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Preoccupations: Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It.

Photo Credit David Saracino I’m a millennial computer scientist who also writes books and runs a blog. Demographically speaking I should be a heavy social media user, but that is not the case. I’ve never had a social media account. ...

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Bits: Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: Fake News, Trolls and Other Spectacles

Photo Twitter’s #VideoNow event in New York City in 2015. Twitter rolled out new tools for users to fight abuse, and it also suspended several accounts run by people in the white-supremacist “alt-right.” Credit Bryan Thomas for The New York ...

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Showdown Looms as U.S. Questions Chinese Deal for Aixtron

Photo The headquarters of Aixtron in Herzogenrath, Germany, last month. Credit Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters.. HONG KONG — A Chinese company is setting up a rare and potentially tone-setting showdown with the American government over its deal to buy a high-tech firm ...

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This Life: When Tech Is a Problem Child

Fair enough, but what should be in such a plan? As the parent of adolescents, I want more than bromides. I want to know what other parents are actually doing that works. For the last six weeks, I’ve circulated (on ...

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Facebook Considering Ways to Combat Fake News, Mark Zuckerberg Says

Photo Mark Zuckerberg in April. In a Facebook post Friday, he said the issues involved in dealing with misinformation on the social network were “complex, both technically and philosophically.” SAN FRANCISCO — After more than a week of accusations that ...

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Essay: Fixation on Fake News Overshadows Waning Trust in Real Reporting

During the months I spent talking to partisan Facebook page operators for a magazine article this year, it became clear that while the ecosystem contained easily identifiable and intentional fabrication, it contained much, much more of something else. I recall ...

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Trump Adviser Takes Stake in China Ride-Sharing Company

Photo A woman in Shanghai placed an order at a station for the ride-sharing company Didi Chuxing. Credit Imaginechina/AP Images A hedge fund billionaire who was an economic adviser to President-elect Donald J. Trump during the campaign has taken a ...

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L.G.B.T. Gamers Huddle for a Postelection Reality Check

Slide Show Slide Show|6 Photos GaymerX Offers a ‘Safe Space’ for L.G.B.T. Gamers GaymerX Offers a ‘Safe Space’ for L.G.B.T. Gamers CreditDina Litovsky for The New York Times Matt Conn didn’t think much of it when he scheduled GaymerX East, ...

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I.R.S. Is Seeking Tax Evaders Who Use Bitcoin

SAN FRANCISCO — The Internal Revenue Service is on the hunt for people who used Bitcoin to evade taxes. The tax agency sent a broad request on Thursday to Coinbase, the largest Bitcoin exchange in the United States, asking for ...

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Bits: Daily Report: The Fake News Precedent Outside the United States

The United States is a leader in internet technology. But it may well be a laggard when it comes to using internet technology for political mischief. The role that fake news stories on internet sites — Facebook, in particular — ...

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