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Scholars Have Data on Millions of Facebook Users. Who’s Guarding It?

Scholars Have Data on Millions of Facebook Users. Who’s Guarding It?

In 2007, Michal Kosinski, then at the University of Cambridge, worked with colleagues on a quiz app that offered to assess people’s personalities in exchange for collecting their Facebook data.

A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter

A Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter

Wen Shengjian, 14, of Dongying, China, said he knew the names of Google, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, but “I don’t need them.”

Rise of Bitcoin Competitor Ripple Creates Wealth to Rival Zuckerberg

Rise of Bitcoin Competitor Ripple Creates Wealth to Rival Zuckerberg

Chris Larsen, a co-founder of the Ripple virtual currency, at Ripple’s headquarters in San Francisco. He briefly became the world’s fifth richest person on Thursday as the value of Ripple has soared.

Huawei and ZTE Hit Hard as U.S. Moves Against Chinese Tech Firms

Huawei and ZTE Hit Hard as U.S. Moves Against Chinese Tech Firms

Huawei made a big push in the United States with a new smartphone this year, but that was derailed when AT&T, appearing to bow to government security concerns, walked away from a deal to sell the phone.

In Some Countries, Facebook’s Fiddling Has Magnified Fake News

In Some Countries, Facebook’s Fiddling Has Magnified Fake News

The newsroom of Página Siete, a Bolivian newspaper. Traffic to the publication’s website plunged by 20 percent after Facebook began testing a new version of its News Feed in Bolivia.

Uber Shareholders Including Kalanick Loosen Grip With Sales of Stock

Uber Shareholders Including Kalanick Loosen Grip With Sales of Stock

An Uber driver center in the Bronx. Travis Kalanick, Uber’s former chief executive, was said to have sold nearly one-third of his shares for about $1.4 billion.

Amazon’s Ripple Effect on Grocery Industry: Rivals Stock Up on Start-Ups

Amazon’s Ripple Effect on Grocery Industry: Rivals Stock Up on Start-Ups

Plastic crates moving along a conveyor at the Boxed fulfillment center in Union, N.J. Boxed announced Tuesday that it had sold a $110 million minority stake to one of Japan’s biggest retail chains, Aeon Group.

Apple, Spurned by Others, Signs Deal With Volkswagen for Driverless Cars

Apple, Spurned by Others, Signs Deal With Volkswagen for Driverless Cars

A Volkswagen T6 Transporter van being assembled in Hanover, Germany. Apple has signed a deal under which Volkswagen is to produce self-driving versions of the van to serve as shuttles for the tech giant’s employees.

Keeping Personal Appointments Private on Google Calendar

Keeping Personal Appointments Private on Google Calendar

Depending on how the G Suite software has been administered, even if you add a co-worker’s Google calendar to your own, you may see appointments marked as “busy” instead of the specific event details.

Taking Visual Journalism Into the Sky With Drones

Taking Visual Journalism Into the Sky With Drones

Josh Haner, a New York Times photographer, with his DJI Phantom drone at the Li River in China in 2016. “Every year, drones get smaller and their cameras get more advanced,” he said.

Former Uber Engineer’s Lawsuit Claims Sexual Harassment

Former Uber Engineer’s Lawsuit Claims Sexual Harassment

Uber headquarters in San Francisco, where a former employee filed a suit Monday saying the company’s human resources department did nothing to stop co-workers from sexually harassing her.

Inside the Mating Rituals of Brands and Online Stars

Inside the Mating Rituals of Brands and Online Stars

Outside VidCon last month in Anaheim, Calif., where a speed dating event was held to match brands and YouTube stars looking for advertising opportunities.

Delivering Amazon Packages to the Top of the World

Delivering Amazon Packages to the Top of the World

The main square of Leh, India, a Himalayan town where Amazon started offering doorstep delivery last fall.

As Google Feeds Cats, Owl Lovers Cry Foul

As Google Feeds Cats, Owl Lovers Cry Foul

Feral cats have been seen stalking burrowing owls and other prey at Shoreline Park.

Microsoft Buys GitHub for $7.5 Billion, Moving to Grow in Coding’s New Era

Microsoft Buys GitHub for $7.5 Billion, Moving to Grow in Coding’s New Era

A GitHub billboard being installed in San Francisco in 2014. Microsoft said on Monday that it would acquire the company for $7.5 billion.

Amazon’s Curious Case of the $2,630.52 Used Paperback

Amazon’s Curious Case of the $2,630.52 Used Paperback

After seeing the price on the left for “One Snowy Knight” on Amazon, the author asked: “How many really sell at that price? Are they just hoping to snooker some poor soul?”


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