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May 27, 2022

Shooter Warning Signs Get Lost In Sea Of Social Media Posts
WASHINGTON — The warning signs were there for anyone to stumble upon, days before the 18-year-old gunman entered a Texas elementary school and slaughtered 19 children and two teachers. There was the Instagram photo of a hand holding a gun magazine, a TikTok profile that warned, "Kids be scared," and the image of two AR-style…

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May 27, 2022

An AI Company Scraped Billions of Photos For Facial Recognition. Regulators Can't Stop It
More and more privacy watchdogs around the world are standing up to Clearview AI, a U.S. company that has collected billions of photos from the internet without people's permission. The company, which uses those photos for its facial recognition software, was fined £7.5 million ($9.4 million) by a U.K. regulator on May 26. The U.K.…

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May 26, 2022

5 Takeaways From the DC Blockchain Summit
The summit proved that there are many crypto supporters on the hill, and that formal processes are underway to grow and normalize the industry.

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May 26, 2022

The Crypto Industry Was On Its Way to Changing the Carbon-Credit Market, Until It Hit a Major Roadblock
Crypto entrepreneurs hoped to revolutionize the carbon credit market to fight climate change. They've been met with resistance.

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May 25, 2022

TikTok Live's Subscription Program Wants to Compete With Twitch
Live video is one of the fastest-growing areas of social media, and the gap between the two apps is increasingly narrow.

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May 25, 2022

Twitter Shareholders Meet Amid Elon Musk's Takeover Drama
The scheduled shareholder meeting didn't include a vote on Musk's $44 billion bid for the social platform.

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May 25, 2022

For Teens, Saving Each Other From Social Media Is a Team Effort
TIME spoke with three teens who are working to help keep their peers safe online

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May 25, 2022

Why Tesla CEO Elon Musk Is Calling ESG a ‘Scam'
Electric car maker Tesla lost its place this month on an index dedicated to companies excelling at ESG.

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May 24, 2022

Social Media Hammered by Mounting Questions Over Advertising
Companies are competing for advertising money that is increasingly under threat from spiking inflation and privacy changes at Apple Inc.

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May 24, 2022

Niantic's New Technology Could Enable The Next Generation of Developers To Build Their Own Pokémon Go
The tech company announced two key features that they hope will pave the way for the expanded use of augmented reality (AR) in everyday life

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May 23, 2022

Florida Law Regulating Social Media Content Moderation Violates 1st Amendment, Appeals Court Says
As enacted, the law would give Florida's attorney general authority to sue companies under the state's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. It would also allow individual Floridians to sue social media companies for up to $100,000 if they feel they've been treated unfairly.

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May 19, 2022

Millennials and Gen Z Invested When It Was Fun. Now They're Riding Out a Crash
Young investors have been taking big swings on high-risk, high-return trades. What's next?

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May 17, 2022

The Real Reasons Behind the Crypto Crash, and What We Can Learn from Terra's Fall
UST's downfall could have short-term and long-term ripple effects, especially as skeptical legislators like Elizabeth Warren survey the damage

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May 17, 2022

Social Media Companies Vowed To Stop Videos of Terror Attacks. Buffalo Showed They Have More Work To Do
Three years after social media platforms committed to put an end to viral videos of terrorist attacks on their platforms, the attack in Buffalo, New York, has revealed that their efforts are still a work in progress. A self-professed white supremacist targeted Black shoppers at a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday, killing 10 people and injuring…

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May 17, 2022

Elon Musk Says Twitter Must Prove Bot Claims for $44B Deal to Proceed
Musk recently told a tech conference that fake users make up at least 20% of all Twitter accounts

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May 13, 2022

Elon Musk Sows Doubt Over His $44 Billion Twitter Takeover
Musk has said he wants to defeat spam bots, authenticate all humans and make Twitter's algorithms open source

