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How Huawei Wooed Europe With Sponsorships, Investments and Promises
Huawei's booth at last year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The company plans to announce new handsets and provide an update of its 5G plans next month at this year's conference.
Did Australia Poke a Hole in Your Phone’s Security?
Outside the the Sydney Opera House in Australia, where a new law empowers the authorities to compel tech giants to create ways around the encryption built into their products.
Tech We’re Using: He Reported on Facebook. Now He Approaches It With Caution.
Nicholas Confessore, an investigative reporter, in the New York Times building. He prefers an iPhone to Android phones because of Apple's privacy protections.
Who Posted Viral Video of Covington Students and Protester? Congress Wants to Know
Lawmakers are investigating the Twitter account that first shared the video that has caused an explosive political moment.
World Leaders at Davos Call for Global Rules on Tech
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan said on Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, that his country would use its chairmanship of the Group of 20 nations this year to push for a new international system governing how data is used.
Tycoon of the Pre-Owned
Racking it up: Julie Wainwright at one of her humongous warehouses.
The Art of the Internet, Restored and Out in the World
Over the course of 15 years, the artist Eduardo Kac restored his works for videotex, a pre-internet communications system. His piece “Reabracadabra” (1985), a sort of digital poem, is on display at the New Museum.
Viacom Buys PlutoTV Streaming Service, Its Biggest Digital Push Yet
The once mighty cable giant is paying $340 million for the free, advertising-based service, which has about 12 million active viewers a month.
What Made the TV Show ‘You’ a Hit? Netflix
The show drew virtually no audience when it premiered on Lifetime in September. Now that it’s streaming, it’s a different story.
The New New World: China Transforms, and a Factory Owner Struggles to Follow
Shao Chunyou and his wife, Yu Youfu, at their factory in Dongguan, China. Poor but ambitious when he arrived in southern China 30 years ago, Mr. Shao is now a successful factory owner.
Google Is Fined $57 Million Under Europe’s Data Privacy Law
France penalized the company for not properly disclosing to users how data is collected across its services to present personalized advertising.
Coming Soon to a Police Station Near You: The DNA ‘Magic Box’
A Rapid DNA machine can reveal whether an individual’s DNA matches genetic evidence collected from a local crime.
How Do You Govern Machines That Can Learn? Policymakers Are Trying to Figure That Out
Nicolas Miailhe, a co-founder of the Future Society, asking a question during a gathering of global policymakers last week at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Amazon Knows What You Buy. And It’s Building a Big Ad Business From It.
Are ‘10-Year Challenge’ Photos a Boon to Facebook’s Facial Recognition Technology?
Facebook is one of many companies that has been using facial recognition technology for years. Is one meme going to make a difference?
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F.T.C. Is Said to Be Considering Large Facebook Fines
Questions about Facebook’s handling of user data pushed lawmakers to call Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive, to testify before Congress.
D.N.C. Says It Was Targeted Again by Russian Hackers After ’18 Election
The Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington. The committee said in new court filings that it was targeted in an attempted hacking by a Russian group after the midterm elections.
Bits: The Week in Tech: How Google and Facebook Spawned Surveillance Capitalism
Shoshana Zuboff, author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” says digital services like Google and Facebook claim private human behavior “as something to be bought and sold in the marketplace.”
AT&T to Advertise on YouTube Again After a Nearly 2-Year Holdout
AT&T pulled its advertising from YouTube in 2017 because it was appearing near offensive content too often.
Work Friend: If You Don’t Think Your Office Is a War Zone You Are Fooling Yourself
Crowdwise: How to Handle the Dreaded ‘Reply All Moment’
You know that sinking feeling when you accidentally click "Reply All" instead of "Reply?" It's awful. Here's how to handle it, and make sure it never happens again.
Wait —: Wait — Is Qai Qai America’s Most Important Doll?
Short answer: yes. Meet the granddaughter of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian.
Corner Office: Hadi Partovi Was Raised in a Revolution. Today He Teaches Kids to Code.
Hadi Partovi, the founder of Code.org.
Facebook Identifies Russia-Linked Misinformation Campaign
Facebook has been under pressure to more aggressively counter the spread of misinformation and manipulation of the social network that is aimed at stirring division and discord.
Microsoft Pledges $500 Million for Affordable Housing in Seattle Area
A government report in December found that the Seattle region needs 156,000 more affordable housing units, and will need 88,000 more by 2040 if the region’s growth continues.