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What Stays on Facebook and What Goes? The Social Network Cannot Answer

What Stays on Facebook and What Goes? The Social Network Cannot Answer

Facebook executives from Mark Zuckerberg on down have been almost comically tripped up by some of the most basic questions the site faces.

F.B.I.’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

F.B.I.’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

An analysis by Cisco’s threat intelligence division found that hundreds of thousands of routers, from a range of manufacturers, were infected by the malware linked to the hacking group Fancy Bear.

Judge in Apple Case Seen as Unfazed by Stress, Even a Plane Crash

Judge in Apple Case Seen as Unfazed by Stress, Even a Plane Crash

Firemen working through the remains of a twin engine Cessna that crashed into the home of Judge Sheri N. Pym in Claremont, Calif, in 2003.

Eric Schmidt to Step Down as Alphabet’s Executive Chairman

Eric Schmidt to Step Down as Alphabet’s Executive Chairman

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet, will become a technical adviser to the company.

Measuring and Managing Your Cellular Data Use

Measuring and Managing Your Cellular Data Use

Switching to a lower audio-quality setting in the Spotify mobile app can help you use less data when streaming over a cellular connection.

Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive’s Comments on Russian Interference

Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive’s Comments on Russian Interference

President Trump cited tweets by Rob Goldman as proof that Russia’s disinformation campaign was about something other than giving him an election victory.

YouTube Attacker’s Complaints Echoed Fight Over Ad Dollars

YouTube Attacker’s Complaints Echoed Fight Over Ad Dollars

Nasim Najafi Aghdam, the woman the police said shot YouTube employees on Tuesday, protesting with members of People for the Ethical for Animals in 2009.

Retailers Race Against Amazon to Automate Stores

Retailers Race Against Amazon to Automate Stores

A shopper at Hema, a Chinese grocery chain operated by Alibaba, the internet giant, scanning a product with her smartphone. The company is experimenting with ways to automate shopping in its stores.

Groups in Myanmar Fire Back at Zuckerberg

Groups in Myanmar Fire Back at Zuckerberg

A half-dozen civil society groups in Myanmar said in an open letter on Thursday that Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, had mischaracterized the social network’s efforts to detect hate speech in their country.

Facebook to Remove Misinformation That Leads to Violence

Facebook to Remove Misinformation That Leads to Violence

A Rohingya Muslim woman at a displacement camp in Myanmar. Facebook has been accused of facilitating attacks on the Rohingya in the country by allowing anti-Muslim hate speech on its platform.

Video Game Creators Seek Out Hollywood for Robust Narratives

Video Game Creators Seek Out Hollywood for Robust Narratives

Video game creators are increasingly turning to Hollywood writers to craft narratives for their games.

Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News

Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News

Facebook has been trying to counter charges that not enough is being done to stamp out fake news and disinformation on the social media platform.

AT&T Chief Says It Made a ‘Big Mistake’ Hiring Michael Cohen

AT&T Chief Says It Made a ‘Big Mistake’ Hiring Michael Cohen

Randall L. Stephenson, the chief executive of AT&T, said “hiring Michael Cohen as a political consultant was a big mistake.”

Facebook Gains Status in China, at Least for a Moment

Facebook Gains Status in China, at Least for a Moment

Facebook has registered a subsidiary in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, has assiduously courted the authorities in China, where the social networking service is blocked.

Lights, Camera, Artificial Action: Start-Up Is Taking A.I. to the Movies

Lights, Camera, Artificial Action: Start-Up Is Taking A.I. to the Movies

From left, Gary Bradski, chief technology officer at Arraiy, which is trying to automate the creation of digital effects for movies, TV and games; Brendan Dowdle, the company’s head of operations and strategy; and Ethan Rublee, Arraiy’s chief executive.

Instagram Unveils a Bully Filter

Instagram Unveils a Bully Filter

Instagram, owned by Facebook, is expanding its anti-bullying initiative in an effort to rid the popular social media site of bullies.


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