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May 13, 2022

Elon Musk Declares $44 Billion Twitter Takeover ‘On Hold'
Musk has said he wants to defeat spam bots, authenticate all humans and make Twitter's algorithms open source

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May 12, 2022

Proton's CEO Wanted to Fight Dictatorships. Now He's Fighting Big Tech Too
Andy Yen stands at a panoramic window in his headquarters in Switzerland, surveying what on a clearer day would be a beautiful view. Ahead on the horizon, the Alps are shrouded in gray rain clouds. So Yen points down instead, at Proton's neighbors in this nondescript business park near Geneva: several wristwatch companies and a…

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May 12, 2022

Twitter to Freeze Hiring, Rescind Offers Ahead of Musk Deal
The hiring freeze is a reflection of the company's state of uncertainty while it awaits Elon Musk's $44 billion takeover.

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May 11, 2022

Google Is Making It Easier to Remove Personal Info From Search
The company is rolling out a new tool to make it easier for users to scrub personal details from its search results

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May 11, 2022

Why So Many Tech Stocks Are Falling
Technology companies thrived when the pandemic began more than two years ago. But now, as much of the population returns to work and spends less time at home, the tech sector is suffering deep losses as investors fear that companies boosted by the pandemic are running out of steam. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite reported the…

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May 11, 2022

Airbnb Made Overtourism Worse. Now It Wants to Fix That
Airbnb is implementing what it calls its biggest update in 10 years in an effort to help tackle overtourism

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May 11, 2022

Europe Is Saving Democracy From Big Tech, Says the Author of Surveillance Capitalism
When Shoshana Zuboff's The Age of Surveillance Capitalism was published in 2019, public unease with the power of Big Tech found its Rosetta Stone, an opus that simultaneously described, confirmed and named the transformation of democracy's public spaces into profit-making realms controlled by digital mega-corporations. Zuboff, a professor emerita at Harvard Business School, spoke to…

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May 10, 2022

Here's Why Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Keep Crashing
The current slide of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is being caused by a combination of short-term and long-term factors.

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May 10, 2022

How a Digital Abortion Footprint Could Lead to Criminal Charges—And What Congress Can Do About It
Getting away with breaking the law in the digital age is tricky. Almost everything one does—whether it's making a Google search for "how to clean up a crime scene," purchasing suspicious items on Amazon, or merely having been in the proximity of a crime scene with a cell phone that had its location services turned…

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May 10, 2022

Musk Says He Would Reverse Twitter's Ban of Donald Trump
Elon Musk said Twitter's Trump ban was a "morally bad decision" and "foolish in the extreme."

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May 10, 2022

Facebook Faces New Lawsuit Alleging Human Trafficking and Union-Busting in Kenya
Facebook's parent company, Meta Platforms, and its largest outsourcing partner in Africa are facing new allegations of forced labor, human trafficking, and union busting in Kenya. Daniel Motaung, a former outsourced Facebook content moderator, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Nairobi accusing Meta and outsourcing firm Sama of multiple violations of the Kenyan constitution. The lawsuit…

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May 09, 2022

Biden Starts Program to Provide Discounted Internet Service
Internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service to people with low incomes through the Affordable Connectivity Program program

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May 06, 2022

Britain Pushes Tough Tech Rules Under New Digital Watchdog
Big tech companies would have to comply with tough rules under a new digital watchdog aimed at giving consumers more choice online

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May 05, 2022

Some TurboTax Customers Will Get Paid After $141 Million Settlement Over Tax Filing Fees
NEW YORK — The company behind the TurboTax tax-filing program will pay $141 million to customers across the United States who were deceived by misleading promises of free tax-filing services, New York's attorney general announced Wednesday. Under the terms of a settlement signed by the attorneys general of all 50 states, Mountain View, California-based Intuit…

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May 05, 2022

Elon Musk Secures $7.1 Billion in New Financing for Twitter
The investors named in the filing include Fidelity, Lawrence J. Ellison Revocable Trust and Qatar Holding.

