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Bits: Farhad’s Week in Tech: Less Time on Facebook, More Noise From Amazon

You should read this piece by my colleagues at The Upshot for an explanation of why American health care will prove difficult even for Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon and Warren Buffett to fix. And they’re not necessarily the first to ...

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Bits: Farhad’s Week in Tech: Big Tech Is Pouring Love on America. Thank Trump?

Photo Outside an Amazon building in Seattle. Credit Elaine Thompson/Associated Press Each Friday, Farhad Manjoo, technology columnist at The New York Times, reviews the week’s news, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in ...

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Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Another Huge Security Flaw

Farhad: Hey, “Spectre” was James Bond. And apparently there are a handful of movies called “Meltdown,” including a 2014 zombie comedy. But let’s get back to computer bugs. So as serious as these flaws are, they’re of biggest concern to ...

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Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Net Neutrality Is Gone

Pai’s stance is to say it’s pro-competition to unravel regulations. Pretty much everyone in Silicon Valley says that that’s bogus and that consumers will lose, while big corporations like Comcast will have free rein to jack up prices for different ...

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Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: The Big Bitcoin Boom

It kind of feels like those stories I heard years ago about hyperinflation in Zimbabwe, where people would cart around wheelbarrows of cash that wouldn’t be worth the paper they were printed on. But, uh, I guess the opposite of ...

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Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Get Ready for Robot Cars

So even though it’s only happening in Arizona, this is a big deal. Waymo is clearly leading the pack in the race to produce self-driving cars, which makes sense because of Google’s multiyear head start in the space. Would you ...

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Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Regulation Is Looming

I guess that’s cool, but also sort of freaks me out? I do wonder if Torontans — Torontonians? Toronti? — are O.K. with the whole thing. Farhad: No surprise, I’m going to disagree with you. We worry about techies for ...

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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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Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: More Uber Drama, and Few Answers From Facebook

But it did paint a pretty ugly picture of Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer who sold his company to Uber after leaving Google and taking thousands of files with him. Not exactly a good look, if you’re trying to ...

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Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Twitter’s Eventful Few Days

Mike: This is really important, by the way. It’s not like our Twitter accounts getting hacked and someone tweeting a bunch of crazy stuff. It’s social security numbers, credit reports, addresses, phone numbers — deep access to our lives, there ...

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