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Alphabet’s Plans for a China Comeback Go Beyond Google Search

Alphabet’s Plans for a China Comeback Go Beyond Google Search

Google’s interest in China appears to be far broader than just internet search; it’s planning a push into autonomous vehicles, has opened a center for artificial intelligence research and has invested in local companies.

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 Privacy Lawyer Giving Big Tech an $8.8 Billion Headache

The Privacy Lawyer Giving Big Tech an $8.8 Billion Headache

An anti-Facebook activist next to cut-outs of Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive, outside the European Commission in Brussels last week. Litigation led by an Austrian, Max Schrems, accuses Facebook, Google, Instagram and Whatsapp of failing to comply with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation.

Microsoft Tries a New Role: Moral Leader

Microsoft Tries a New Role: Moral Leader

Microsoft has been pushing to build software for people with disabilities. It’s Seeing AI app is meant to narrate images for users.

WhatsApp Co-Founder Leaving Facebook Amid User Data Disputes

WhatsApp Co-Founder Leaving Facebook Amid User Data Disputes

Jan Koum, who co-founded WhatsApp, had insisted that strong encryption be built into the messaging service.

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.

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.

F.B.I. Used Hacking Software Decade Before iPhone Fight

F.B.I. Used Hacking Software Decade Before iPhone Fight

James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Records show that the F.B.I. was frustrated with encryption as early as 2003.


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