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May 05, 2022

Democracy Can Still End Big Tech's Dominance Over Our Lives
Just two decades ago barely 25% of the world's information was digital. Today, nothing escapes this web. It is our shared fate and privilege to live at the dawn of information civilization. What kind of future will this be? What legacy will we leave to our children, our people, and the generations beyond? In an…

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May 04, 2022

Bitcoin Is Coming to Your 401(k). But Your Employer Probably Won't Let You Invest in It
Fidelity opened the door for a future of crypto retirement savings. But the decision has been met with pushback, including from the U.S. Department of Labor

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May 02, 2022

Inflation, Passwords and TikTok: The Real Threats to the Future of Netflix and Streaming
The pandemic sparked a boom for video streaming services like Netflix, Disney , and Peacock. In 2020 and 2021, Netflix added 54.6 million subscribers, many of them in the frightening, isolating six months after the world locked down and people sought entertainment in the safety of their homes. Now, that unprecedented wave of growth may be…

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May 02, 2022

Twitter Is Brilliant. The Damage It's Done Is Undeniable
The debate over Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter is fierce because journalists and politicians depend on the platform to share their ideas and build their brands. Twitter is less than one-tenth the size of Facebook, and has been only intermittently profitable, which is a terrible result for one of Silicon Valley's most brilliant product ideas.…

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Apr 29, 2022

4 Ways to Fix Social Media That Don't Cost $44 Billion
Elon Musk's bid to acquire Twitter in a deal worth $44 billion has sparked debate and concern about what the platform will look like once he takes over. The world's richest man will steer the future of a small but influential platform of more than 200 million users, inheriting a heated debate over tackling issues…

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Apr 29, 2022

Twitter Has Helped Build Social Movements Across the World. Now Organizers Fear For Its Future
Pro-Palestine activists have a long history of experiencing smear attacks targeting their places of employment or study. When Hadi Nasrallah tweeted a video of protestors confronting Israeli Ambassador Tzipi Hotovely after a late 2021 speaking engagement, he attracted the attention of David Collier. Collier has a large following, describes himself as a journalist and anti-semitism…

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Apr 29, 2022

Tesla's Ambitions in India Will Test Elon Musk's Commitment to ‘Free Speech'
Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter could give the Indian government extra leverage to crack down on critics—despite Musk's stated aims to preserve free speech on the platform—due to Tesla's business ambitions in the country. Under its current leadership, Twitter has alienated the Indian government by repeatedly rejecting its demands to remove tweets critical of Prime…

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Apr 29, 2022

Apple Expects Supply Shortages to Slash Sales by Up to $8 Billion
Apple Inc. shares slid after predictions that supply constraints would cost up to $8 billion in revenue during the current quarter

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Apr 29, 2022

Elon Musk and the Tech Bro Obsession With ‘Free Speech'
They say that something is worth what someone will pay for it. If that's true, then protecting "free speech," which Elon Musk has cited as a central reason he agreed to buy Twitter for $44 billion this week, may be worth twice as much as solving America's homelessness problem, and seven times as much as…

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Apr 29, 2022

Elon Musk Offloads $4 Billion of Tesla Shares, Pledges No More Sales
Elon Musk sold about $4 billion worth of Tesla Inc. stock days after reaching a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter Inc. The Tesla chief executive officer offloaded 4.4 million shares on April 26 and April 27, according to regulatory filings. Musk has now disposed of more than $20 billion worth of stock in the…

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Apr 28, 2022

The Numbers That May Have Convinced Elon Musk That Twitter Was Worth $44 Billion
Elon Musk is anything but conventional. Typically, when companies (or multi-billionaires) spend boatloads of money on acquisitions, they take their time reviewing internal documents and financial statements that aren't available to the public—before making their offer to buy. But that's not how Musk did it. In the lead-up to his momentous $44 billion deal to…

