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Google Will Ask Buyers of U.S. Election Ads to Prove Identities

Google Will Ask Buyers of U.S. Election Ads to Prove Identities

Senators Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Mark Warner of Virginia, Democratic sponsors of the Honest Ads Act, a measure to increase transparency in online political advertising after Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Digital Privacy Is a Big Concern in Europe. For This Reporter, Too.

Digital Privacy Is a Big Concern in Europe. For This Reporter, Too.

Matt Apuzzo, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, in Estonia this month. “I prefer face-to-face conversations whenever possible,” he said.

The Security of Cellular Connections

The Security of Cellular Connections

If you're unsure about the security of the wireless network you're using, turn off the Wi-Fi setting in the settings and stick with the 4G LTE mobile connection.

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 Tried to Rein In Fake Ads. It Fell Short in a California Race.

Facebook Tried to Rein In Fake Ads. It Fell Short in a California Race.

Regina Bateson, a Democrat running for Congress in the California primary on Tuesday, at a fund-raising party in Auburn, Calif.

With Cryptocurrencies in Free Fall, One Big Firm Doubles Down

With Cryptocurrencies in Free Fall, One Big Firm Doubles Down

Chris Dixon, a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, will help lead a $300 million fund devoted to projects inspired by Bitcoin.

San Francisco’s Skyline, Now Inescapably Transformed by Tech

San Francisco’s Skyline, Now Inescapably Transformed by Tech

The new Salesforce Tower is visible from just about everywhere around San Francisco.

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.

An Old Scam With a New Twist

An Old Scam With a New Twist

A recent scam message tries to extort money by claiming to have a secretly recorded video based on a hack of the recipient’s computer and knowledge of the person’s password.

The Spanish Town That Runs on Twitter

The Spanish Town That Runs on Twitter

Jun, with a population of 3,500, has turned to Twitter to help it provide many public services.

Find Free (Old) Feature Films Online

Find Free (Old) Feature Films Online

The Internet Archive site is one place to find thousands of films in the public domain that you can freely stream or download.

Pitch Behind T-Mobile-Sprint Merger: Keep Up With China in 5G

Pitch Behind T-Mobile-Sprint Merger: Keep Up With China in 5G

5G wireless technology has the potential to open a wide range of economic and technological opportunities — from self-driving cars to smart cities and factories.

Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use

Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use

Miracle Gooch drawing on an iPad in a kindergarten class last winter in Flint, Mich. “The days of just throwing technology out there and washing your hands of the potential impact are over,” said Barry Rosenstein of Jana Partners, a hedge fund that joined the California teachers’ pension fund in writing to Apple.

Facebook’s Privacy Changes Leave Developers Steaming

Facebook’s Privacy Changes Leave Developers Steaming

Developers at Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8, last year. The company’s relationship with its vast community of developers has reached a tense moment once more.

Amazon Delivers a Pile of Cash, but No Fireworks

Amazon Delivers a Pile of Cash, but No Fireworks

Amazon has now been consistently profitable since early 2015, something a few analysts thought they would never see.

Waymo v. Uber Trial Opens With a Battle of Sports Metaphors

Waymo v. Uber Trial Opens With a Battle of Sports Metaphors

John Krafcik, right, Waymo’s chief executive and first witness, leaving the federal courthouse in San Francisco on Monday.


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