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Bits: Farhad and Nicole’s Week in Tech: Russia, Russia Everywhere

Nicole: Yup. It turns out the Kremlin has found their sweet spot in the ugly fault lines in American politics. They’ve truly exploited our country’s political grievances, cultural resentments, news literacy and diminishing faith in once-trusted institutions like the news ...

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Twitter Users Split on Boycott Over Platform’s Move Against Rose McGowan

#WomenBoycottTwitter Friday, October 13th. In solidarity w @rosemcgowan and all the victims of hate and harassment Twitter fails to support. https://t.co/G0my9EyKpQ Calling white women allies to recognize conflict of #WomenBoycottTwitter for women of color who haven’t received support on similar ...

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Richard Branson’s Virgin and Hyperloop One Transit Pods Become Fast Friends

Virgin Group companies include Virgin Trains, a railroad operator in Britain, and Virgin Galactic, which is dedicated to commercial spaceflight. Hyperloop One employees do not call their project a train — after all, it does not use tracks. Instead, magnetically ...

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Google Unveils Job Training Initiative With $1 Billion Pledge

Google plans to donate $ 1 billion to nonprofits through its charitable arm, Google.org, with the aim of addressing the gap between the skills required by modern companies and the skills that are taught in schools. Google said it was ...

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How Facebook’s Ad System Works

Facebook was part of a gradual but significant change in online advertising over the past decade. As more people have moved more of their online activity from PCs to mobile phones, the lines between ads and organic content have continued ...

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Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Now Viewed as Threats

“For 10 years, the arguments in tech were about which chief executive was more like Jesus. Which one was going to run for president. Who did the best job convincing the work force to lean in,” said Scott Galloway, a ...

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Sheryl Sandberg Says Facebook Will Hand Over More Data on Russia-Linked Ads

On Wednesday, Ms. Sandberg met with top lawmakers, including those involved in the House investigation. On Thursday, she is to meet with members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Facebook has hired three crisis communications firms and ...

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Tech Tip: Your Computer: Should It Stay or Should It Go?

Q. What are the signs that it is time to replace your computer? A. Unusual behavior from hardware and software can provide clues. For example, grinding or clunking noises coming from the computer’s internal drive have traditionally been signs that ...

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Tech We’re Using: Making the Lives of Cybercriminals and Spies Harder Online

What tech tools or web services do you avoid to prevent sensitive information from being exposed? Alexa, Google Home, Dropcam and anything that has real-time access to my home scare me to death. Likewise, I steer clear of any free ...

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Lawmakers Say They Plan to Release Facebook Ads Linked to Russia

Photo Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, in June. On Wednesday, she met with the leaders of the House Intelligence Committee. Credit Michael Short/Bloomberg WASHINGTON — Leaders of the House Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday that they planned to ...

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