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Keeping Google Assistant on Tap

Keeping Google Assistant on Tap

When the Google Assistant appears, tap the “What’s on my screen?” button, left, to see the searchable content on the page.

Trump Tried to Protect Qualcomm. Now His Trade War May Be Hurting It.

Trump Tried to Protect Qualcomm. Now His Trade War May Be Hurting It.

Steve Mollenkopf, the chief executive of Qualcomm, which the Trump administration shielded from a hostile takeover bid. Months later, Mr. Mollenkopf is waiting for China to weigh in on a $44 billion deal with NXP.

Inside Twitter’s Struggle Over What Gets Banned

Inside Twitter’s Struggle Over What Gets Banned

Twitter has been embroiled in internal conversations about how to evolve and explain its policies for what can and cannot be posted on its site.

Goldman Sachs to Open a Bitcoin Trading Operation

Goldman Sachs to Open a Bitcoin Trading Operation

Goldman Sachs will begin using its own money to trade with clients in a variety of contracts linked to the price of Bitcoin.

Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse

Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse

In training sessions on domestic violence and technology, people have started asking about how to handle the use of connected home devices in abuse situations, said Erica Olsen, director of the Safety Net Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

Emergency Braking Was Disabled When Self-Driving Uber Killed Woman, Report Says

Emergency Braking Was Disabled When Self-Driving Uber Killed Woman, Report Says

The police in Tempe, Ariz., speaking to the media after an autonomous Uber vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian in March.

Ingress Has the World as Its Game Board

Ingress Has the World as Its Game Board

R.M. Harman, who goes by the nickname Auros, was at Prospect Park in Brooklyn last month to play Ingress. He traveled there from San Francisco.

White House Eliminates Cybersecurity Coordinator Role

White House Eliminates Cybersecurity Coordinator Role

John R. Bolton, the national security adviser. He has talked about ‘streamlining’ the National Security Council.

Tech Was Supposed to Get Political. It’s Hanging Back in This Election.

Tech Was Supposed to Get Political. It’s Hanging Back in This Election.

London Breed, a candidate for mayor in one of San Francisco’s most disputed elections in recent memory.

YouTube Adds More Scrutiny to Top-Tier Videos

YouTube Adds More Scrutiny to Top-Tier Videos

Logan Paul, one of YouTube’s biggest stars, was dropped from its Google Preferred tier for posting inappropriate videos.

Yelp Can’t Be Ordered to Remove Negative Posts, California Court Rules

Yelp Can’t Be Ordered to Remove Negative Posts, California Court Rules

Jeremy Stoppelman, the chief executive of Yelp. The company said lower court rulings could have limited free speech online.

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.”

Democratic Party Says It Thwarted Attempted Hack of Voter Database

Democratic Party Says It Thwarted Attempted Hack of Voter Database

A Democratic Party official said the unsuccessful hack targeted the organization's voter file, known as Votebuilder.

Facebook’s Head of Communications and Policy Is Leaving Company

Facebook’s Head of Communications and Policy Is Leaving Company

Elliot Schrage, a Facebook vice president and confidante of chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, said on Thursday that he was leaving the social network.

After Cambridge Analytica, Privacy Experts Get to Say ‘I Told You So’

After Cambridge Analytica, Privacy Experts Get to Say ‘I Told You So’

Facebook’s offices in Menlo Park, Calif. The disclosure that the personal data of up to 87 million Facebook users was improperly harvested by the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica has given privacy experts hope that the public will finally listen to them.

In Some Countries, Facebook’s Fiddling Has Magnified Fake News

In Some Countries, Facebook’s Fiddling Has Magnified Fake News

The newsroom of Página Siete, a Bolivian newspaper. Traffic to the publication’s website plunged by 20 percent after Facebook began testing a new version of its News Feed in Bolivia.


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