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To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:18:26 GMT

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, faces renewed questions about why the social network didn’t catch the Russian activity earlier or do more to stop it.The special counsel’s indictment detailed how crucial Facebook and Instagram were to the Russian campaign to disrupt the presidential election.

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Yevgeny Prigozhin, Russian Oligarch Indicted by U.S., Is Known as ‘Putin’s Cook’

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:51:05 GMT

Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, left, serving dinner to President Vladimir V. Putin in Moscow in 2011, when Mr. Putin was prime minister.The secretive oligarch is one of 13 Russians the special counsel charged on Friday for allegedly meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Bits: Farhad’s Week in Tech: Netflix Gets a Star, and Google’s Conflicted Ad Blocker

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:00:13 GMT

As Netflix lures top producers like Ryan Murphy, cable viewers — and not the cord cutters — are the ones missing out, more and more, on television’s biggest shows.A look at the week’s developments in tech, plus a request: Which tech stories would you like to read more about?

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Tech Tip: Creating a Point of Return for Windows

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:00:16 GMT

While it does not back up personal data, Microsoft’s System Restore feature saves a snapshot of your Windows settings for emergencies.

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Tyranny of Convenience

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:30:31 GMT

All the personal tasks in our lives are being made easier. But at what cost?

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N.B.A. Stars Get Into the Hollywood Game

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:56:02 GMT

Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors started an entertainment company, Thirty Five Media, in April.Los Angeles is suddenly crawling with basketball royalty like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant, who are developing TV shows, streaming offerings and movies.

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Tech Tip: Using Microsoft Apps on a Chromebook

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:00:24 GMT

If you have a device running the Chrome OS but prefer Microsoft Office to Google Docs, you don’t have to change your ways much.

F.C.C. Watchdog Looks Into Changes That Benefited Sinclair

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:00:26 GMT

Ajit Pai, the F.C.C. chairman, has moved aggressively to relax media ownership rules.An investigation could lead to questions that the F.C.C. chairman, Ajit Pai, has so far tried to avoid answering in public.

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As the Streaming Wars Heat Up, Ryan Murphy Cashes In

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:44:41 GMT

Ryan Murphy’s roughly $300 million with Netflix is the latest sign of how streaming companies have disrupted traditional Hollywood and driven up prices for stars and series creators.The producer agreed to a $300 million Netflix deal months after Shonda Rhimes signed for $100 million and Apple and Amazon contributed to a manic market.

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White Collar Watch: Should Congress Create a Crypto-Cop?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:26:10 GMT

Representations of the Ripple, Bitcoin, Etherum and Litecoin virtual currencies.The mania over cryptocurrencies has gotten the attention of regulators. But currently, the S.E.C. and C.F.T.C. can only look on at what is happening.

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Tech We’re Using: This Valentine’s Day, Considering Tech That Keeps Couples Together

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:45:53 GMT

What’s particularly misleading about online dating, says Daniel Jones, the Modern Love editor, is how everyone on the site is trying to seduce you. “They’re trying to seduce everyone. They’re all saying, ‘Date me!’”Technology has invaded modern relationships. Our Modern Love editor, Daniel Jones, says the most important tech for couples may be the shower.

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Op-Ed Contributors: Don’t Let Criminals Hide Their Data Overseas

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:37:21 GMT

Data cables in a server room in Australia.Bipartisan legislation before Congress would authorize the U.S. to obtain essential information on criminals and terrorists held on servers abroad.

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Tech Tip: Sampling Twitter (Without an Account)

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:22:37 GMT

You can keep an eye on what people are talking about on Twitter even if you prefer to skip the apps and stick to a flip phone or a web browser.

Trilobites: How Cockroaches Crash Into Walls and Keep Going

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:14 GMT

Scientists found that the tough exteriors of cockroaches help them keep moving without losing much momentum when they bump into things.The ability of the ancient pests may owe less to their speed than to their tough-shock absorbent exoskeletons. The finding could help engineers design tougher robots.