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Apr 28, 2022

Elon Musk Wants to Rid Twitter of ‘Spam Bots.' Nearly Half His Followers Are Fake
Spam bots on Twitter are automated accounts that mimic the activity of real people on the site, but are programmed to engage in malicious activity

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Apr 28, 2022

Twitter Sales Miss Estimates as Elon Musk Poised to Take Control
Twitter Inc., in one of its last earnings reports before Elon Musk takes the company private, reported revenue that missed analysts' estimates, reflecting a slowdown in advertising. Revenue rose to $1.2 billion in the first quarter, the social media company said on Thursday. That compared with the average forecast for $1.23 billion, according to data…

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Apr 28, 2022

What Elon Musk's Twitter Takeover Means for Trump's TRUTH Social
Musk's deal has left a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the fate of Trump's TRUTH Social platform

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Apr 28, 2022

The World's Steel Comes at a Steep Climate Cost. A Swedish Company is Trying to Change That.
"If we have the chance to really solve the root cause of the real problem, why not do that?"

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Apr 28, 2022

Influencers Are Scamming Their Fans Through Crypto. Here's How Their Tactics Have Evolved.
As crypto technology has evolved, so too have the methods by influencers to extract money out of their fanbases

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Apr 27, 2022

Twitter Account Deactivations Following the Elon Musk Deal: Here's What We Know
Public figures have been seeing wild fluctuations in their follower accounts—and the activity seems to be following partisan lines.

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Apr 27, 2022

Prominent Twitter Users Are Seeing Big Losses and Gains in Followers. Here's What We Know
Public figures have been seeing wild fluctuations in their follower accounts—and the activity seems to be following partisan lines.

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Apr 27, 2022

‘We're Back.' Far-Right Groups Celebrate Elon Musk's Twitter Takeover
While much of the online world reacted with surprise and skepticism when news broke of Elon Musk's stunning $44 billion acquisition of Twitter on Monday, some corners of the Internet broke out in jubilation. "Today is a massive cause for celebration!" one user posted on the messaging app Telegram. That user, a conspiracist who goes…

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Apr 26, 2022

What Elon Musk's Twitter Takeover Means for CEO Parag Agrawal
As owner of the company, Musk will have the power to transform the board and fire key individuals who don't align with his vision for the platform.

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Apr 26, 2022

Twitter Employees Have Spent Years Trying to Make the Platform Safer. Elon Musk Could Undermine All That
Twitter employees told TIME that the billionaire's record bodes poorly for the company's anti-harassment efforts

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Apr 26, 2022

What Elon Musk Really Believes
In trying to read his motivations, both left and right seem to be getting Musk wrong

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Apr 26, 2022

Jeff Bezos Wonders If China Will Have Leverage Over Twitter Following Elon Musk's Purchase
Elon Musk's business interests in China prompt a question from the Amazon founder

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Apr 25, 2022

Why Elon Musk's Plans to ‘Fix' Twitter Will Be Harder to Implement Than He Thinks
Musk has laid out a series of changes to Twitter after making a deal to buy it for $44 billion

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Apr 25, 2022

Elon Musk Reaches $44 Billion Deal to Buy Twitter
The world's richest man is set to take Twitter private

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Apr 25, 2022

Twitter Said to Edge Closer to $43B Deal with Elon Musk
Twitter started warming up to a potential deal after Musk revealed a financing plan that included backing from Morgan Stanley and other institutions

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Apr 23, 2022

Twitter Bans Ads That Contradict Science on Climate Change
"Ads shouldn't detract from important conversations about the climate crisis," the company said in a statement

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Apr 22, 2022

Cyberattack Causes Chaos in Costa Rica's Government Systems
The Russian-speaking Conti gang claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Costa Rican government had not confirmed its origin

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Apr 21, 2022

What It's Like to Use BeReal, an Instagram Rival That Lets You Post Only Once a Day
BeReal seeks to give users a more unfiltered look at each other's lives

