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Tech Companies Step Up Fight Against 'Deepfakes'


Created: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 07:55:00 -0500

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Big tech companies including Facebook, Twitter and Google have benefited from enabling users to easily share pictures or videos, but they are now working to stem the spread of maliciously doctored content ahead of next year’s presidential election.

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Facebook Weighs Steps to Curb Narrowly Targeted Political Ads


Created: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:13:00 -0500

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Facebook is considering making changes to its political-advertising policy in an effort to spurn the spread of misinformation.

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Your Health Data Isn't as Safe as You Think


Created: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 11:11:00 -0500

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Silicon Valley’s rush into the health-care business is challenging the antiquated protections of Americans’ medical histories.

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WeWork to Cut Around 17% of Workforce


Created: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:17:00 -0500

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Troubled office-space startup WeWork said it would shed around 2,400 jobs following its botched initial public offering in an effort to reduce mounting losses. The job cuts, which represent about 17% of its workforce, began around the globe weeks ago and spread this week to employees in the U.S.

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Trump Blames Beijing for Lagging Trade Talks


Created: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 08:26:00 -0500

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President Trump criticized China’s efforts to reach a deal during a visit to an Apple plant, where he sought to promote economic growth against the backdrop of a continuing trade war and the intensifying impeachment probe.

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Amazon Takes Over From GE as America's CEO Factory


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 10:29:00 -0500

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Much like GE was once a breeding ground for corporate chiefs, the tech giant has become the incubator for CEOs and entrepreneurs. They’re taking Amazon’s scrappy startup mentality—and leaving harsher parts of the culture behind.

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Tesla Unveils Electric Pickup and Targets Detroit Rivals' Profit Engine


Created: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 05:54:00 -0500

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Elon Musk unveiled the next piece of Tesla’s electric-vehicle vision: a pickup truck with a starting price of $39,900. But the road won’t be easy.

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Apple Music Gets Into the Muzak Business


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 11:43:00 -0500

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Apple Music has been quietly piloting a version of its music-streaming service for businesses including Levi Strauss and Harrods stores.

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PayPal to Buy Honey Science for $4 Billion


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:23:00 -0500

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PayPal has reached a roughly $4 billion deal to buy shopping and rewards platform Honey Science, as it pushes to gain a bigger role in consumers’ shopping habits.

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Robocall Scams Exist Because They Work---One Woman's Story Shows How


Created: Thu, 21 Nov 2019 10:46:00 -0500

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A caller impersonating an FBI agent persuaded Nina Belis to drain close to $340,000 from her bank accounts. He made use of new technology, psychological tricks and a knowledge of the banking system, and experts say the threats are proliferating.

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Corporate Stalwart Sees Way to Make Tech Better


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 07:00:00 -0500

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Kenneth Chenault, who ran American Express for 17 years, is now a venture capitalist, investing money and management wisdom in a younger generation of leaders as they confront their own distinct challenges. 

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TikTok Explores Rebranding to Shake Off Chinese Roots


Created: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:33:00 -0500

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TikTok this year made history as China’s first social-media company to make it big in the U.S. Now, it wants to shed its label as a Chinese brand.

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Best Tech Gifts 2019


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 05:38:00 -0500

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Our annual list is full of smart buys, from a fingerprint-reading deadbolt lock to a $350 smartphone that resembles phones three times the price. As usual, it’s also got some splurges.

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Amazon's Heavy Recruitment of Chinese Sellers Puts Consumers at Risk


Created: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:17:00 -0500

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The giant retail platform has included listings for banned, unsafe, counterfeit, mislabeled products. One reason: It aggressively wooed China’s manufacturers to cut out the middleman and sell directly to Americans.

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U.S. Grants Some Exceptions to Huawei Blacklist


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:05:00 -0500

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The Trump administration has allowed some U.S. suppliers to Huawei to resume shipping to the Chinese telecom giant, easing export restrictions while negotiators struggle to work out the first phase of a trade deal.

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China's New $21 Billion High-Tech Manufacturing Fund Likely to Rankle U.S.


Created: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 06:41:00 -0500

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China set up a $21 billion fund to further develop its advanced manufacturing sector, demonstrating that Beijing is pursuing its ambition to lead globally in technology, despite U.S. criticism of subsidies.

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Universities Buy SAT-Takers' Names and Boost Exclusivity


Created: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 12:57:00 -0500

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For 47 cents, the College Board will sell an individual’s information, allowing schools to market themselves more broadly. This encourages an increase in applications, which can lead to higher rejection rates.

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Notorious 8chan Forum Is an Internet Nomad


Created: Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:00:00 -0500

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Three months after being cut off from the internet, 8chan, the website associated with mass shootings, went back online this week—but only briefly as the site’s operators duel with its creator.

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