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Facebook Identifies New Influence Operations Spanning Globe

Facebook Identifies New Influence Operations Spanning Globe

We know that trolls on social media are trying to sow discord on contentious subjects like race, guns and abortion, but how do they do it? Here is a visual guide to their strategy.

Hurricanes. Shootings. Fires. Time for an Editor’s Emergency Kit.

Hurricanes. Shootings. Fires. Time for an Editor’s Emergency Kit.

Julie Bloom, a deputy editor on the national desk, communicates with her reporters in multiple ways: via text message, Slack, the Signal app, Gchat and phone calls.

So, About That Treadmill Desk in the Newsroom

So, About That Treadmill Desk in the Newsroom

Nellie Bowles, who writes about tech culture, on her LifeSpan TR1200 treadmill at her desk in San Francisco. Her co-worker in the next cubicle finds being walked at for hours each day “kind of soothing now.”

Google Promises Its A.I. Will Not Be Used for Weapons

Google Promises Its A.I. Will Not Be Used for Weapons

Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, at its annual Google I/O developer conference last month in Mountain View, Calif. On Thursday he laid out objectives for the company’s use of A.I. technology.

Intel C.E.O. Brian Krzanich Resigns After Relationship With Employee

Intel C.E.O. Brian Krzanich Resigns After Relationship With Employee

Brian Krzanich, Intel’s chief executive, last year. Mr. Krzanich resigned from his executive and board member positions on Thursday.

How Companies Scour Our Digital Lives for Clues to Our Health

How Companies Scour Our Digital Lives for Clues to Our Health

Aaron Krolik, a software engineer in news technology at The New York Times, downloaded the Sharecare app and received this voice analysis message after he called Natasha Singer, a Times reporter.

She Was No. 2 at Intel. Now She’s Taking Aim at the Chip Maker.

She Was No. 2 at Intel. Now She’s Taking Aim at the Chip Maker.

Renée James, Intel’s former president, is leading a new start-up, Ampere, that will sell chips to handle calculations in server computers.

F.B.I.’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

F.B.I.’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

An analysis by Cisco’s threat intelligence division found that hundreds of thousands of routers, from a range of manufacturers, were infected by the malware linked to the hacking group Fancy Bear.

The Biggest Spender of Political Ads on Facebook? President Trump

The Biggest Spender of Political Ads on Facebook? President Trump

President Trump’s operation has run dozens of ads on Facebook recently that seek to rally support to confirm Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the vacant spot on the Supreme Court.

Iranian Hackers: Sophisticated, Frustrated and a Rising Global Threat

Iranian Hackers: Sophisticated, Frustrated and a Rising Global Threat

An Iranian man surfing the internet at a cafe in Tehran in 2013. The Iranian government has improved its online abilities to monitor its own people and strike out at other countries.

In Washington, a Brighter Spotlight on Technology

In Washington, a Brighter Spotlight on Technology

Cecilia Kang covers technology and regulatory policy in Washington. “My contacts are very particular about how we communicate, so I have about half a dozen apps I use regularly for interviews,” she said.

Can Sweatcoin, a Hot Fitness App, Keep You Off the Couch?

Can Sweatcoin, a Hot Fitness App, Keep You Off the Couch?

The Sweatcoin app uses an algorithm to verify users’ outdoor steps and issue points called “sweatcoins.” But the app often gives less credit than many people expect. When a reporter walked 3,559 steps, most of them outside, the app converted only 1,319 into sweatcoins.

In India, Facebook’s WhatsApp Plays Central Role in Elections

In India, Facebook’s WhatsApp Plays Central Role in Elections

Voters in Bengaluru wait to cast ballots in Karnataka state elections on Saturday. WhatsApp is taking an increasingly central role in elections, especially in developing countries.

Google’s Parent Company Spends Like It’s Thinking of a Future Beyond Ads

Google’s Parent Company Spends Like It’s Thinking of a Future Beyond Ads

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, spent big in the first quarter on new data centers and services aimed at businesses.

Making a Crypto Utopia in Puerto Rico

Making a Crypto Utopia in Puerto Rico

Brock Pierce inside the former Children’s Museum in Old San Juan, P.R., which he and his colleagues hope to make part of a crypto utopia where the money is virtual and the contracts are all public.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note9: Too Much Phone for Most of Us

Samsung’s Galaxy Note9: Too Much Phone for Most of Us

The Samsung Galaxy Note9 has new features like the ability to convert the phone into a personal computer. It also has a bold new starting price: $999.99.


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