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Google Introduces the Pixel, Its Own Smartphone

Photo Google presented an array of new products, including the Pixel smartphone, in San Francisco on Tuesday. Credit Beck Diefenbach/Reuters SAN FRANCISCO — For all the bells and whistles of Google’s new smartphone, the biggest point of emphasis is tucked ...

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Facebook Marketplace Goes Wrong: Sex, Guns and Baby Hedgehogs

Photo Posts advertising the sale of illegal drugs were featured on Facebook’s new Marketplace tab on Monday. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times On Monday morning, Facebook introduced Marketplace, a new section on its mobile app that allowed ...

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Bits: Daily Report: Another Round in the Privacy vs. Security Debate, This Time With the Signal App

Photo Moxie Marlinspike, founder of Open Whisper Systems, a maker of the encryption app Signal. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times Earlier this year, Apple resisted the demands of federal authorities to help open a locked iPhone. In Brazil, Facebook’s ...

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Google Unveils Hardware Projects

By CNBC | Oct. 4, 2016 | 3:28 Mike Isaac, a technology reporter for The New York Times, said he’ll be paying more attention to Google’s Daydream V.R. headset than its new phone. Related: article: Google, Lagging Amazon, Races Across ...

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Subpoenas and Gag Orders Show Government Overreach, Tech Companies Argue

Photo Moxie Marlinspike, founder of Open Whisper Systems, a maker of the encryption app Signal. Credit Jim Wilson/The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — It has been six months since the Justice Department backed off on demands that Apple help ...

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Tech Tip: Still Waiting to Hear From Yahoo

Q. I have a Yahoo account. I have changed the password and taken other recommended security steps but I have yet to hear from Yahoo. Does the company have any obligation to inform its users of the breach? Shouldn’t Yahoo ...

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Mediator: On Twitter, Hate Speech Bounded Only by a Character Limit

It’s a lamentable turn that Twitter says it is urgently working to address. Soon after Twitter took its place in the tech-driven media revolution a decade ago, it proved to be a forceful amplifier of ideas and personalities, one that ...

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Bits: Daily Report: Google’s Slow Response to Amazon’s Echo is a Warning

Photo Mario Queiroz, Google’s vice president of product management, showed off the new Google Home in May. Credit Glenn Chapman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Google, for all its financial success and world-beating technology, has a problem: It often lags or ...

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U.S. Tech Giants Are Investing Billions to Keep Data in Europe

In the battle to dominate Europe’s cloud computing market, American tech giants are spending big to build up their local credibility. Amazon Web Services, the largest player, announced last week that it would soon open multiple data centers in France ...

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Google, Lagging Amazon, Races Across the Threshold Into the Home

“Amazon is the accidental winner here,” said Scott Galloway, a professor of marketing at the Stern School of Business at New York University. “Amazon got there first, which is superimpressive, and it has been a huge hit.” Google is a ...

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