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A Look Inside the Tactics of Definers, Facebook’s Attack Dog
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 01:24:45 GMT
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, testifying in September before a Senate committee.
Mark Zuckerberg Defends Facebook as Furor Over Its Tactics Grows
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:11:38 GMT
Mark Zuckerberg fielded questions from reporters on Thursday about his and Sheryl Sandberg’s management of Facebook.
Google Cloud Executive Who Sought Pentagon Contract Steps Down
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 20:28:11 GMT
Diane Greene, a co-founder and former chief executive of VMware, was hired in 2015 to expand Google’s cloud computing business.
Bits: The Week in Tech: Amazon Finally Makes an HQ2 Decision
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:00:00 GMT
Amazon chose the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens as the location for half of its second headquarters. In doing so, it will have to deal with the labor, media and electoral politics of New York.
The Saturday Profile: From Encyclopedic Collector to ‘Wikipedian-at-Large’
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:42:48 GMT
Mike Dickison, New Zealand’s first Wikipedian-at-Large, in the library of the Auckland War Memorial Museum. “If I find something I’m passionate about, I need to share it and get other people involved too,” he said.
Real Estate Technology: Try, Try Again
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 20:28:36 GMT
‘No Morals’: Advertisers React to Facebook Report
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:16:05 GMT
One senior adviser in advertising suggested that Facebook should establish an ombudsman role to assess and report on its societal risks in regular financial filings.
What Amazon’s HQ2 Winners Look Like, Before Amazon
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 16:28:04 GMT
Neo-Nazis Have No First Amendment Right to Harassment, Judge Rules
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 01:02:54 GMT
Tanya Gersh of Whitefish, Mont., became the target of a neo-Nazi “troll storm” of online harassment orchestrated by The Daily Stormer.
‘I Don’t Really Want to Work for Facebook.’ So Say Some Computer Science Students.
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:45:11 GMT
The Cal Hacks 5.0 competition drew students to the University of California, Berkeley, including, from left, Haitao Zhang, Ingrid Wu and Emily Hu, all students at Berkeley. Some students at the hackathon expressed a reluctance to work for big tech firms.
At War: Are Killer Robots the Future of War? Parsing the Facts on Autonomous Weapons
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:00:09 GMT
Milrem Robotic’s Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System at the Changi exhibition centre in Singapore in February 2016.
Minister in Charge of Japan’s Cybersecurity Says He Has Never Used a Computer
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:24:57 GMT
Yoshitaka Sakurada, left, who heads the Japanese government’s cybersecurity office, said he had no need to learn to use a computer.
Facebook Cuts Ties With Washington Firm That Sought to Discredit Social Network’s Critics
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:02:57 GMT
A Facebook logo reflected on an advertisement board outside the United States Capitol in Washington in October. Facebook had initially hired Definers Public Affairs, a consulting firm, to monitor news about the social network.
Damage Control at Facebook: 6 Takeaways From The Times’s Investigation
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:59:24 GMT
Mark Zuckerberg at a congressional hearing in April.
Tech We’re Using: The Essentials for Covering Silicon Valley: Burner Phones and Doorbells
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:38:22 GMT
The New York Times reporter Jack Nicas in San Francisco. Some of his most reliable reporting tools are a pen and paper, he says.
Amazon’s HQ2 in Virginia Leaves a Real Estate Firm Poised to Cash In
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:18:54 GMT
The Galvan, a JBG Smith property in Rockville, Md. Amazon’s expansion plans in Northern Virginia will be a windfall for the real estate company.
Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:30:44 GMT
Facebook has gone on the attack as one scandal after another — Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech — has led to a congressional and consumer backlash.
Uber’s Losses Continue Ahead of Initial Public Offering
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:02:31 GMT
Uber is preparing for an initial public offering next year, in what would likely be one of the biggest technology offerings.
Tech Fix: What’s Hot (and What’s Not) This Black Friday
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:24:10 GMT
The line outside a Best Buy store before it opened on Black Friday in Overland Park, Kan., last year.
New York Is a Genuine Tech Hub (and That Was Before Amazon)
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:22:17 GMT
The Bay Area in California remains the nation’s high-tech epicenter. But New York’s tech work force has been growing impressively.