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Apr 21, 2022

Well, Elon Musk Has Secured $46.5B to Offer Twitter in Just a Few Days
Elon Musk says he has gathered up more than enough cash to follow through on his bid to buy Twitter. In a new SEC filing Thursday morning, he confirmed that he has secured the full $46.5 billion funding in commitment letters from Morgan Stanley and other financial institutions. Musk also floated that he may explore…

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Apr 21, 2022

Well, Elon Musk Has Secured the $46.5B to Buy Twitter in Just a Few Days
Elon Musk says he has gathered up more than enough cash to follow through on his bid to buy Twitter. In a new SEC filing Thursday morning, he confirmed that he has secured the full $46.5 billion funding in commitment letters from Morgan Stanley and other financial institutions. Musk also floated that he may explore…

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Apr 21, 2022

How More Cities Worldwide Can Attract Remote Workers
The largest, and by some measures the most passenger-friendly station in Europe, is in Leipzig, Germany, a cosmopolitan city of nearly 600,000 people in the Eastern German state of Saxony. Despite being lauded as the "new Berlin" and one of Germany's fastest-growing cities, Leipzig's global reputation is still catching up to its European one. I…

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Apr 21, 2022

Coachella Gave Fans a Wild AR Experience. It Could Be the Future of Concerts
If you were watching the Coachella YouTube livestream on Saturday night, you might have done a double take as giant leafy trees and a Godzilla-sized parrot slowly rose above the stage of the electronic artist Flume.

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Apr 20, 2022

Coinbase's New NFT Marketplace May Solve Its Growth Problems
Many believe Coinbase will be able to expand into NFTs -- but perhaps not as quickly as they expected

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Apr 20, 2022

How I Am Using Psychology to Persuade Russians of the Truth About Ukraine
Many of us have been struggling to find a way to help Ukraine. A Norwegian tech entrepreneur named Fabian Falch found his answer. With a small group of volunteers, Fabian built a system to elude spam filters and dispatch millions of emails to Russia— urging the Russian people to disregard the government propaganda and providing…

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Apr 18, 2022

Amazon Will Undergo A Racial Equity Audit, Led by Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch
The audit will be led by former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch

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Apr 17, 2022

IBM Was Once King of AI. CEO Arvind Krishna Is Trying to Reclaim That Title
(To receive weekly emails of conversations with the world's top CEOs and business decisionmakers, click here.) On the day IBM announced she'd be stepping down, exiting CEO Ginni Rometty called Arvind Krishna "the right CEO for the next era" at the company. "He is a brilliant technologist who has played a significant role in developing…

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Apr 15, 2022

Here's What Wall Street Thinks About Elon Musk's Bid to Buy Twitter
In most cases, news that a company could be bought out at a price higher than its market value sends investors into a buying frenzy that rackets up the company's share price. But that wasn't exactly the case for Twitter on Thursday. The company's stock fell almost 2% during regular trading on the day that…

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Apr 15, 2022

Twitter Is Adopting a ‘Poison Pill' Defense Against Elon Musk's Offer. Here's What That Means
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Twitter said Friday that its board of directors has unanimously adopted a "poison pill" defense in response to Tesla CEO Elon Musk's proposal to buy the company and take it private. Twitter said the move, formally called a "limited duration shareholder rights plan," aims to enable its investors to "realize the…

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Apr 15, 2022

What The Girl From Plainville Means for Texting and Teen Suicide
How Michelle Carter's "texting suicide" case has impacted both our legal system and society at large.

