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Ahead of 2020, Facebook Falls Short on Plan to Share Data on Disinformation

Ahead of 2020, Facebook Falls Short on Plan to Share Data on Disinformation

The social network says it has struggled to get the information to researchers because it also wants to protect its users’ privacy.
Preying on Children: The Emerging Psychology of Pedophiles

Preying on Children: The Emerging Psychology of Pedophiles

Images of child sex abuse have reached a crisis point on the internet. Now, science is beginning to shed light on why people abuse children in the first place.
Elon Musk Sets Out SpaceX Starship’s Ambitious Launch Timeline

Elon Musk Sets Out SpaceX Starship’s Ambitious Launch Timeline

The founder of the private launch company presented new details about its next major rocket.
C.E.O.s Are Not Here to Save Us

C.E.O.s Are Not Here to Save Us

Their message was inspired. Their returns, not so much.
The Week in Tech: Why Californians Have Better Privacy Protections

The Week in Tech: Why Californians Have Better Privacy Protections

While Congress has stalled on new privacy bills, a real estate developer is pushing for broader data rights in the Golden State.
Wall Street Deflates America’s Favorite Start-Ups

Wall Street Deflates America’s Favorite Start-Ups

Companies like WeWork and Uber were expected to become a new generation of corporate giants. But investors have backed away.
Facebook Tests Hiding ‘Likes’ on Social Media Posts

Facebook Tests Hiding ‘Likes’ on Social Media Posts

The social network, which has been under fire for extreme content on its site, said it was testing making Likes to posts private in Australia.
SoftBank Bet Big on Disruptive Companies. Many Have Not Paid Off.

SoftBank Bet Big on Disruptive Companies. Many Have Not Paid Off.

The Japanese technology company’s investments in WeWork, Uber, Sprint and other businesses have produced disappointing results, raising questions about how it picks companies.
Brace Yourself for the Internet Impeachment

Brace Yourself for the Internet Impeachment

Disinformation experts are preparing for fast-twitch media manipulation, droves of false and misleading claims and hyper-polarized audiences fiercely clinging to their side’s version of reality.
Twitch Users Watch Billions of Hours of Video, but the Site Wants to Go Beyond Fortnite

Twitch Users Watch Billions of Hours of Video, but the Site Wants to Go Beyond Fortnite

The live-streaming platform, owned by Amazon, has more viewers than many cable channels. But a new ad campaign aims to show it’s good for more than video games.
At Tech’s Leading Edge, Worry About a Concentration of Power

At Tech’s Leading Edge, Worry About a Concentration of Power

A.I. research is becoming increasingly expensive, leaving few people with easy access to the computing firepower necessary to develop the technology.
At Least 70 Countries Have Had Disinformation Campaigns, Study Finds

At Least 70 Countries Have Had Disinformation Campaigns, Study Finds

Governments are using “cyber troops” to discredit political opponents, bury opposing views and interfere in foreign affairs, according to Oxford researchers.
Amazon Wants Alexa to Move (With You) Far Beyond the Living Room

Amazon Wants Alexa to Move (With You) Far Beyond the Living Room

New devices were introduced on Wednesday to get the digital assistant in your earbuds, in your eyeglasses and in your bathroom.
How to Make the Most of Apple’s New Privacy Tools in iOS 13

How to Make the Most of Apple’s New Privacy Tools in iOS 13

We tested the new suite of privacy tools in Apple’s latest mobile software, from minimizing location sharing to silencing robocalls.
EBay C.E.O. Steps Down, Citing Differences With Board

EBay C.E.O. Steps Down, Citing Differences With Board

EBay’s chief executive officer, Devin Wenig, has stepped down and the online auction company named its finance head Scott Schenkel as interim C.E.O.
Improvising a Laptop Recorder and Chewing Gum at the Same Time

Improvising a Laptop Recorder and Chewing Gum at the Same Time

Davey Alba, a Times newcomer who reports on disinformation, has a taste for Ice Breakers and a trick for saving audio from her computer.
Plastic Surgery and the Secret World of Instagram Dolls

Plastic Surgery and the Secret World of Instagram Dolls

An Instagram community of “doll pages” lets women find valuable information about body-sculpting journeys.
Vox Media Acquires New York Magazine, Chronicler of the Highbrow and Lowbrow

Vox Media Acquires New York Magazine, Chronicler of the Highbrow and Lowbrow

After more than 50 years and 44 National Magazine Awards, New York finds a home with a digital-media powerhouse.
Group Behind California Privacy Law Aims to Strengthen It

Group Behind California Privacy Law Aims to Strengthen It

The leaders of Californians for Consumer Privacy say they want to amend the law, which goes into effect next year, through a ballot initiative.
‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Privacy Rule Is Limited by Europe’s Top Court

‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Privacy Rule Is Limited by Europe’s Top Court

The European Court of Justice said the landmark privacy law cannot be enforced beyond the European Union.