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The New York Times: Technology

Facebook Identifies Russia-Linked Misinformation Campaign

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

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.
Huawei Said to Be Under U.S. Investigation in Trade-Secrets Case

Huawei Said to Be Under U.S. Investigation in Trade-Secrets Case

An investigation in Seattle into potential intellectual property theft adds to recent pressures on Huawei, a Chinese technology giant.

On Technology: How Secrecy Fuels Facebook Paranoia

The social platform knows everything that happens within its walls — that’s the whole point — but it is oddly reticent when it comes to misinformation campaigns.
Tech We’re Using: How to Sort Through a Cornucopia of Television Shows

Tech We’re Using: How to Sort Through a Cornucopia of Television Shows

Aisha Harris, assistant TV editor, watching the screener of a new show ahead of its debut.

Tech Tip: The Easy (and Free) Way to Make a Budget Spreadsheet

With a little time, typing and easy-to-use software, you can quickly see your financial picture much more thoroughly and better plan for the future.

YouTube Bans Risky Prank Videos Amid Spate of ‘Bird Box’ Challenge Stunts

The video-sharing site said that it was clarifying its policies on the posting of harmful content to explicitly exclude pranks with a “perceived danger of serious physical injury.”
Facebook Advertising Profiles Are a Mystery to Most Users, Survey Says

Facebook Advertising Profiles Are a Mystery to Most Users, Survey Says

Facebook opened a pop-up kiosk in Manhattan in December to provide consumers information about its new privacy tools.
Alan R. Pearlman, Synthesizer Pioneer, Dies at 93

Alan R. Pearlman, Synthesizer Pioneer, Dies at 93

Alan R. Pearlman with an ARP 2600 synthesizer in 2013. He founded ARP Instruments in 1969, and within a few years it became the leading synthesizer manufacturer.
In Portland, Scooter Start-Ups Played Nice. Regulators Took Note.

In Portland, Scooter Start-Ups Played Nice. Regulators Took Note.

Lime was one of three electric-scooter start-ups that participated in a pilot project in Portland, Ore. Over the four-month program, Portlanders took 700,369 scooter rides.
Huawei’s Reclusive Founder Rejects Spying and Praises Trump

Huawei’s Reclusive Founder Rejects Spying and Praises Trump

Ren Zhengfei, the 74-year-old founder and chief executive of Huawei, speaking to a group of reporters on Tuesday. “I will never do anything to harm any country in the world,” he said.
Huang Qi, Online Dissident and Rights Advocate in China, Faces Trial

Huang Qi, Online Dissident and Rights Advocate in China, Faces Trial

The rights activist Huang Qi in 2012. His trial has drawn intense international attention, in part because Mr. Huang, 55, has a potentially fatal kidney disease.

An Egg, Just a Regular Egg, Is Instagram’s Most-Liked Post Ever

There’s nothing special about the egg. Seems like a fine enough egg. But more than 35 million people have liked it, dethroning Kylie Jenner’s birth-announcement post.
Electric Vehicles Are in the Spotlight at Detroit’s 2019 Auto Show

Electric Vehicles Are in the Spotlight at Detroit’s 2019 Auto Show

Ken Westerman and his new Toyota Prius hybrid in his driveway in Ann Arbor, Mich. He considered buying a Tesla Model 3 instead, but the challenges of recharging dissuaded him.
Huawei Fires Employee Arrested in Poland on Spying Charges

Huawei Fires Employee Arrested in Poland on Spying Charges

Huawei’s offices in Warsaw. A local employee at another telecommunications company was also arrested on the same charges.
Mamá to Madre? ‘Roma’ Subtitles in Spain Anger Alfonso Cuarón

Mamá to Madre? ‘Roma’ Subtitles in Spain Anger Alfonso Cuarón

Alfonso Cuarón arriving at the Los Angeles premiere of “Roma” last month.