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Apr 14, 2022

Why Thousands of Etsy's Sellers, Including Me, Are On Strike
On April 11, I logged onto Etsy, put my virtual shop on pause, and joined more than 20,000 others in organizing a strike against the site. Etsy is an enormous global platform where millions of craftspeople and artists sell their wares, and when I first heard about the strike, I wondered what difference my action…

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Apr 14, 2022

What Happens Next With Elon Musk's Bid to Buy Twitter
Elon Musk recently jested to his 80 million followers on Twitter about turning the social media company's San Francisco headquarters into a homeless shelter. That's not normally something a company's largest individual shareholder teases about but, for Musk, it's a typically impish quip. The brash billionaire's bid this week to buy all of Twitter could…

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Apr 14, 2022

‘The Idea Exposes His Naiveté.' Twitter Employees On Why Elon Musk Is Wrong About Free Speech
Elon Musk offered to buy Twitter for $43 billion on April 14, in what he claimed was a move that would allow him to change the platform to promote more "free speech." The world's richest man calls himself a "free speech absolutist" and has criticized Twitter's increasing usage of content moderation. "I invested in Twitter…

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Apr 14, 2022

Elon Musk Offers to Buy Twitter for $43 Billion
The billionaire, who already owns a 9% stake in the company, announced the offer in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday.

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Apr 11, 2022

More Than 18,000 Etsy Sellers Sign on to Strike Over 30% Fee Increase
"The fee increase was the final straw."

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Apr 11, 2022

Elon Musk Decided Not to Join Twitter's Board After All, CEO Says
"I believe this is for the best," Agrawal said in an internal memo he shared on Twitter

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Apr 08, 2022

What Elon Musk Can Do at Twitter—and What He Can't
One of corporate America's most notable loudmouths has acquired the largest stake in the home of online loudmouths: Twitter, the microblogging platform. Of course, the person in question is multi-billionaire Elon Musk, the wealthiest person on earth, worth a staggering $288 billion. The day after his news-making investment, on April 5, Twitter announced that Musk…

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Apr 08, 2022

What Elon Musk Can Do In His New Role at Twitter—and What He Can't
One of corporate America's most notable loudmouths has acquired the largest stake in the home of online loudmouths: Twitter, the microblogging platform. Of course, the person in question is multi-billionaire Elon Musk, the wealthiest person on Earth, worth a staggering $288 billion. The day after his news-making investment, Twitter announced that Musk would also be…

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Apr 07, 2022

The Bitcoin Mining Showdown In New York's Wine Country
When I reach Rick Rainey on the phone, he's barreling down a highway in his Subaru with samples of Riesling in tow. "I'm out here spreading the Finger Lakes love," he tells me—which means, he's testing his winery's wares on potential buyers and acting as de facto ambassador for his rural pocket of New York,…

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Apr 07, 2022

We Have the Technology to Solve Climate Change. What We Need Is Political Will
As IPCC climate scientists make clear, politicians must help scale up existing technologies to avert catastrophic climate change

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Apr 07, 2022

We Have the Technology to Solve Climate Change. What We Need is Political Will.
As IPCC climate scientists make clear, politicians must help scale up existing technologies to avert catastrophic climate change

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Apr 06, 2022

Twitter Says Edit Button Test Has Nothing to Do With Elon Musk
Many Twitter users including Musk, the company's largest shareholder, have long asked for an edit function

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Apr 05, 2022

Inside Epic's Unreal Engine 5—and What It Means for the Future of Gaming, Movies, and the Metaverse
TIME got exclusive access to developers and artists who have already started using Unreal Engine 5. Here's what's under the hood

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Apr 05, 2022

Climeworks Raises $650 Million to Scale Up Carbon Capture Technology
Most scenarios that keep global warming within 1.5°C will require removing some carbon that's already been dumped into the atmosphere

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Apr 05, 2022

Elon Musk Will Join Twitter's Board of Directors
Elon Musk is joining Twitter's board of directors a day after disclosing that the Tesla CEO took a 9% stake in the social media platform. Twitter Inc. said in a regulatory filing Tuesday that it entered into an agreement with Musk on Monday that will give the billionaire a seat on its board, with the…

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Apr 04, 2022

How the Company Behind TikTok's Viral 3D-Printed Houses Wants to Help Solve the Affordable Housing Crisis
Videos of 3D-homebuilding are racking up tens of millions of views and helping people envision a world in which affordable 3D-printed houses are the new norm

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Apr 04, 2022

Elon Musk Becomes Twitter's Biggest Shareholder
Musk recently polled his followers on the platform about whether the company adheres to the principles of free speech.