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Broadcom Now Seeking Fewer of Qualcomm’s Board Seats

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:32:56 GMT

Hock Tan, the chief executive of Broadcom, said his company’s decision to seek fewer seats on Qualcomm’s board was a bid to provide “continuity” after an eventual takeover.In seeking only six director spots at Qualcomm, Broadcom has effectively lowered the bar for success in its hostile takeover campaign.

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Julian Assange’s Arrest Warrant Is Again Upheld by U.K. Judge

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:01:43 GMT

The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appearing at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London last May.In her second ruling in a week against the WikiLeaks founder, Judge Emma Arbuthnot suggested that Mr. Assange should leave the Ecuadorean Embassy to face a bail-jumping charge.

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Tech Tip: Picking a Default Account in Mac Mail

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:27:40 GMT

Apple’s Mail program can send and receive messages from multiple accounts, but you can set a preferred address for sending new messages.

Bill and Melinda Gates Tackle ‘Tough Questions’ and Trump

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:00:28 GMT

Bill and Melinda Gates say they remain militantly optimistic about the state of progress in the world.In their annual update for the Gates Foundation, they say that they remain optimistic about the world’s progress, but that President Trump’s policies could hurt their efforts.

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YouTube Revamped Its Ad System. AT&T Still Hasn’t Returned.

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:14:41 GMT

“We’re very hopeful we can get back onto YouTube,” said Fiona Carter, chief brand officer at AT&T. The company pulled its advertising last year because of concerns about offensive content.The company, one of the biggest marketers in the U.S., hasn’t returned to the platform because of concerns that its ads could appear with offensive content.

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As China Marches Forward on A.I., the White House Is Silent

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:24:28 GMT

Last summer, China unveiled a plan to become the world’s leader in artificial intelligence, challenging the longtime role of the United States.

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Edging Its Way Into Our Lives

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:33:22 GMT

Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce, speaking Tuesday at The New York Times’s New Work Summit. His discussion, at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, Calif., was conducted by Rebecca Blumenstein, a deputy managing editor at The Times.Artificial intelligence is here, and its effects are being felt across how we work. The New York Times examines the impact at its New Work Summit on Feb. 12 and 13.

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15 Minutes of Fame Is Too Much. Try 6 Seconds.

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:13:35 GMT

The actor Nico Santos films a reaction pack of GIFs at Giphy Studios in downtown Los Angeles.Giphy Studios is trying to help actors, musicians and advertisers slide into your DMs with goofy short videos. Yay for our brains!

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Cyberattack Caused Olympic Opening Ceremony Disruption

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:07:11 GMT

The opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday. Hackers who targeted the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee during the event had the ability to destroy computers, but didn’t.Security researchers uncovered evidence that the attack had been in the works since last year. But hackers stopped short of the damage they could have done.

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Tech Tip: Measuring and Managing Your Cellular Data Use

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:12:29 GMT

High-speed broadband is plentiful in most cities, but for those out in the country with only metered cellular connections, every megabyte counts.

Google Makes Its Special A.I. Chips Available to Others

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:06:55 GMT

One of Google’s tensor processing units, a new kind of chip that Google said on Monday it would allow other companies to access through its cloud-computing service.The internet giant developed the tensor processing units, or T.P.U.s, for its data centers. Now other companies can use them through its cloud-computing service.

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Op-Ed Contributor: America’s Real Digital Divide

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 23:55:22 GMT

The problem isn’t that poor children don’t have access to computers. It’s that they spend too much time in front of them.

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With Qualcomm in Play, San Diego Fears Losing ‘Our Flag’

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:37:56 GMT

Qualcomm’s headquarters campus in San Diego belies the company’s origins in a local living room.The world’s No. 1 maker of smartphone chips is the area’s biggest employer and benefactor, a role threatened by Broadcom’s $121 billion takeover bid.

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NASA Budgets for a Trip to the Moon, but Not While Trump Is President

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 03:14:37 GMT

Vice President Mike Pence at the National Space Council’s first meeting in Chantilly, Va., in October.The administration sees a greater role for the private sector in returning to the moon and running the International Space Station, which it would stop financing in 2025.

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