons. Credit Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times A new private research institute financed by the billionaire James H. Simons in New York will develop software tools and apply cutting edge computing techniques to science often ...

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James Simons’s Foundation Starts New Institute for Computing, Big Data

A new private research institute financed by the billionaire James H. Simons in New York will develop software tools and apply cutting edge computing techniques to science often not possible in academia and industry. Researchers this week will start moving ...

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Facebook Said to Create Censorship Tool to Get Back Into China

The current and former Facebook employees caution that the software is one of many ideas the company has discussed with respect to entering China and, like many experiments inside Facebook, it may never see the light of day. The feature, ...

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Bits: Anti-Clinton Fake News Casts Pizzeria as Front for Crime

Photo The Comet Ping Pong pizzeria. Credit Chad Bartlett for The New York Times The proliferation of fake news online has roiled the American presidential election, politicians around the world and internet companies including Facebook and Google. So what happens ...

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Tech Tip: Using Twitter’s New Expanded Mute Powers

Q. I thought Twitter already allowed you to mute people who were being obnoxious online, so what exactly have they done that is supposed to make it easier to fight abuse now? A. Twitter has had a mute function since ...

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