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Twitter Suspends Account of Former Adviser to Saudi Crown Prince

Twitter Suspends Account of Former Adviser to Saudi Crown Prince

The account was one of thousands with ties to governments in the Middle East that were taken down by the social media company.

‘Nerd,’ ‘Nonsmoker,’ ‘Wrongdoer’: How Might A.I. Label You?

ImageNet Roulette, a digital art project and viral selfie app, exposes how biases have crept into the artificial-intelligence technologies changing our lives.
Facebook’s Suspension of ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps Reveals Wider Privacy Issues

Facebook’s Suspension of ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Apps Reveals Wider Privacy Issues

The scale of suspensions, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, was far larger than the social network had previously revealed.
Funny or Die Finds New Life in the Streaming Era

Funny or Die Finds New Life in the Streaming Era

The company, which began as a comedy website, has branched out to podcasts and feature films, including “Between Two Ferns: The Movie,” which debuts on Netflix on Friday.
The Week in Tech: An Emerging Twist on Antitrust

The Week in Tech: An Emerging Twist on Antitrust

If regulators and lawmakers are serious, they’re going to have to rethink a traditional approach to monopolies.
Seven Ways Telecommuting Has Changed Real Estate

Seven Ways Telecommuting Has Changed Real Estate

As more people are able to work from home, housing priorities have changed, and different places and types of housing have become more popular.
Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas Scoop Up Personal Data From Scores of Companies

Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas Scoop Up Personal Data From Scores of Companies

The practice, which the bureau says is vital to counterterrorism efforts, casts a much wider net than previously disclosed, newly released documents show.
Uber and Lyft Drivers Gain Labor Clout, With Help From an App

Uber and Lyft Drivers Gain Labor Clout, With Help From an App

A nascent group in California offers a model for organizing a far-flung work force, and wielding political influence, through innovative technology.
Bezos and Zuckerberg Take Their Pitches to Washington

Bezos and Zuckerberg Take Their Pitches to Washington

The Amazon and Facebook leaders were there for different reasons, but the appearances highlighted their companies’ need to reshape the public debate about their practices.
Hard Times in Silicon Valley? Not for the Payments Start-Up Stripe

Hard Times in Silicon Valley? Not for the Payments Start-Up Stripe

Known for its quiet and steady growth, Stripe said on Thursday that it received new funding that made it worth $35 billion.

Virtual Reality Video Games That Double as Exercise

Virtual reality is still niche, but a growing crop of VR games with a fitness element may inspire people to pick up a headset. Here’s what to know before you get started.
Airbnb Says It Plans to Go Public in 2020

Airbnb Says It Plans to Go Public in 2020

Making a public statement about a stock market debut in a particular year is unusual among technology start-ups, which typically keep their plans secret.
Vaping Illnesses Increase to 530 Probable Cases, C.D.C. Says

Vaping Illnesses Increase to 530 Probable Cases, C.D.C. Says

More than three-fourths of those sickened are male, health officials said, and half are under 25. Missouri reported the eighth death linked to vaping during this summer’s crisis.
Amazon Accelerates Efforts to Fight Climate Change

Amazon Accelerates Efforts to Fight Climate Change

Pledging that the retailer would be carbon neutral by 2040, Jeff Bezos, the C.E.O., said it was ordering 100,000 electric delivery trucks.
Teenage Vaping Rises Sharply Again This Year

Teenage Vaping Rises Sharply Again This Year

Preliminary figures from a national survey show that the prevalence of e-cigarette use among minors has doubled from 2017 through this year, despite national campaigns warning of the dangers.
Luigi Colani, 91, Designer of Fanciful and Futuristic Objects, Dies

Luigi Colani, 91, Designer of Fanciful and Futuristic Objects, Dies

Better known for far-out prototypes than actual products, he was seen by his admirers as a visionary in an unimaginative world.
The Family Minivan as Reporting Tool

The Family Minivan as Reporting Tool

The finance editor, David Enrich, does a lot of work while on the move (but don’t worry, he’s not behind the wheel).
Lawmakers Urge Aggressive Action From Regulators on Big Tech

Lawmakers Urge Aggressive Action From Regulators on Big Tech

Senators at a hearing pushed for assurances that the F.T.C. and Justice Department would provide vigorous oversight of the companies.
Facebook Expands Definition of Terrorist Organizations to Limit Extremism

Facebook Expands Definition of Terrorist Organizations to Limit Extremism

The change was one of several Facebook announced ahead of a hearing with federal lawmakers on Wednesday.
IPhone 11 and 11 Pro Review: Thinking Differently in the Golden Age of Smartphones

IPhone 11 and 11 Pro Review: Thinking Differently in the Golden Age of Smartphones

This is not your typical gadget review. That’s because it is time to rethink when to upgrade your iPhone.