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Apr 04, 2022

‘We Became Like a Big Startup.' How Kyiv Adapted the City's Tech to Save Lives
When Oleg Polovynko thinks of the first days of the Russian invasion of his country, he looks down at his fitness watch. In normal times, the 38-year-old IT director in Kyiv's city council used his Garmin watch to track his workouts. "Right now, my heart rate is 62," he tells TIME, holding up his wrist.…

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Mar 31, 2022

How Top Fiction Writers Are Thinking About the Metaverse
These works express anxiety about their corporate control and probe into the implications of AI omniscience. They range from hopeful to downright dystopian

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Mar 30, 2022

This Tech Leader is Harnessing Collective Action to Green the Grid
Open-source software could make a big difference for decarbonization

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Mar 30, 2022

HYBE's Bang Si-Hyuk Explains His Vision For the Company Behind BTS
Bang Si-Hyuk cut his teeth in the music industry as an artist—a songwriter. But lately, as founder and now Chairman of HYBE, the South-Korea-based talent agency and technology company behind supergroup BTS, Bang has become better known for his canny strategies and vision as the ringleader of one of the world's most potent culture companies.…

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Mar 29, 2022

Why Crypto Scams Are Driving an Online Crime Boom — And How to Outsmart Them
After two months, Tho Vu was infatuated. The 33-year-old customer service agent, living in Maryland, had met "Ze Zhao" through a dating app, and says she quickly began exchanging messages with him all day on WhatsApp. He seemed like someone she could rely on—he called her "little princess" and sent her reminders to drink enough…

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Mar 29, 2022

Why Crypto Scams Are Driving an Online Crime Boom —And How to Outsmart Them
After two months, Tho Vu was infatuated. The 33-year-old customer service agent, living in Maryland, had met "Ze Zhao" through a dating app, and says she quickly began exchanging messages with him all day on WhatsApp. He seemed like someone she could rely on—he called her "little princess" and sent her reminders to drink enough…

Time: Techland
Mar 25, 2022

How Big Tech Weaponizes Our Shame
Shame is a visceral, instinctual response. We react violently to shaming by others, either by feeling shame or by feeling outraged at the attempt. This human hardwiring, which historically salvaged our reputations and preserved our lives, is being hijacked and perverted by the Big Tech companies for profit. In the process, we are needlessly pitted…

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Mar 24, 2022

Reddit Moves to Control Hate Speech and Misinformation in Two Forums
Two months after TIME reported that hate speech was running rampant in non-English-language subreddits, Reddit has taken action against two of those groups

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Mar 24, 2022

After Years of Heated Rivalry, NYC Taxis Will Join Uber
Uber, hit by driver shortages and a surge in food delivery requests during the pandemic, will list New York City taxi cabs on its app, a partnership that until recently would have been unthinkable with both camps fighting ferociously for the same customers. After a period in which waits for an Uber ride grew longer,…

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Mar 24, 2022

No Bosses: What It's Like Working at a DAO
A version of this article was published in TIME's newsletter Into the Metaverse. Subscribe for a weekly guide to the future of the Internet. You can find past issues of the newsletter here. In January, many people on Crypto Twitter proclaimed that if 2021 was the year of NFTs, then 2022 would be the year…

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Mar 23, 2022

Why YouTube Has Survived Russia's Social Media Crackdown—So Far
The platform's popularity may have helped to shield it

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Mar 22, 2022

States Could Let Parents Sue Big Tech for Addicting Kids. Here's What That Really Means.
Lawmakers across the country are increasingly looking for ways to crack down on the likes of Instagram, TikTok, YouTube

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